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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Trying to find out from parents of existing Tiffins boys on how they are coping with train commuting? is it advisable to travel 45 + 45 mins daily or move close to Tiffin where the house prices are horrible !!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:04 pm 
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Which area would your DS be commuting from?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:56 pm 
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mamma dadda wrote:
Trying to find out from parents of existing Tiffins boys on how they are coping with train commuting? is it advisable to travel 45 + 45 mins daily or move close to Tiffin where the house prices are horrible !!!

Is this a real question? Obviously if you can you would minimise your child's journey... but economically you might have no choice.
Where are you located? Is it 45 min train or 45 min door to door?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:38 am 
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Plenty of boys (and teachers) do travel by train to Tiffin. You will have seen me commenting on the ridiculousness and unfairness of long journeys to school before (!), but if you are talking about 45 mins door to door I'd be happy with that for mine.

My two have a slightly shorter journey but just a few minutes longer would be perfectly acceptable to them and me. My DS leaves the house at 7.30 for a train at approx 7.40, eight-minute train journey then a few minutes walk from Kingston station to school. He likes to be in early for that social thing discussed on another thread...

My DD catches the same train then hops on the 65 down the Richmond Road to get to TGS, again super early for chit chat time... She walks back to the station after school, with friends, as the 65 buses are so crowded.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:08 am 
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45 mins could imply a relatively short distance and well within the proposed catchment area! I would define Tiffin as pretty local to us yet the bus in the morning to Kingston with its constant stopping and the traffic levels would mean a commute of around an hour door to door... on a good day! I suspect the OP is underestimating their journey time at rush hour.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:38 pm 
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I believe the OP is about to get a Tiffin offer (DS score posted as 242) and to embark on a monster commute from Slough or thereabouts. Maybe some others are more familiar with such a journey might comment.
Good luck whatever the outcome... move closer if you can. Anything with a direct train link into Kingston is probably do-able especially if the walk to the station isn't too long.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:15 pm 
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sgsgirl wrote:
Which area would your DS be commuting from?


My DS has to travel from Staines. Staines to Twickenham & then change there onto a train to Kingston.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:19 pm 
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SunlampVexesEel wrote:
mamma dadda wrote:
Trying to find out from parents of existing Tiffins boys on how they are coping with train commuting? is it advisable to travel 45 + 45 mins daily or move close to Tiffin where the house prices are horrible !!!

Is this a real question? Obviously if you can you would minimise your child's journey... but economically you might have no choice.
Where are you located? Is it 45 min train or 45 min door to door?
Regards
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I might not have put my question properly, but yes, that's a real question after looking at the house prices there in or around Kingston :-)
Located in Staines. yes, 50 mins is door to door journey. I would like to understand from the current parents of tiffins if journey is showing bad impact on child's progress, like how their energy levels are after returning home. Would they be able to do their home works? is it safe to send child on train? However, we are prepared to accompany him for atleast one year as we work in London and can go with him...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:22 pm 
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Peridot wrote:
Plenty of boys (and teachers) do travel by train to Tiffin. You will have seen me commenting on the ridiculousness and unfairness of long journeys to school before (!), but if you are talking about 45 mins door to door I'd be happy with that for mine.

My two have a slightly shorter journey but just a few minutes longer would be perfectly acceptable to them and me. My DS leaves the house at 7.30 for a train at approx 7.40, eight-minute train journey then a few minutes walk from Kingston station to school. He likes to be in early for that social thing discussed on another thread...

My DD catches the same train then hops on the 65 down the Richmond Road to get to TGS, again super early for chit chat time... She walks back to the station after school, with friends, as the 65 buses are so crowded.


Thank you. Yes, that was another thing I came across in my research that not many children live close to Tiffin school and therefore the children have very less options for socializing unlike other schools that are outside London where houses are in affordable prices. I can understand & appreciate your children trying to be there early for social reasons.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:27 pm 
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J50 wrote:
45 mins could imply a relatively short distance and well within the proposed catchment area! I would define Tiffin as pretty local to us yet the bus in the morning to Kingston with its constant stopping and the traffic levels would mean a commute of around an hour door to door... on a good day! I suspect the OP is underestimating their journey time at rush hour.



Thanks for the reply. This helps. I understand the traffic is taking such a long time. We have a train option from staines but with a change at Twickenham (just need to about turn for opp platform though). So that 45-50 mins is door-to-door as the school is 5 mins walk from the station I believe.


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