North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020 North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2021

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.

Pupils in Year 3 and above can use our school bus service but Year 3-6 pupils must be met at the bus stop by a responsible adult, unless they have travelled on the bus with a senior school sibling.

For further information on the options available for travelling to school please click on the relevant button below. To contact the transport department please email transport@gsal.org.uk or call 0113 228 5182.

Free shuttle services

We offer a number of free shuttle services (leaving at 7.55am and dropping-off at approx. 4.20pm) from:

  1. Alwoodley Lane (the bus stop outside the shops at the junction with The Drive is the only free service on The Avenue, after this Zone 1 applies).
  2. Moortown Corner (the bus stop north of Marks & Spencer)
  3. Slaid Hill (the bus stop at the Dexter on Wigton Lane)

Pupils are able to use the free shuttle services on an ad-hoc basis but must have registered to use the service.

September 2022
Applications are now being taken for the GSAL bus services commencing September 2022. All information can be found on MyGSAL portal. The deadline for applying, including for the free shuttle services is Sunday 24 July. For any queries please contact transport@gsal.org.uk.

 

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. Undercover cycle storage is available on site but users must provide their own lock.

School buses

GSAL bus services

We operate 11 morning and afternoon services, together with 5 late services to accommodate pupils taking part in after school activities. 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. Bus travel is available for pupils in Year 3 upwards.

The daily buses arrive at school between 8-8.20am and depart at 4.10pm. The late buses depart at 5.45pm. Please note, late routes differ from the earlier services. For details of individual routes please click the relevant tab below. The price list for 2022-23 can be viewed here.

Free shuttle services

We also offer 3 free shuttle services (leaving at 7.55am and returning approx. 4.20pm) from:

  1. Alwoodley Lane (the bus stop outside the shops at the junction with The Drive is the only free service on The Avenue, after this Zone 1 applies)
  2. Moortown Corner (the bus stop north of Marks & Spencer)
  3. Slaid Hill (the bus stop at the Dexter on Wigton Lane)

Pupils are able to use the shuttle services on an ad-hoc basis but must have registered to use the service. If you require any further information on our bus services, please email transport@gsal.org.uk.

September 2022
Applications are now being taken for the GSAL bus services commencing September 2022. All information can be found on MyGSAL portal. The deadline for applying, including for the free shuttle services is Sunday 24 July. 

GSAL bus routes – Autumn Term 2022

  • Bay 0 – Kirkby Overblow
  • Bay 1 – Moortown (shuttle)
  • Bay 2 – Oakwood
  • Bay 3 – Oulton
  • Bay 4 – Monk Fryston
  • Bay 5 – Guiseley
  • Bay 6 – Pudsey
  • Bay 7 – South Leeds
  • Bay 8 – Wetherby
  • Bay 9 -Boston Spa
  • Bay 10 – Harrogate
  • Bay 11 – Ilkley

GSAL late bus routes

  • Bay 1 – Harrogate
  • Bay 2 – South Leeds
  • Bay 3 – Wetherby
  • Bay 4 – South Milford
  • Bay 5 – Ilkley

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 - Kirkby Overblow

Timetable
North Rigton 07:37
Kirkby Overblow 07:47
GSAL08:20
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 2Church Hill North Rigton, A658 Harrogate Rd, A658, John Metcalf Way, Follifoot La (before 07:47 Shoulder of Mutton Kirkby Overblow

Please note the Kirkby Late service will be on the main Harrogate service.

Bay 1 - Moortown Shuttle

This service is only available from the bus stop north of Marks and Spencer (near the roundabout with Scott Hall Road).

Timetable
Moortown Corner (M&S)07:50
GSAL08:10
Route from school
Departs GSAL16:10
Route from School

A61 Harrogate Rd, Harrogate Rd (M&S) Southbound, Shadwell La, A6120 Ring Rd, Shadwell La, Wike Ridge La, Wigton La (The Dexter PH).

Bay 2 - Oakwood

Timetable
Lidgett Lane07:30
Oakwood Clock07:40
Street Lane (American Golf)07:45
Moortown Corner07:50
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 1Lidgett Lane, Oakwood Clock, Princes Avenue, Street Lane, Harrogate Road then direct to The Grammar School at Leeds.

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 3 - Oulton

Timetable
Oulton (Leeds Road) A63907:00
Colton Sainsbury's07:10
Asda (Killingbeck)07:20
Seacroft Roundabout07:35
Roundhay Road (KFC)07:45
King Lane07:55
Moortown Corner08:00
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Oulton (Leeds Road) A639, Calverley Road A642, Aberford Road, Bullerthorpe Lane, Stile Hill Way.

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, Roundhay Road, Spencer Place, Avenue Hill, Harehills Lane, Harrogate Road, King lane, Scotthall Road, Street Lane, Harrogate Road to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 4 - Monk Fryston

Timetable
Monk Fryston07:00
Sherburn-in-Elmet07:07
Aberford Cattal Lane07:25
Barwick 07:28
Shadwell Bus Terminus 07:50
Shadwell (Red Lion public house)07:55
Emville Avenue08:00
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), Cattle Lane, Aberford Road

ZONE 2Aberford Road, Main Street Barwick in Elmet, Leeds Road, Main Street, Station Road, Scholes Lane, A64 York Rd, New By-Pass

ZONE 1A58 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 5 - Guiseley

Timetable
Otley Road, Guiseley (Morrison’s)07:10
Over Lane07:20
Otley Old Road07:35
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

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 6 - 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 1 A6120 Ring Rd, A61 Harrogate Rd to Grammar School at Leeds.

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 7 - South Leeds

Timetable
Bus Stop Windmill Rd/Belle Isle Rd07:00
Old Lane (opposite Tommy Wass Pub)07:05
Leeds City Centre (Train Station)07:15
Hyde Park Corner07:25
Arndale Centre 07:30
Green Rd07:35
Tongue Lane07:40
Nursey Lane07:47
Alwoodley Lane/ The Avenue07:55
GSAL08:10
The return service leaves GSAL at16:10
Route to School

ZONE 3Bus Stop Windmill Rd/Belle Isle Rd, Town St, Sharpe La, Ring Rd, Old Lane, Beeston Road, Cemetery 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, Woodhouse Lane, Hyde Park Corner, A660 Headingley Lane, Otley Road, Shaw Lane, Monksbridge Road

ZONE 1Stonegate Rd, 07:35 Green Rd, Church La, 07:40 Tongue La, A6120 Ring Rd, King La, 07:47 King La/Nursery La, King La, The Avenue, 07:55 Shuttle Stop The Avenue/The Drive, Alwoodley La, A61 Harrogate Rd to The Grammar School at Leeds.

Route from School

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

Bay 8 - 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, Wigton La, Slaid Hill Shuttle Stop, Wigton La, A61 Harrogate Rd to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of the morning route

Bay 9 - Boston Spa

Timetable
Boston Spa07:15
Bramham07:25
Thorner (The Fox)07:40
Wigton Lane Slaid Hill Shuttle Stop08:00
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 La, Skeltons La, Red Hall La, A58 Wetherby Rd

ZONE 1Ling La, Tarn La, Wike Ridge La, Wigton Lane Slaid Hill Shuttle Stop, Wigton La, A61 Harrogate Rd to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

Reverse of morning route.

Bay 10 - Harrogate

Timetable
Bond End, Knaresborough 07:00
Duchy Road07:18
Leeds Road (M&S)07:30
Pannal07:37
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

ZONE 2Harrogate Road A61 to The Grammar School at Leeds

Route from School

ZONE 2Harrogate 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 11 - Ilkley

Timetable
Grove Car Park07:15
Burley in Wharfedale07:25
Otley (Asda)07:35
Bramhope (shops)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, Cross Gate, 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.

Please Note: The afternoon drop off at the car park will be on the opposite side of the car park to the AM service.

Bay 1 - Harrogate Late

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, Ripon Rd, Bus Stop Ripon Rd/Skipton Rd.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 2 - South Leeds Late

via Headingley, Leeds City Centre
Route guide

From GSAL via Sandmoor Dr, Alwoodley La, The Ave, King La, Ring Rd Weetwood La, Otley Rd, Headingley La, Woodhouse La, Albion St, The Headrow, Vicar La, New Market St, Call La, Bridge End, Meadow La, Dewsbury Rd, Ring Rd, Sharpe La, Town St, Belle Isle Rd.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Bay 3 - Wetherby Late

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 4 - 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.

Bay 5 - Ilkley Late

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

From GSAL via Ring Rd Weetwood, Long Causeway, Adel La, St Helens La, A660 Otley Rd, Moor Rd Bramhope, Cookridge La, Tinshill La, Station Rd, Brownberrie La, Layton Rd, Town St, Over La, A65 Leeds Rd, New Rd, Leeds Rd, A65 Bradford Rd, A65 Burley Rd, Main St Burley, Ilkley Rd, A65 Ilkley Rd, Coutances Way, Ilkley Rd, Brook St, West St Car Park.

The bus will only drop off at recognised bus stops.

Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.