Bishops’ is readily accessible by bus from Chester Bus station, which is well linked to the surrounding area.
Bus Timetable updates for stagecoach buses can be found on their website and students can download the Stagecoach app which gives up to date travel information as well as the ability to purchase contact less tickets instantly and securely on their phone.
Raising awareness of the bus situations is very important and school is in contact with local councillors, Chris Matheson MP and Justin Madders MP about this.
We are looking to work with parents, the local authority and the bus companies to find a solution to the current capacity issues and are having meetings about this. When there is further information to share we will update this page.
Mrs Alison Beasley
School Business Manager
The Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School
209 Arrrowebrook service
We are please to be able to inform you that Arrowebrook will be re-instating the stop at Backford Hall with effect from 1 November 2021. They will continue to monitor numbers using the service in the hope that they will be able to reinstate the stop at Upton. We will update this message if this becomes possible.
If students are arriving or leaving by car, the school car park has limited space with a one-way system and speed limits. You are asked to arrange collection points outside the school car park to keep both students and staff exiting the buildings safe.
Walking or Cycling
We encourage students to be active and as such, we promote cycling to school. We provide a secure storage facility for students’ bikes, but we do recommend they are coded and insured. Students should provide their own individual bike lock. Safety is our priority, as such we advocate students wear a helmet when cycling, reflective clothing and attached lights to their bike.
Students’ must dismount at the school entrance and take their bicycle to the store. In the evening students should walk their bicycle to the Vaughan’s Lane pedestrian exit and join cycle routes safely.