TransportArriving by bus
School Bus Services
There are a number of different bus services which provide access to and from Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form. Visit the TfGM website for the latest information and timetables.
You can also plan your route online with Transport for Greater Manchester's (TfGM) Route Explorer. Route Explorer is designed to make life easier for anyone who wants to make a journey across Greater Manchester. It shows all the direct bus services you can catch, where they depart, where the nearest bus stops are, and how they link up with trams and trains.
Once Route Explorer has found the start and endpoints of a direct journey, it links to an online bus timetable library, sending passengers to the timetable they need. The map shows the route and all the stops along the way, as well as nearby tram and rail stations.
Although it currently only searches for direct bus services, there are many ways to use Route Explorer to explore the bus network and identify opportunities to connect between other buses, trams and rail services.
For children aged 11-16 with igo cards:
- Single ticket - £1.40
- Return ticket - £2.40*
- Weekly tickets - £7.60* (This is only valid on schooldays and on dedicated school buses. It's available to purchase on the bus or at a TfGM Travelshop. It can only be loaded onto an igo card.
For children aged 11-16 without an igo card:
- Single ticket - £1.80 (Children without igo cards are unable to buy return or weekly tickets)
Full details on services where school returns and school weekly tickets are available and accepted are on the TfGM website.
For any further information or for details of bus routes to the school, please visit:
Arriving by rail
Northern Rail operates services to Middlebrook and Blackrod Train Station. For timetable information, visit the Network Rail website.
Arriving by car
Directions to Upper School Site
From the M61 Junction 6, take the A6027 past The University of Bolton Stadium and take the left fork at the Beehive roundabout along the A673 signposted for Horwich. Continue along this road, passing the fire station on your left until you reach a mini-roundabout. Travel straight past and take the first right on to Lever Park Avenue. Travel along this road which joins into Rivington Lane. The school is situated on your right.
*Please note: car parking is limited so you may have to park on Rivington Lane.
Please refrain from parking in front of the bollards at the bottom of the main drive from 3 pm onwards, as this causes an obstruction to any emergency vehicles needing to enter the site.
Directions to Lower School and the Pathway Centre
From the M61 Junction 6, take the A6027 past The University of Bolton Stadium and take the left fork at the Beehive roundabout along the A673 signposted for Horwich. Continue along this road, passing the fire station on your left until you reach a mini-roundabout. At the roundabout, take the third exit to Lee Lane and take the first road on the left-hand side. Take the first road on the right-hand side, and our Lower School site and the Pathway Centre is on the left. Parking is available on the road.
Alternatively, visit Multimap for further directions.