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Getting to the Academy

Bus Information for travelling to and from Wellacre Academy

For full Wellacre school bus information, please see click here.

If you live in Davyhulme, students typically take the 15, 245, 247 or 256. 

If you live in Urmston, students typically take the 245, 255, 798 or 799

If you live in Stretford, students typically take the 798, 15, 245, 255 or 256

If you live in Partington/Carrington, students typically take the 247 or 255

If you live in Eccles, students typically take the 795 or 799

If you live in Irlam, students typically take the 795. (Alternatively some students choose to travel by train to Flixton station and continue their journey on foot or cycle via Irlam Locks.)

If you live in Sale/Sale Moor/Ashton-on-Mersey, students typically take the 18 (find the bus route here.)

If you live in Altrincham/Timperley, students typically take the 247 (find the bus route here.)


The 795, 798 and 799 school services stop at Flixton Co-op, alongside the 245 and 247.

The 255 and 256 stops outside the school gate.

The 15 stops on Irlam Road in the morning and students catch it at Flixton Co-op at the end of the school day.

The 18 stops on Church Road, opposite St. Michael's Church. 

 * APRIL 2023 - Please not the 795 will not be operating due to driver shortages. For more information, please visit 

Click here for information about timetables for Stage Coach Bus Co

Or for more information click here

Click here for information about timetables for Arriva


igo and TravelCards

All children aged 11 to 16 years must have an ‘igo pass’ to pay the concessionary fare on buses in Greater Manchester. The existing GMPTE ID16 will no longer be accepted and bus companies will charge higher fares if an igo pass is not shown to the driver. The igo pass is only available to children who live in Greater Manchester, or attend full time education at a school in Greater Manchester.

Click here to obtain a pass.

Click here to learn more about Junior Travelcards



To find out more about getting the train to Wellacre and our nearest station, Flixton, please visit the Trainline website.

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