Many of our students travel to Rainford High from the surrounding area. The buses that serve the school are public service buses and apart from the bus service we have provided for students coming from Knowsley, they are controlled and organised by Mersey Travel on behalf of the local authority. We do our best to ensure the buses provide a regular and efficient service. Please contact the school if you have issues with any service and we will do our best to resolve the situation.
Rainford train station is a 15 minute walk from the school but offers a direct and regular service from Kirkby and Liverpool into Rainford.
Our new school building is cycle friendly with a number of cycle sheds for students who wish to come to school on their bikes. Please note that all bikes are brought on site at the students’ own risk. We advise that appropriate cycle locks are attached to any bikes stored in the bike shelters on site.
Parking on the school site is limited so unfortunately we are unable to offer parking to any Sixth Form student who is able to drive and have access to a car whilst they are studying at Rainford Sixth Form.
Bus Details and Routes
Buses are available for students to use on their way to and from school.
All routes are detailed below.
For enquiries regarding bus services, please refer to the relevant provider.
Services to school
|Service Number||From||Start Time||Provider||Contractor||Route|
|730||Pimbo Chequer Lane||0805||Lancashire||Charlton Minicoaches Ltd||From Tower Hill Road, junction with Wellcross Road then via Tower Hill Road, Hall Green, Ormskirk Road, A577, Ormskirk Road, Newgate Road, Windmill, Stannanought Road, Ravenhead Way, Chequer Lane, Pimbo Lane, Long Lane, Crawford Road, Reeds Brow, Hydes Brow and Higher Lane to Rainford High School.|
|730||Crawford||0825||Lancashire||Charlton Minicoaches Ltd||From Crawford, Crawford Arms via Crawford Road, Reeds Brow, Hydes Brow and Higher Lane to Rainford High School|
|754||Sutton Manor||0750||MerseyTravel||Peoples Bus||Sutton Manor, Jubits Lane, Via De La Salle|
|780||Kirkby and Prescot||0725||Rainford High||Red Kite||Prescot Road, via St.Helens Road / Prescot Bus Station / Tesco's / Cumber Lane / Lickers Lane / A5080 - Huyton (off Tarbuck Island) / Archway Road / Rupert Road / Kingsway / Page Moss Terminus / Knowsley Lane (garage) / Derby Arms / County Road, Kirkby / Northwood / St.Pauls / Shevington Lane / Stopgate Lane / Rainford Road|
|781||Billinge||0805||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Billinge, London Fields|
|782||Liverpool Road/Slag Lane||0750||MerseyTravel||Fairbrother||Garswood, Liverpool Rd/Slag Lane|
|783||Carr Mill||0800||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Moss Bank/Car Mill area|
|784||Green Leach Lane||0800||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Green Leach Lane, Haresfinch, Birchley Road Billinge|
|785||Merton Bank||0810||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Hinkley Road, Laffak Road, Dentons Green, Duke Street|
|786||Bickerstaffe Street||0818||MerseyTravel||Ogdens||Bickerstaffe Street St.Helens Town Centre
|787||Hard Lane||0820||MerseyTravel||Red Kite||Greenfield Road, 1st bus stop Hard Lane, Rainford By-pass|
|788||Dentons Green Lane||0820||MerseyTravel||Halton||Rainford Road, Bleak Hill Road, Dentons Green Lane, Kiln Lane|
|789||Dentons Green Lane||0820||MerseyTravel||Halton||Dentons Green Lane, Kiln Lane, Bleak Hill Road, Millbrook Lane|
|790||Eccleston||0818||MerseyTravel||Red Kite||Bleak Hill Road, Millbrook Lane, Chapel Lane, Springfield Lane|
|791||Millfields||0821||MerseyTravel||Halton||Bleak Hill Road, Millbrook Lane, Church Lane, Griffin, Millfields|
|792||Gillars Green Drive||0818||MerseyTravel||Halton||Gillars Green Drive Church Lane, Millbrook Lane,
Bleak Hill Road
|793||Toll Bar||0815||MerseyTravel||Halton||Prescot Road Toll Bar
Dunriding Lane, Knowsley Road, Mill Brow,
Bleak Hill Road
|794||Rivington Road||0818||MerseyTravel||Red Kite||Dentons Green
Bleak Hill Road
|795||Dentons Green Lane||0815||MerseyTravel||Halton||Bleak Hill Road, Millbrook Lane, Kiln Lane, Dentons Green Lane|
Services from school
|Service Number||To||Start Time||Provider||Contractor||Route|
|730||Crawford||1530||Lancashire||Charlton Minicoaches Ltd||From Rainford HS via Higher Lane, Witton Way, Scarisbrick Road, Old Lane, Higher Lane, Hydes Brow and reverse of outward route to Crawford.|
|730||Chequer Lane||1540||Lancashire||From Rainford HS via Higher Lane, Witton Way, Scarisbrick Road, Old Lane, Higher Lane, Hydes Brow and reverse of outward route to Pimbo Chequer Lane.|
|780||Kirkby and Prescot||Rainford High||Red Kite||Prescot Road, via St.Helens Road / Prescot Bus Station / Tesco's / Cumber Lane / Lickers Lane / A5080 - Huyton (off Tarbuck Island) / Archway Road / Rupert Road / Kingsway / Page Moss Terminus / Knowsley Lane (garage) / Derby Arms / County Road, Kirkby / Northwood / St.Pauls / Shevington Lane / Stopgate Lane / Rainford Road|
|1530||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Billinge, London Fields|
|782||Liverpool Road/ Slag Lane||1540||MerseyTravel||Ogdens||Liverpool Road/ Slag Lane|
|783||Moss Bank||1530||MerseyTravel||Ogdens||Moss Bank|
|784||Merton Bank||1530||MerseyTravel||Red Kite||Merton Bank|
|785||Bickerstaffe Street||1530||MerseyTravel||Arriva||Bickerstaffe Street|
|787||Hard Lane||1540||MerseyTravel||Halton||Hard Lane|
|788||St Helens Town Centre||1530||MerseyTravel||Halton||St Helens Town Centre|
|789||St Helens Corporation St||1530||MerseyTravel||Halton||St Helens Corporation St|
|792||Gillars Green||1530||MerseyTravel||Halton||Gillar’s Green|
|793||Toll Bar||1530||MerseyTravel||Halton||Toll Bar|
|794||Dentons Green||1530||MerseyTravel||Halton||Dentons Green|
|795||Dentons Green||1530||MerseyTravel||Peopls Bus||Dentons Green|
|796||St Helens Corporation Street||1540||MerseyTravel||Red Kite||St Helens