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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:46 am 
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Hi everyone

I'm just curious to know whether anyone's DC is doing this route or if this would be considered too far. It wouldn't be a first choice because of the distance but I understand the train journey is about 35 mins. I'm probably more concerned about the journey from the station to the school at the other end.

All comments would be gratefully received.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Hi
The journey from the station would add quite a bit of time.
its about 1.5 miles so quite a walk every day
there is a bus that goes all the way but longer route or quicker bus to town and walk
either way its probably up to another 25/30mins in the busy traffic


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Girls or Boys?

My DC's travel on the public buses that go past Colchester North Station and on to CRGS and CCHS. They say you need to aim for a 8am arrival at Colchester North for CCHS and about 8:10 for CRGS to allow time for the bus journey.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Thank you both - it would be CRGS


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Have you discounted SHSB? Similar journey time Shenfield - Prittlewell, but a shorter walk from the station at the school end (quite a pleasant one, too :) ).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:10 am 
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Thank you ToadMum

SHSB is prob 2nd choice after KEGs as we are in catchment but I understand we can now choose up to six schools. Used to be 4 I think. We will go to the open day in a few weeks. Looking forward to it. I see lots of boys en route via Shenfield in the mornings looking very smart in their green uniforms!


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:44 pm 
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CRGS is so definitely not a viable choice for us for DS2, but something I have often wondered about is - does anyone use Colchester Town station? I appreciate that the trains are not exactly frequent, but the one and only time I have needed to almost visit CRGS (actually a work visit to GP surgery on Creffield Road), the walk from Colchester Town seemed a lot shorter than the times quoted from Colchester (North) to the school.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:11 am 
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It is closer but the trains that stop there are the issue - apart from route/ frequency it is the slow trains that stop there.


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