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 Post subject: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:00 am 
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Hi there, I am new to site, delighted dad whose ds has got into KES but concerned about the distance and difficulties in transport. Driving every day not really an option, private bus sounds rather full and places very uncertain at present (also very long route via Kenilworth), other option is X20 down Stratford Rd but am concerned at sending him out on public transport at such a young age.

Any views or ideas much appreciated, thanks :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:54 am 
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Train to Stratford is fine for KES - quite a lot of Solihull/Shirley/Wythall boys do that


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:57 am 
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Ah...the X20...don't know the bus route but do know from the massive number of tweets that get sent by Johnson's coaches, that it is always delayed, breaking down or running late....I would seek an alternative method to that, if I were you. Solihull to KES is a long way though, especially after after school clubs/productions/concerts etc....


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:06 am 
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Anyone interested in a new private coach service from Solihull (via Knowle/Dorridge, Lapworth, HHeath, Henley then onto KES/SGGS)? I have been quoted by a company that can provide a private minibus or coach - just need enough people to make it viable! Please let me know if you or a friend are interested...


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:08 am 
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KenR wrote:
Train to Stratford is fine for KES - quite a lot of Solihull/Shirley/Wythall boys do that


Thanks; assume that needs to be the Shirley train line as the times of the direct trains from Solihull don't work? Also quite a walk from Stratford train station to KES?

Would be great to arrange a direct bus service Solihull / Bentley Heath / Knowle & Dorridge / Hockley Heath if there was enough demand...


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:10 am 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
Ah...the X20...don't know the bus route but do know from the massive number of tweets that get sent by Johnson's coaches, that it is always delayed, breaking down or running late....I would seek an alternative method to that, if I were you. Solihull to KES is a long way though, especially after after school clubs/productions/concerts etc....


Thanks; yes that's the dilemma, difficult journey to excellent school better than easy journey to another less good or expensive private school!


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:03 pm 
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Hi there, my DS also has a place at KES and we're in Dorridge.
We would definitely be interested in a possible direct private mini-coach or similar direct to Stratford...


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:59 pm 
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It was a long time ago now, but when we visited Shottery for the Year 6 parents' evening they had a map up with an indication of the girls travelling from each area. We were able to meet with others coming from our area and discuss buses, etc. I don't know if KES does anything similar.

However, you might like to include Shottery parents in your query about buses. The current Johnsons bus service through Balsall Common and Kenilworth is the result of a successful parental initiative.


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:58 pm 
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We are also in a similar position but for Shottery, we live in central solihull and would be interested in private transport. I also know of a couple of other girls who would be interested too who are also solihull based.


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 Post subject: Re: Solihull to KES
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Solimum55 wrote:
We are also in a similar position but for Shottery, we live in central solihull and would be interested in private transport. I also know of a couple of other girls who would be interested too who are also solihull based.


Thanks, will be in touch. Would be great to sort something out, otherwise the X20 beckons!


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