School plans bus service to meet growing pupil demand
28th January 2016

A school has unveiled new travel plans to cope with an increasing demand for places. Tytherington School is planning a range of new bus services in response to growing requirements from prospective students across Macclesfield and surrounding areas.

Headteacher, Manny Botwe said: “We surveyed prospective and current parents about transport provision and we were inundated with responses. “The highest demand is for a route from Whaley Bridge, Kettleshulme, Rainow, Hurdsfield, and Buxton Road to the school. “The school has commissioned a tendering process for this route” He added: “Unfortunately the local authority does not provide a free bus service for many of these students so we plan to respond to the demand ourselves by providing our own subsidised service. “The more families who sign up, the cheaper the prices will be.” He said: “The demand for places at the school has significantly increased since September so we needed to develop our transport strategy accordingly. “Our sixth form is growing so we also need to ensure that we make the transport affordable.”

Mr Botwe added that the school, which has never done something like this before, also planned to expand its transport offer to cover other areas as required. He has requested that prospective parents get in touch with him at the school in order to discuss their individual travel needs.

Extract from Macclesfield Express.