Dear Parent/Carer

Closure of the North footpath, Manchester bound, on the East Lancs Road from Newarth Road to Old Clough Lane . From Monday 15th September until further notice.

The ongoing roadworks on the East Lancs Road mean that the footway on the north side of the road, Manchester bound, outside school will be closed. This will obviously have an impact on how the pupils travel to and from school. Please see below 4 possible alternative routes. Please also see plan to identify the possible alternate routes.

Description of routes

Route 1.

Walk North along Walkden Rd, turn right onto Birch road. At the end of Birch Road turn right onto Rydal Crescent, then take 3rd right into Mereclough Ave. Continue to the end of Mereclough into the School gates.

Route 2

Walk North along Walkden Road, turn right into Silkhey Grove. At the end of the street continue straight ahead along the footpath between the two schools. When the footpath meets the ‘loopline’ (or ‘bankings’) cross straight over and continue on the footpath on the opposite side of the loopline. Follow the path around the field and through the alleyway onto Ash Grove. Turn right and then right again onto Laburnum Road. At the end of Laburnum Road, go through the school gate.

Route 3

Walk north along Walkden road and right onto Silkhey Grove. At the end of the street, continue straight ahead along the footpath that runs between 2 primary schools. When the footpath meets the loopline (or ‘bankings’), turn right and head South along loopline. Turn left into School grounds at the gate.

Route 4

Heading West along the South side of East Lancs A580, take the footpath down the steps on the left onto the ‘Loopline’ . Turn right along the loopline , through the underpass and continue along until you reach the school gate on the right.

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