School Transport

The majority of children attending Eaton Bank Academy walk to school. We actively encourage children to walk to school, whenever it is safe and reasonable for them to do so. This helps them develop a healthy lifestyle and fosters independence. Children often walk in friendship groups and staff are still on hand for them even as they walk down Jackson Road.

Cheshire East funded transport

For those travelling from further afield, the catchment area for Eaton Bank Academy includes a large swathe of rural Cheshire.  Cheshire East Council will arrange transport for those who live within our catchment area AND who live more than three miles from the school.

Do I live within Eaton Bank’s catchment area?
Please click here to view the Eaton Bank catchment area, which covers, geographically, our feeder primary schools (Mossley, Marton and District, Havannah, Buglawton, Bosley and Marlfields). Eaton Bank’s catchment area goes as far as Siddington in the North and Timbersbrook in the South East. The map is dynamic – please click on the exact location where you live and a ‘pop up’ will show which secondary school’s catchment your home address falls into.

Even though we have very strong links with North Staffordshire primary schools, please note, North Staffordshire postcodes (and as you can see from the map, many Cheshire East postcodes) are not included within Eaton Bank’s catchment area and therefore do not qualify for funded transport. However, there are two Eaton Bank managed bus services, who cater for the North Staffordshire area – please see information below.

For Sixth Form funded transport, please click here to read Cheshire East’s post 16 travel policy.

If you have any queries regarding whether your child qualifies for free school transport, please contact Cheshire East school transport team here.

Paid for transport

For those living less than three miles from the school, or not within the Cheshire East Catchment, there are presently two commercial bus services and two Eaton Bank managed services which deliver students directly to the door at Eaton Bank. Please see the ‘Commercial Bus Services’ tab and the ‘EBA Services’ tab for timetables and fares. To book a place on one of our Eaton Bank managed bus services, either the EBA01 or EBA02, a Transport Booking Form will be sent out in the spring/summer term. Once the September 2024 term has started, if you then require a place please contact postpoint@eatonbank.org.

September 2023 – Please note the EBA02 service is now fully booked for the academic year. 

The fares for these services and timetables can be found on the tabs above.

We run a free after-school mini bus service for students attending extra curricular activities. To qualify for this service, students need to have an EBA service bus pass for the afternoon on the day of travel. Places on the mini bus are reserved by contacting Mrs Phillips (postpoint@eatonbank.org). Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis – please ensure you contact Mrs Phillips at least the day before you wish your child to take the minibus.

If you have any questions regarding transport to Eaton Bank Academy, please contact the school office postpoint@eatonbank.org

Commercial Bus Services

September 2023 Timetable

 K80 Ladyline: Eaton Bank only Bus Route
SCHOOL DAYS ONLY  September 2023
Weathercock Lane/Crouch Lane junction 7.45 Eaton Bank 3.15
Church House Pub Buxton Road A54 7.48 Bus Terminal 3.25
Railway Station/Park Lane 8.00 War Memorial,  Canal St 3.27
Henshall Hall/Biddulph Road 8.02 Canal Street/ Astbury Lane Ends 3.30
Leek Road 8.05 Leek Road 3.33
Canal Street/ Astbury Lane Ends 8.07 Henshall Hall/Biddulph Road 3.38
Well Spring Church, Canal St 8.10 Railway Station/Park Lane 3.40
High St opp Capital Walk 8.15 Church House Pub Buxton Road A54 3.52
Eaton Bank 8.25 Weathercock Lane/Crouch Lane junctio 3.55
Annual and Half term passes are available to buy via ShuttleID, link available through www.ladylinecoaches.com/schools

Prices for September 2023-24 are TBC and subject to demand.

01260 273744 · ladylinecoaches@gmail.com

 

38 (Macclesfield to Congleton) 38 (Congleton to Macclesfield)
Macclesfield, Bus Station 8.05 am Lower Heath Jackson Road (EBA) 3.40 pm
Gawsworth, Crossroads 8.15 am Gawsworth, Crossroads 4.51 pm
Lower Heath Jackson Road (EBA) 8.30 am Macclesfield, Bus Station 4.04 pm

Please check full timetable here.

Bus service operated by D&G Bus. Timetable subject to change.

EBA Services

Eaton Bank Managed bus services

2023-2024: Prices remain the same as last year

September 2023 Timetable

EBA01 – North 70 Seats AM
 
NB. THIS BUS DOES NOT COLLECT FROM THURSFIELD
Newtown, Packmoor 7.38 am
High Street, Harriseahead 7.41 am
Mow Cop Road 7.43 am
Mount Pleasant 7.49 am
Station Road (Scholar Green) 7.53 am
A34 Padgbury Lane 7.55 am
West Heath Shopping Centre (Sandbach Road) 8.03 am
Eaton Bank Academy 8.20 am
(PM = reverse of inward route)

 

Pricing — North Staffs – 2023-2024

£3.30 day return (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£3.20 day return (paid termly in advance)
£3.15 day return (paid annually in advance)
£2.15 single (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£2.10 single (paid termly in advance)
£2.05 single (paid annually in advance)

Pricing — West Heath – 2023-2024

£2.80 day return (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£2.70 day return (paid termly in advance)
£2.60 day return (paid annually in advance)
£1.80 single (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£1.70 single (paid termly in advance)
£1.50 single (paid annually in advance)

 

September 2023 Timetable THIS SERVICE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR 2023/24

EBA02 – South (70 seats) AM PM
Thursfield Sch, Newchapel 7.40 am 15.52 pm
Woodland St, Biddulph 7.45 am 15.45 pm
English Martyrs Church (Church Rd) 7.47 am 15.42 pm
Sainsbury’s Store, Bidulph 7.52 am 15.38 pm
Thames Drive 7.54 am 15.37 pm
Pennine Way / Zurich Ave 7.56 am 15.35 pm
Pennine Way / Woodhouse Ln 7.57 am 15.33 pm
Woodhouse Ln /Smithy Ln 7.58 am 15.32 pm
Grange Rd / Congleton Rd 7.59 am 15.30 pm
Congleton Station 8.06 am 15.25 pm
Park Ln / Highcroft, Congleton 8.08 am 15.23 pm
Bottom Pak Ln, Congleton 8.10 am 15.21 pm
Eaton Bank High School 8.20 am 15.16 pm

 

Pricing — Biddulph – 2023 – 2024

£2.80 day return (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£2.70 day return (paid termly in advance)
£2.60 day return (paid annually in advance)
£1.80 single (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£1.70 single (paid termly in advance)
£1.50 single (paid annually in advance)

Pricing — Mossley – 2023 – 2024

£2.80 day return (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£2.70 day return (paid termly in advance)
£2.60 day return (paid annually in advance)
£1.80 single (paid weekly/monthly in advance)
£1.70 single (paid termly in advance)
£1.50 single (paid annually in advance)