I was wondering if there are any bus services from the nearby train stations to Westcliff or Southend School for Girls please?
I'm trying to look at all options for travelling for my DD - I will appreciate any travel info you may have, from a very concerned parent of a year six DD who will be travelling from Havering
I assume you have actually submitted your CAF and therefore have either WHSG or SHSG as first preference / probability? I must admit that I am slightly curious as to why you haven't tried the station to school trip before submitting
WHSG from Chalkwell: no buses, about 20 minute walk, first bit uphill. Lots f DC from WHSG / WHSB / St Thomas More, no need to walk alone if that would bother your DD. You can do a train / bus combo by getting out at Leigh on Sea and getting the First Bus 21 (or by carrying on to Southend East then getting the First Bus 21 or the Arriva 29 from the Travel Centre, but I doubt many if any Westcliff DC do that, travelling from the west).
SHSG from Southend East: there are buses (Arriva 1 / Arriva 4) but I don't think anyone uses them if they arrive by train. Again, hordes of DC walking the route - including our DS1 and DD
. You want the train which arrives at about 0754, or the 0809 arrival at the latest. This walk is 10 - 15 minutes and on the flat, apart from a very gentle uphill slope up from the station to Southchurch Road.
If you are worried about your DD travelling (but really there is no need for you to
), have you also applied for schools like Coopers, which are presumably a bit nearer home?