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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:48 pm 
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Hi My DS sat the Year 8 entry exam and has been offered a place at Royal Grammar - yay. We live in Uxbridge and wondered if anyone from around here (Ickenham, ruislip etc) would be interested in car share. If so please get in contact.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:19 pm 
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I wouldn't advie driving anywhere near RGS - High Wycombe is often gridlocked. What about the train and then walk up the hill?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:28 pm 
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The best way would be bus to West Ruislip, train to High Wycombe. Flexible too.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:32 pm 
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I'll second that. I go to Wycombe for work a few times a month and each of the possible routes out of Middlesex to RGS are heavily congested from the M40. Coming off at Loudwater the road into Wycombe and up the hill to RGS is dreadful. Coming off on the A404 junction is even worse. Rail and the walk is by far the best option because journey times by road will be a complete lottery.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:58 pm 
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Will keep on exploring options.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Jeenie wrote:
Thanks everyone for your responses. Will keep on exploring options.


Helicopter?

Several people familiar with the school and the surrounding area have already expressed (identical) opinions on the best way to get there :) .

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:09 pm 
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If it adds reassurance, there are a LOT of grammar school children walking up both hills of a morning and down again in the afternoon. Any children who turn up at High Wycombe station in the morning will find themselves in good company!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:58 am 
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BiscuitEater wrote:
If it adds reassurance, there are a LOT of grammar school children walking up both hills of a morning and down again in the afternoon. Any children who turn up at High Wycombe station in the morning will find themselves in good company!


Aw thanks for that. Someone has mentioned another option: Coach from Gerrards Cross.

Looking into all possibilities, thanks for your response.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:03 am 
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....but assumably a coach still has to travel on the same gridlocked roads as the liftshare car you have been advised against, would?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 am 
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It may be that traffic has increased exponentially since my day but everyone got the school coach to RGS in my time (my brother being one of them) and I never remember him talking about the slowness of the journey. Even in those days getting through the centre of Wycombe was bad (he would not have picked JHS to get to from the Chalfonts side) but getting to RGS (which is more on the edge really) is not so much of an issue?
Though relying on car shares etc from further away is more risky - what if you're late getting to the GX coach stop? The train still seems like the most logical and easiest option from Ruislip.


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