How would your daughter get to school? Orpington is about £185 per half term in the train to Tonbridge, whereas Sevenoaks is about £90 per half term. The bus is a fixed £250 a year but isnt that flex on times.
Tonbridge is cheaper than Sevenoaks... Have a look at the National Rail site as that has route maps too.
Does anyone's DC use a train season ticket with 'PLUSBUS' to cover bus journeys to/from train stations? Is it economical v purchasing separate season train and bus tickets/passes?
Once I know which school DS will be attending, I'll explore pricing in detail via the relevant ticket offices, but I'd be interested to know if parents have found a combined train/bus ticket worthwhile, particularly when commuting to the West Kent grammars using train as the principal mode of transport.
Our nearest station is Bat & Ball in Sevenoaks but the trains to/from Sevenoaks Station are not that frequent (or reliable) for connections to and from Tonbridge/ T Wells, so I expect DS would use the bus quite often...