A COACH company that is supposed to pick Wirral Grammar School students up each morning has been driving past them for over a month, according to parents.

Lucy Bentley's 15-year-old son is a student at Wirral Grammar School for Boys and is usually picked up on Spital Road in Bromborough by a Happy Al's coach.

Since September 7, Lucy's son, along with students from various other schools have been left on the roadside, as the Happy Al's coaches drive past them each morning.

Speaking to the Globe, Lucy said: "They have failed to stop every day and just drive past the kids.

"Parents are having to come out of work to collect them, meaning the boys are getting to school late, it is impacting work , school education, and is very emotional.

"Another bus has been added to the service and they are still leaving the children.

"They have been given the school contract, therefore are paid for this service, however, they are not providing a service."

Videos show the Happy Al's coach driving past the students in the rain. 

Lucy has confirmed that her and two other parents are sharing the school drop off each morning, which is also leaving them late for work.

It is unclear why the coaches are driving past the students as Lucy explained that they are "not full".

What did Merseytravel say?

A Liverpool City Region Combined Authority spokesperson said: "There a number of bus services available for pupils travelling to Wirral Grammar Schools, including the 601 and 602 supported services.

"Alongside this, additional capacity is available on the service 17, offering the same link for travelling to Wirral Grammar Schools and timed to arrive in time for the start of the school day.

"Full details of all the timetables and journey planners are available to view on the Merseytravel website."

Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South, said: "I am concerned by reports that children are being made late for school, and parents late for work. 

"I have asked those involved to tell me what’s going on.

"It’s not good enough, and I look forward to it being resolved immediately."

Birkenhead-based Happy Al's responded "no comment" when queried.

Wirral Grammar School for Boys were contacted for a comment but did not respond.