North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

Travel

Travelling to and from school

GSAL pupils come from all over Yorkshire and wherever safe and appropriate, we encourage parents, pupils and staff to walk, cycle, or take the bus to and from school. This is not only healthy and environmentally responsible but also helps reduce traffic congestion in and around our school. For further information on the options available click on the relevant button below or download our Travel Booklet 2020Please note that the school bus service for the autumn term is now fully booked, please contact GSAL Transport, transport@gsal.org.uk  if you have any queries.

Walking & Cycling

Pupils living in close proximity to the school are encouraged to walk or cycle. Cyclists and pedestrians may access the school along Manor House Lane or via the main drive, which has a dedicated cycle path alongside the footpath. Secure cycle storage is available on site

School buses

We operate 12 morning and afternoon services, together with 6 late services. The bus service has to be environmentally and financially sustainable so routes are designed to enable significant numbers of pupils to get to school safely and efficiently.

In addition, we offer free shuttle services from Alwoodley Lane (the bus stop on The Avenue); Moortown Corner (the bus stop north of Marks & Spencer) and Slaid Hill (the bus stop at the Dexter on Wigton Lane).

The school bus service for the autumn term is now fully booked, please contact GSAL Transport, transport@gsal.org.uk  if you have any queries.  Due to current restrictions, school bus services will only be available to senior school pupils and Y3 to Y6 pupils travelling with a sibling in senior school.

Autumn term costs Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4
5 Days £226.80 £327.60 £378.00 £441.00
4 Days £181.44 £262.08 £302.40 £352.80
3 Days £136.08 £196.56 £226.80 £264.60

For details of individual routes please click below:

GSAL bus routes – autumn term 2020

  • Bay 0 – Garforth
  • Bay 1 – Pudsey
  • Bay 2 – Monk Fryston
  • Bay 3 – Guiseley
  • Bay 4 – South Leeds
  • Bay 5 – Slaid Hill
  • Bay 6 – Moortown
  • Bay 7 – Wetherby
  • Bay 8 – Harrogate
  • Bay 9 – Ilkley
  • Bay 10 – Headingley
  • Bay 11 – Boston Spa

GSAL late bus routes – Autumn term 2020

  • Bay 0 – South Leeds via Headingley, Leeds City Centre
  • Bay 1 – Wetherby via Roundhay, Scarcroft, East Keswick, Linton
  • Bay 2 – Harrogate and Knaresborough (by request)
  • Bay 3 – Ilkley via Alwoodley, Bramhope, Otley, Ilkley, Guiseley
  • Bay 4 – Pudsey via Horsforth, Rawdon
  • Bay 5 – South Milford via Shadwell, Thorner, Boston Spa, Tadcaster

Public transport

Public bus services stop on Harrogate Road, about a 15-minute walk from the school buildings:

  • 36 (Leeds-Harrogate-Ripon, every 15 minutes at peak times) Transdev
  • 48 (Leeds –Moortown-Wigton Lane, hourly) First Bus

Driving

Drivers must enter school via the main gates on Harrogate Road and travel along the drive to the appropriate drop off or parking area. Vehicular access to Manor House Lane is for residents only. The lanes on the drive are clearly marked and flow of traffic will be controlled by a traffic light system. Please ensure that the yellow box area at the junction is kept clear at all times. Sixth form students who drive themselves to school are not permitted to park on site.

Parent drop off and parking areas
In order to ensure the smooth flow of traffic around the site, particularly at peak times, we ask parents to use the relevant drop off zone rather than to park for extended periods. Please click here to view the layout of drop off and parking areas.

Parents may drop off in one of the following three areas:

  1. Express drop-off zone (in front of Primary School)
    • We have created a new area where parents can drop their child off safely and quickly, and immediately leave the school site.
    • It will operate from 07:30 to 08:30
    • There will be three lanes which can accommodate 12 cars at any one time.
    • This zone is only for pupils who can exit the car quickly and make their way independently to Primary or Senior School.
  2. Main drop off zone (in the visitor car park area)
    • It will operate from 07:00
    • This zone is for any pupils who need time to safely exit the car and who can walk to school from their car independently.
  3. Short stay zone (in the visitor car park area)
    • It will operate from 07:00.
    • This area is for parents who need to park for a short period of time whilst they accompany their child to school playgrounds or buildings.
    • There are accessible parking places in this zone.

Pick up at end of school day Parents may pick up from either the main drop off zone or the short stay zone. Both are in the the visitor car park area.

Bay 0 - Garforth

Timetable
Ninelands Lane07:00
Colton Sainsbury's07:10
Asda (Killingbeck)07:20
Crossgate Arndale Centre07:25
Seacroft Roundabout07:30
Princes Avenue (Roundhay Park gates)07:45
Street Lane07:50
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Ninelands Lane, Selby Road

ZONE 2Colton Roundabout, A6120 Colton, Selby Road, York Road, Cross Gates Road, Austhorpe Road, Church Lane, Barwick Road, Ring Road Seacroft

ZONE 1Ring Road Seacroft, Monkswood Gate, Monkswood Avenue, Kentmere Gate, Wetherby Road, Princes Avenue, Street Lane, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 1 - Pudsey

Timetable
Wellington Road07:00
Wickes roundabout 07:07
Thornbury Barracks07:17
Woodside (Shell)07:40
Weetwood Lane/Spen Road07:50
GSAL08:15
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Wellington Road (Armley Gyratory),Tong Road, Ring Road (Farnley), Stanningley By-Pass, Houghside Road, Lowtown, Church Lane, Chapeltown, Waterloo Road, Galloway Lane, Woodhall Lane, Woodhall Road, Town Gate, Rodley Lane, Horsforth New Road

ZONE 2Broadway, Low Lane, Butcher Hill, Spen Lane, Spen Road, Otley Road, Hollin Road, Weetwood Lane, Ring Road Adel

ZONE 1Ring Road Meanwood, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 2 - Monk Fryston

Timetable
Monk Fryston07:10
Sherburn-in-Elmet07:17
Aberford Cattal Lane07:35
Barwick 07:38
Skelton Lane07:50
Shadwell (Red Lion public house)07:55
GSAL08:15
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 4Lumby Hill, Water Lane, Main Street A63 (Monk Fryston), Lumby Lane, Low Street (South Milford), Milford Road, A162 London Road, Headwell Lane, Main Street (Saxton), Cotchers Lane, B1217

ZONE 3B1217, Lotherton Lane, Main Street (Aberford), Cattal Lane, Aberford Road

ZONE 2Aberford Road, Main Street Barwick in Elmet, Leeds Road, Main Street, Station Road, Scholes Lane, Thorner Lane

ZONE 1Skeltons Lane, Wetherby Road, Coal Road, Main Street, Shadwell Lane, Ring Road A61 Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of morning route

Bay 3 - Guiseley

Timetable
Otley Road, Guiseley (Morrison’s)07:10
Over Lane07:20
Otley Old Road07:40
Sir George Martin Drive (Turning Circle)07:52
GSAL08:00
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Leeds Road, Over Lane, Town Street, Layton Road

ZONE 2Brownberrie Lane, Station Road, Tinshill Lane, Otley Old Road, New Adel Lane, Otley Road, Church Lane, St Helen’s Lane (morning only)

ZONE 1Long Causeway, Sir George Martin Drive, turning at turning circle, Sir George Martin Drive, Long Causeway, Ring Road Adel, Ring Road Meanwood, King Lane, Nursery Lane, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of morning route until Ring Road Adel, Adel Lane, Otley Road, then reverse of morning route. NB: Long Causeway and Sir George Martin Drive turning circle by request only.

Bay 4 - South Leeds

Timetable
Old Lane(Beeston Co-op)07:10
Leeds city centre Bishopgate Street (Z1)07:25
Continental Supermarket Harehills07:40
Old Fford Green07:35
Gledhow Lane (Oakwood Clock)07:45
Lidgett Lane Brackenwood Drive07:47
King Lane / Harrogate Road07:50
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Old Lane, Dewsbury Road

ZONE 2Dewsbury Road, Meadow Road, Victoria Road, Neville Street, Bishopgate Street (Bus Stop Z1), Quebec Street, East Parade, Calverley Street, Great George Street, Merrion Street, North Street, Roundhay Road

ZONE 1Gledhow Lane, Lidgett Lane left at Harrogate Road, King Lane, Scott Hall Road, and Harrogate Road then direct to The Grammar School at Leeds.

Route from School

Reverse of morning route, making allowances for one way system in Leeds City Centre.

Bay 5 - Slaid Hill Shuttle

Timetable
Slaid Hill (The Dexter) first run07:45
GSAL07.55
Slaid Hill (The Dexter) second run08:05
GSAL08.15
The first return service leaves GSAL at16:10
The second return service leaves GSAL at16:35

Bay 6 - Moortown Shuttle

Timetable
Moortown Corner (M&S) first run07:45
GSAL07:55
Moortown Corner (M&S) second run08:05
GSAL07:15
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10 and 16:35
Route from School

The afternoon route is the reverse of the morning route

Bay 7 - Wetherby

Timetable
Kirk Deighton (High Street)07:15
Wetherby07:20
Linton (The Windmill)07:25
Collingham 07:30
East Keswick07:35
Scarcroft 07:43
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Main Street (Kirk Deighton), Deighton Road, North Street, Market Place, Westgate, Linton Road, Linton Lane, Main Street, Linton Road, Wetherby Road

ZONE 2A58, A659, Harewood Road, Crabtree Lane, Whitegate, Main Street (East Keswick), Wike Lane, Keswick Lane, A58 Wetherby Road

ZONE 1Ling Lane, Tarn Lane, Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell Lane, Ring Road, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 8 - Harrogate

Timetable
Bond End, Knaresborough 07:00
Duchy Road07:18
Leeds Road (M&S)07:30
Pannal07:37
Kirby Overblow 07:47
GSAL08:20
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 4A59 Knaresborough, Bond End, Ripley Road, A61 Ripon Road, Duchy Road, Cornwall Road, Harlow Moor Road

ZONE 3Junction of Harlow Moor Road/Harlow Moor Drive, Otley Road, Beckwith Road, Green Lane, Leadhall Lane, Leeds Road, Princess Royal Way, A658, Follifoot Lane

ZONE 2Follifoot Lane, Swindon Lane, Harrogate Road

ZONE 1Junction of Harrogate Road/Otley Road, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

ZONE 1Harrogate Road, Junction of Harrogate Road/Otley Road

ZONE 2Follifoot Lane, Swindon Lane, Harrogate Road

ZONE 3Leeds Road, Trinity Road, Otley Road, Harlow Moor Road

ZONE 4Junction of Harlow Moor Road/Harlow Moor Drive, Cornwall Road, Duchy Road, Ripon Road, West Park Street, West Park, York Place, Wetherby Road


The afternoon service terminates in Harrogate. The late service runs to Knaresborough on request.

Bay 9 - Ilkley

Timetable
Grove Car Park07:15
Burley in Wharfedale07:25
Otley (Asda)07:35
Bramhope (Brittania Hotel)07:50
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 4The Grove Car Park, West Street, Brook Street, Railway Road, Mayfield Road, Little Lane, Valley Drive, Wheatley Lane, Coutances Way (A65), Ilkley Road (A65) , Leeds Road (A660) Bradford Road,

ZONE 3 West Chevin Road, Burrass Lane, Bondgate, Crossgate, Cross Green, Pool Road

ZONE 2 Pool Road, Main Street, Pool Bank New Road Leeds Road, Kings Road, King Lane

ZONE 1 King Lane, Alwoodley Lane, A61 to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of morning route.

Bay 10 - Headingley

Timetable
Victoria Road07:20
Hyde Park Corner07:30
Arndale Centre07:35
Meanwood07:40
Tongue Lane07:45
Alwoodley Lane/The Avenue07:50
GSAL08:05
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 2Victoria Road, Chestnut Avenue, Queens Road, Royal Park Road, Moorland Road, Clarendon Road, A660 Headingley Lane, Otley Road, Shaw Lane, Monksbridge Road

ZONE 1Stonegate Road, Parkside Road, Tongue Lane, Ring Road Meanwood, King Lane, The Avenue, Alwoodley Lane, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

The afternoon route is the reverse of the morning route, except Stonegate Road, Meanwood Road, Grove Lane. The afternoon service does not travel along Monksbridge Road.

Bay 11 - Boston Spa

Timetable
Boston Spa07:20
Bramham07:30
Thorner (The Fox)07:45
Skelton Lane07:50
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Fox & Hound Grove Road/High Street Boston Spa, Clifford Moor Road, Willow Lane, Bramham Road, Clifford Road, Tenter Hill

ZONE 2Thorner Road, Bramham Road, Church Hill, Church View, Lower Sandhills, Thorner Lane, Skeltons Lane, Red Hall Lane, Wetherby Road

ZONE 1Wetherby Road, Ring Road, A61 Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of morning route.

Bay 0 - South Leeds Late

via Headingley, Leeds City Centre
Route guide

From GSAL via Sandmoor Drive, Alwoodley Lane, The Avenue, King Lane, Ring Road Weetwood Lane, Otley Road, Headingley Lane, Woodhouse Lane, Albion Street, The Headrow, Park Row, City Square, Boar Lane, Mill Hill, Neville Street, Great Wilson Street, Meadow Lane, Dewsbury Road, Old Lane.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 1 - Late route E Wetherby

Wetherby via Roundhay, Scarcroft, East Keswick and Linton
Route guide

From GSAL via Harrogate Road, Street Lane, Princes Avenue, Roundhay Road, Easterly Road, Wetherby Road, Wellington Hill, Wetherby Road, Keswick Lane, Wike Lane, Main Street, Crabtree Lane, Harewood Road, Linton Road, Main Street, Linton Lane, Linton Road, West Gate to Wetherby Bus Station, High Street, North Street, Deighton Road.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 2 - Late route B Harrogate

Harrogate (Knaresborough if requested) via Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate
Route guide

From GSAL Via Harrogate Road, Junction of Harrogate Road/Otley Road, Follifoot Lane, Swindon Lane, Harrogate Road, Leeds Road, Trinity Road, Otley Road, Harlow Moor Road, Junction of Harlow Moor Road/Harlow Moor Drive, Cornwall Road, Duchy Road, A61 Ripon Road, Ripley Road, Bond End.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 3 - Late route C Ilkley

Ilkley via, Adel, Bramhope, Otley, Guiseley
Route guide

From GSAL via Ring Road Weetwood, Long Causeway, Adel Lane, St Helens Lane, Right A660 Otley Road, Pool Bank New Road (A658), Pool Road (A669), Cross Green, Boroughgate, Westgate, Bradford Road, A660, A65 Burley Road, Main Street, Ilkley Road, Coutances Way, Wheatley Lane, Valley Drive, Little Lane, Mayfield Road, Railway Road, West Street, Leeds Road, Coutances Way, Ilkley Road, Bradford Road (A65), Burley Road, Bradford Road, Otley Road.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 4 - Pudsey

Pudsey via Ring Road, Horsforth, Rawdon, Pudsey
Route guide

From GSAL via Harrogate Road, Ring Road Weetwood, Ring Road (Lawnswood), Low Lane, Troy Road, Station Road, Brownberrie Lane, Layton Road, Town Street, Over Lane, Leeds Road, Rawdon Road, Ring Road (Horsforth), Ring Road (Rodley), Bradford Road (A647 Thornbury Barracks).

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 5 -South Milford Late

South Milford via Shadwell, Thorner, Bramham, Clifford, Boston Spa, Tadcaster and Monk Fryston
Route guide

From GSAL via Harrogate Road, Ring Road Moortown, Shadwell Lane, Main Street, Coal Road, Wetherby Road, Red Hall Lane, Skeltons Lane, Thorner Lane, Lower Sandhills, Main Street, Church View, Church Hill, Bramham Road, Thorner Road, Tenter Hill, Bowcliffe Road, Clifford Road, Bramham Road, Willow Lane, Clifford Moor Road, High Street, A659, Kelcbar Hill, Wetherby Road, Station Road, Westgate, Kirkgate, Bridge Street, Commercial Street, Tadcaster Bus Station, Commercial Street, Bridge Street, High Street, A162, A63 Main Street, Monk Fryston.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

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