Hi Rosika, and welcome!
You are not the first person this year to consider a journey from Luton to a distant GS - someone posted about the journey from Luton to Aylesbury, a journey that was not practical or realistic. Perhaps that is why I am not totally
shocked that you would consider this idea, but otherwise I would have been.
You can search the travel options here: http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Jo ... heparam=10
Reading Mum is completely right - the only realistic option is to commute into London, and then out again. Hemel Hempstead is a non-starter.
Please consider these points:
:: The maximum
journey time for a secondary school pupil is considered, by the "powers that be", to be 90 minutes. Your child's journey is likely to exceed that; not by much, but it is also a very, very stressful journey for an 11 year old.
:: How will s/he cope with an 11 hour school day, plus homework?
:: After-school activities would seem to be pretty impractical, to the point of impossible, under this arrangement.
:: How quickly will you be able to collect him/her if they are taken ill during the school day?
:: How will s/he be able to socialise with school friends in the evenings or at weekends?
Even as a short term arrangement I can't see any way that this journey is viable for an 11 year old. If the place at SGS is critical for you or your child, you have to move house before September.