Travelling to Didsbury Sixth Form
This page will provide you with key information on the best way to travel to Didsbury Sixth Form.
Travel by car
Our Postcode for Satnav is M20 2ET. We are less than 1 mile to the M56 and M60, towards Stockport and South Manchester, approximately 25 minutes’ drive from Manchester City Centre.
Travel by bike
We encourage Didsbury Sixth Form students to walk or cycle to and from school. All students should ensure their bike is roadworthy and that they are wearing suitable safety accessories and helmet. We have bike parking facilities at the school for all students to use. Please ensure a bike lock is used.
The Fallowfield Loop is an off-road cycle path which stretches from North Reddish – Levenshulme – Fallowfield – Chorlton – Media City. Dismount the path at Mauldeth Road/Hough End playing fields and follow the A34 to Didsbury Sixth Form.
Travel by tram
Our closest tram station is Withington (9-minute walk to the school) which follows the Pink Line and covers East Didsbury, Didsbury Village, West Didsbury, Burton Road, Withington, St Werburghs Road, Chorlton, Firswood. The Tram runs every 12 minutes. Parents and students can make use of the Park & Ride location at East Didsbury.
Didsbury Sixth Form
Travel by bus
A – Nell Lane (Stop C)
B – West Didsbury, Princess Road (Stop A)
Travelling from Chorlton, Moss Side, Hulme, Fallowfield, Withington & Northenden
Our closest bus stop is Nell Lane (Stop C) or Princess Road (Stop A) which covers bus routes 101, 102,103,
720, and uses Stage Coach Buses in frequent use.
101- this route covers Chorlton, Hulme, Moss Side, Fallowfield, Withington, Northenden
102 – this route covers Fallowfield, Withington, and Southern Cemetery
103 – this route covers Fallowfield, Withington, Chorlton & Southern Cemetery
720 –this route covers Fallowfield, Withington, West Didsbury
Travelling from Bramhall/Cheadle Hulme/Cheadle
Take the 42B or 42C bus (every half an hour), change at East Didsbury Train Station and pick up the East Didsbury Tram to Withington Tram stop. Cross the road to Didsbury High School. Alternatively change at White Chapel Street (C) bus stop and pick up bus route 23 getting off at Southern Cemetery and walk to Didsbury High School.
Travelling from the Heatons
Take the 42A busy (every half an hour)
Change at East Didsbury Train Station and pick up the East Didsbury Tram to Withington Tram stop. Cross the road to Didsbury High School.
Travelling from Burnage
Take the 172 bus to Lapwing Lane and then walk 10 minutes along Cavendish Road to Didsbury High School.
Travelling from Adswood/Davenport
Take the 374 bus from garners Lane to Stockport, change and pick up the 42 bus to Burnage. Change and pick up the East Didsbury Tram to Withington Tram stop. Cross the road to Didsbury High School.
Travel passes, financial support & routes
Our Pass – www.ourpass.co.uk
Cost: £10 per year
- Free bus travel in Greater Manchester Monday – Friday during term time
- Half price tram tickets from 9:30am onwards
Cost: £5 per year
- a child single bus ticket for journeys to and from school or college
- a child single tram ticket or 1-day travelcard for journeys to and from school or college
- a child off-peak single train ticket or Day Return (Anytime or Off-Peak) for journeys to and from school or college
You can only use the permit in term-time, and only from Monday to Friday up to 9pm. You cannot use it at weekends or bank holidays, or for any other journeys except those which are to/from a school or £130 Term Time Pass (roughly £1 per journey).
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a scheme to help students facing financial hardship to continue in full time education after Year 11. For more information, please follow the link to our 16-19 Bursary Fund Information or get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss further.
Manchester Bike Kitchen
Manchester Bike Kitchen offer free help with bike repairs and maintenance, pre-loved bikes for sale and road safety courses. They work with Renew to recycle bikes. Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. They take items donated at Recycling Centres across Greater Manchester, then repair and renew them at their Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home including top named bikes.