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New student FAQs 






Whether you are joining us as a new Y7 student or starting part way through the year, you will find the answer to our most frequently asked questions below. If you have any other queries about starting Sale High School, please contact the school reception


What is the school's address and contact details?


Is there a school bus?

We have been advised by Transport for Greater Manchester that changes will be taking place to the Y72 service with effect from September 2019.

Due to the Yellow School Bus vehicle used on this service being too old to be used in the new academic year, TFGM will be replacing the Y72 service with a double deck school bus service along a similar line of route.

Additional YSB passes will not be required for this service in future, although all students should hold a valid igo card. There is therefore no requirement for students to apply for Yellow School Bus passes from Sale High School.

Details of the bus route will be published on the TFGM website in August.


From the start of the 2019/2020 academic year, school bus fares will increase in line with inflation. 

The changes:

Fare Type

Old (£)

New (£)

Child Single (IGO)



Child Single (no IGO)



Child return



Child Weekly



An IGO card costs £10 and lasts until 31st August after your 16th birthday. The card allows 11-16 year olds to travel using child tickets on buses and trams in Greater Manchester.


Can I ride my bike to school?

What school uniform do I need? 


Do you have any school clubs I can join? 


How many lessons will I have each day?


How much homework will I be given?


What subjects will I study?


When are the school holidays?