Is there any coach service from Redbridge to colshester?
If you scroll back a few months in the Essex section, you will see that at least one other person has posted on this topic. Someone was going to set up a girls-only service, but I don't know whether they managed to find a company which was able to guarantee a female driver for both 50-odd mile journeys both ways every day of the term?
Colchester is a very interesting town (the nursery rhyme 'Twinkle,twinkle,little star' was written by two young girls living in what is now the Hollytrees social history museum at the beginning of the nineteenth century
) and there are some very nice areas to live in within a short local bus ride, or even walking distance, of the grammar schools. We are only occasional visitors, but members such as Proudmumregardless and Colcmum will be able to advise you, I'm sure.