Routes to Abbotsholme
Abbotsholme is located just north of the A50, a major arterial road that connects
the M1 in the east to the M6 in the west.
From M1 North: Turn off at Junction 24 and take the A50 towards Stoke on
Trent. At Uttoxeter, take the B5030 northwards. * When on the B5030, travel for
about 3 miles until JCB World Headquarters is reached. Turn right into Rocester
village, right at the mini roundabout in the village centre and continue along this road
for about 1 mile. Abbotsholme School is signposted on the right.
From M1 South: Follow the directions as above.
From M6 North: Turn off at Junction 15 and follow the A50 to Uttoxeter. At
Uttoxeter, take the B5030 northwards and follow the directions from * above.
From M6 South: Turn off at Junction 14 and follow the northern bypass at
Stafford. Continue until Staffordshire University is reached and join the A518 to
Uttoxeter. Follow the signs until the Uttoxeter bypass is reached and then join the
B5030. Follow the directions from * above.
The railway line between Derby and Manchester passes through Uttoxeter station.
Derby has frequent services to St Pancras in London and also north to Sheffield,
Leeds, York, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the east of Scotland. Stoke-on-Trent has
services to Birmingham, to Euston in London and north to Manchester, Preston,
Carlisle and the west of Scotland. A bus service to Derby station can be provided at
each half term and also at the end of each term. A taxi service from Uttoxeter can
also be arranged for pupils.
Abbotsholme is well placed for access from some of the largest airports in the UK,
including Birmingham (49 miles), Manchester (60 miles), Sheffield (45 miles) and East
Midlands (31 miles). Manchester airport can be particularly useful since there is a
direct train service to Uttoxeter station.
Taxis can be arranged to collect pupils and their luggage from any of these airports.
School Minibus Service
Day pupils have access to the school transport network that extends across
Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Please contact our Admissions Coordinator or see
our website for specific route information and costs.
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