Following on from discussions with TFGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) they have how found a solution to the concern over travel for next year as detailed below:
The current 887 bus service will be replaced by a 57 seater Yellow School Bus and this will be diverted to complete a loop of the Offerton Estate. By running a Yellow School Bus TFGM can introduce a pass system which hopefully will give some piece of mind for parents and students.
The team at TFGM twill be able to provide greater detail over the coming months but wanted to make you aware of this as soon as possible to give you some clarity over their plans.
I hope this information does provide some reassurance as we start to prepare for the next academic year.