Our school buses are operated by Stagecoach and Als Coaches. Some routes are operated on a commercial basis and others are supported services paid for by the Liverpool City Region (Merseytravel). Arriva and Merseytravel also operate bus services that stop near to the school.
Commercially operated buses charge £1.80 for a single (may reduce to £1.30 in September) and £2.20 for an all day, all buses ticket (called a My Ticket). Some supported services charge £1.00 for a single fare.
School bus routes are 720, 721, 723, 725, 727, 737, 739 and 741. Buses that operate near to school include the 36, 300 and 310. Overall, these services cover Aintree, Bootle, Seaforth, Netherton, Maghull,Lydiate, Kirkby, Walton, Orrell Park and Fazakerley.
What happens to lost property?
Stagecoach currently operate a system via their website (www.stagecoachbus.com) for lost property. They can also be contacted on 0345 241 8000. Als Coaches can be contacted on 0151 653 0222. Arriva have a lost property form on their website (arrivabus.co.uk). Sometimes, drivers will hand lost property directly to school staff so it is worth checking with our reception as well.
Where can I find information about our bus services?
There are several places where you can find information out about our bus services. The Merseytravel website has information about all bus services, bus tickets and passes. The Stagecoach website also contains useful information, timetables and ways to contact them in case of complaints, lost property or general enquiries. Stagecoach also has a Twitter feed (@StagecoachMCSL) as does Maghull High School (@MaghullHighsch), Merseytravel (@Merseytravel) and Arriva (@arrivanorthwest) and they are regularly updated with useful information.
What about getting on the bus?
As there may be drivers who are unfamiliar with our routes it is important that students arrive at the bus stop in good time and signal clearly to the driver. They may not recognise you or our uniform.
Home to school transport
If you require transport for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) please contact the Special Educational Needs team on 0151 934 2347 or email: [email protected]
If any students would like to apply for transport assistance for this coming academic year 23/24, they can do so providing they are Sefton residents.
Download an application form from the Sefton website on the link below which will be available shortly.