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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:39 pm 
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My daughter will start Burnham grammar school from September 2016.We are living in Slough near train station.Is anyone aware about or guide me secure and safe school bus or transportation from Slough to Burnham grammar school.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:48 pm 
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Most get the train to Burnham & walk - there are plenty of students walking from there. Or there are several buses. Just put it into Google maps. I don't think there is a school bus from Slough as it is a Buckinghamshire school so Bucks don't need to supply transport from other areas. There are private buses arranged from some places but I doubt it from Slough as there is public transport. You could ask the school, though.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Is anyone having contact details for private school bus services from slough to Burnham grammar school?I am ok to pay for transportation?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:00 pm 
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I don't know your area but if you have the train option it really isn't so bad. In my area at first parents like the idea of a private bus and have concerns about public transport but the train means they become more independent, can take part in after school clubs and 'twighlight' classes, rather than tied to a fixed coach and are not insulated completely from the rest of the world. I live in very cosmopolitan SE London and the buses are included but we are most likely DD will take the train as she has a friend coming in from further down the line. I have seen many girls make huge friendships over the years by travelling together on the train and it transcends the boundaries of school year and house which is all very healthy.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:49 am 
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It is a 5 moniute drive or a few minutes in the train plus a walk. Really, use public transport. It will help your DC to become more independent.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:52 pm 
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Thanks all.we will use public transport bus route 2.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42 am 
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Hi,

Can you please let me know how you manage the transport? I am looking at the same circunstances as you, leaving 15 minutes away from Slough Station, I don't see any easy combination.

Thanks,


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 am 
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A quick look at google maps and the train journey is quite short, with a bit of a walk each end. Alternatively it looks like there's three different bus routes that could work.

Have a look at google maps yourself and see what suits best. Public transport is usually more flexible than private and allows after school activities etc. (Be that sport, music, doing HW especially group HW tasks, attending booster sessions with teachers or just hanging out with friends )


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:23 pm 
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The train is v flexible though be aware that the first train back after school is the 4.09 so there's a bit of a wait at the station... this may well reduce when crossrail comes in Dec 2019 and all the trains are a bit faster and 4x hour from burnham in peak times (currently 2x per hour). The other thing is that the 8.14 train in the morning can sometimes be late, so a lot of the kids get the 7.44 one and chat in the canteen before school to ensure they're not made late by the trains.
Train is def simple to do and lots of them do it. You can buy a monthly ticket, and it's half the price of a private coach.


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