Schools, Shopping and Transport

With a number of primary schools, including St Josephs and St Thomas, Halliwell has Smithills High School and Thornleigh virtually on the doorstep and is very well served by public transport for schools further afield as well as for access to Bolton town centre and Middlebrook Retail Park. Set alongside Bolton’s ring road, everywhere is easy to access by car, although the school run rush hour traffic can be a little hectic at times. Throughout Halliwell, there is a large number of family run shops offering fresh produce as well as convenience shopping.  Carrs Pasty shop is a particular Bolton favourite as is the award winning ‘chippie’ on Bennetts Lane.