The Ruth Gorse Academy is situated in the heart of the South Leeds region in Leeds City Centre. Public transport links (including buses and trains) are within 5-10 minutes walk of the Academy.

Information regarding travelling to the academy via cycling, buses, trains, cars and walking can be accessed by downloading our travel information guidance.

Download the Travel Information Guidance

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After clicking on the above button, insert your address into the starting point field and ensure that Transit is selected across the top menu.


Bus routes will be shown from your location to The Ruth Gorse Academy.

If you wish to view other bus routes to The Ruth Gorse Academy, clicking on the Schedule Explorer button (example below) will bring up a timeline of all available bus routes.


Dropping off and picking up your child

The safe arrival and departure of your child is of utmost importance to the Academy. The academy site is open from 7.30am for your child to wait until the start of the school day at 8.25am.

We recommend that if parents choose to drop off / pick up their child, then they do so by using the Chadwick Street entrance. There is 2 hours free parking available on the street in the marked bays. Parents are politely reminded that parking or waiting outside of these marked bays is prohibited.

Please note the academy does not have any visitor or parent parking on site (with the exception of disabled parking).

Safety of students

Please ensure that you are confident that your child is safely making their way to school. As part of the development of the site we have paid to put in place a number of road crossings to ensure the safe travel of students. It is essential that your child does use these to keep themselves safe on their journey. If necessary we recommend that you support your child by travelling to school with your child in the first instance to give you the assurance that they know how to cross roads safely and sensibly on their journey.

Please can we ask that if your child uses a bike to get to school you familiarise yourself with the law regarding cycling on the road and not the pavement and that they bring a bike lock with them. If you would like your child to cycle to school there may be an opportunity for them to gain their Level 3 Bikeability certification during the summer term. It is, however, essential that they have and wear a helmet at all times whilst travelling to and from the academy. The same applies to scooters.  Skateboards are not allowed as they cannot be stored safely.

The link below is for the new online cycle routes for West Yorkshire. This can be used to help you advise your child on the safest route to cycle to school.