Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:23 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
Can anyone whose dd already takes the train and bus to SHSG let me know how they find it. I am thinking of putting it on the CAF as a third choice but have yet to try the journey (and see what mark dd gets in the exams in 2 weeks time :? ). We missed all the open days as well as thought (or dh did) that it was too far but reconsidering. We would be coming from Billericay.

Thanks

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 4604
Location: Essex
Our two (DD yr 8, DS1 yr 12) travel from Chalkwell on the C2C line, but until the middle of July, DD was at Cecil Jones College and travelled by bus through the interchange at Southend Victoria, accompanied by me on Wednesdays as I need to be in Southend then. At about eight in the morning the interchange bus stops are full of mainly SHSG girls (plus CJC and Futures pupils going the same general direction), with SHSB boys and the odd Westcliff / Tommy More pupil waiting for buses going in the opposite direction. Much like the gaggles of Westcliff pupils wending their way up from Chalkwell station at the same time, the general impression is that the activity is a companionable one.

Unfortunately there is no longer a bus going straight down Southchurch Road without going down to the travel centre and back first, but Arriva route 1 stops opposite SHSG. Coming back to the station in the afternoon, I think all the buses which stop outside the school go along Southchurch Rd and stop at Warrior Square - so you can get anything and get off the bus there and (crossing the road carefully at the lights, children 8) ) walk up to Southend Victoria without doing the travel centre loop.

On the train itself there should be lots of company, with boys travelling to SHSB getting off / on at Prittlewell.

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:58 pm
Posts: 496
SBC leisure coaches were looking at running a bus route from Brentwood/Billericay to SHSG. http://www.sbcleisure.com/?page_id=57


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
Blitz wrote:
SBC leisure coaches were looking at running a bus route from Brentwood/Billericay to SHSG. http://www.sbcleisure.com/?page_id=57


Yes I know I am on their email list if they ever do it but as far as I know it never made it off the ground :(

Thank you Toadmum that was really helpful. I might have to go and try the journey :D

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:54 pm
Posts: 13
Hi, I have sent you a pm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 492
Billericay Mum wrote:
Hi, I have sent you a pm


Thank you I have pmed you back

_________________
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Journey to SHSG
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:22 pm
Posts: 32
Hi, I understand from a friend of mine that around 7 girls started there this year in year 7 - all travelling from Billericay. I also know girls in other years who do the same journey and I understand that they all look out for each other quite well. It may also be one of our options so no doubt there will be plenty of discussion once results are in :?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016