Here is a video for children who will be new to Ladywood.
It should hopefully let you and your child see different learning spaces at Ladywood.
We will be getting in touch to find out more about your child and how we can support them when they start with us.
If you have any questions please send an email
Sarah Dakin – Key Stage 1
Laura Baker – Key Stage 2
at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to get in touch.
For information or support to help your child make the exciting transition to our school please e.mail our parents team. Our e.mail address is FriendsofLadywood@ladywood.bolton.sch.uk
Laura Baker Natalie Webb Sophie Ayres
Ladywood logo uniform can be bought from Whittakers or Smart clothing, you can purchase standard grey skirts. trousers and joggers from most supermarkets or high street stores along with blue or white polo shirts.
Meet our School Nurse
Hi, my name is Lauren – I am a Paediatric Nurse based here at Ladywood term time. I am part of Bolton NHS Children’s Community Nursing Team. My role involves completing assessments for all our children to ensure the staff here are fully supported and trained in caring for your child’s health needs. I support families accessing various health services, continence assessments, our Paediatric clinics and more. Should you need to contact me please ring the main school number 01204 333 400 or in school holidays CCN base at Breightmet Health Center 01204 463 939 .
Please be aware that Transport needs to be applied for! When starting a new school or changing address.
If you have not already completed an application, then please visit:
Here you will find the relevant information as to the criteria and how to apply.
Social needs transport has the responsibility to transport approximately 950 children daily to and from special educational settings within Bolton and out of district.
We operate from a depot in Bolton and have available 30 Council buses and over 100 contractor.
We currently have 230 Staff and our operational hours are from 07.15 – 17.30 daily Mon-Fri.
We are aware that it is a difficult time for your child to be getting on a vehicle without you by there side or going to a different school and the complications with a different environment.
Firstly, all our Passenger assistants have general training with regards to Passenger Assistant duties, which includes safeguarding training and DBS checks, some will have more specialist training with regards to:
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Epilepsy, Asthma, Autism awareness and other special needs as required
- Safe traveling
- Wheelchair users
- First Aid awareness.
All our vehicles will have a passenger assistant on the vehicle to supervise and assist children.
Parents are responsible for bringing their child to the vehicle in the morning and collecting your child when they arrive at your house in the afternoon. This is because the assistant is not permitted to leave the vehicle.
Bolton Council operate a one address policy for all children so please ensure you have the relevant childcare in place.
Depending on where you live affects the time your child will be picked up so the further you live from school the earlier your transport will arrive to pick up and a later drop off in the afternoon.
As mentioned, our office is open from 07.15 to 17.30 so if your child does not need transport on a certain day then please ensure you inform the office on one of the numbers below.
01204 332047 (answer machine out of office hours)
Prior to the new school year, you will receive a letter with the following information:
Name of Passenger Assistant
Approximate time for pick up.
You will also receive a passenger information sheet which require completing and returning to the office. This information will allow us to look at any additional training required by our staff and help with the transition of your child.
Finally, the myself and the team look forward to helping your child attending there new school and look forward to meeting you in the near future, Andy Colderley the assistant Manager for Social Needs Transport (SNT)