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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 am 
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Hello all,

I am new here, my DD was offered a place in Colchester County High School for Girls (CCHSG).

We live very close to Upminster station; can anyone (residing within Upminster / Hornchurch / Gidea Park /Emerson Park area) advise how their children commute to CCHSG?

Are there any buses/coach going to CCHSG?

Many thanks,
J


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:01 pm 
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You posted this in the Herts section, it needs to be in the Essex section.

Mods pls move.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:16 pm 
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StrawberChoc wrote:
Hello all,

I am new here, my DD was offered a place in Colchester County High School for Girls (CCHSG).

We live very close to Upminster station; can anyone (residing within Upminster / Hornchurch / Gidea Park /Emerson Park area) advise how their children commute to CCHSG?

Are there any buses/coach going to CCHSG?

Many thanks,
J


I don’t mean to be funny but that’s a 90mile round trip every day. Is there not a school closer to you?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:24 pm 
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StrawberChoc wrote:
Hello all,

can anyone (residing within Upminster / Hornchurch / Gidea Park /Emerson Park area) advise how their children commute to CCHSG?


I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that no one will be able to advise on this because it's 35 miles as the crow flies to Colchester from Upminster and no one would expect their child to make that journey on a daily basis.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:39 pm 
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streathammum wrote:
StrawberChoc wrote:
Hello all,

can anyone (residing within Upminster / Hornchurch / Gidea Park /Emerson Park area) advise how their children commute to CCHSG?


I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that no one will be able to advise on this because it's 35 miles as the crow flies to Colchester from Upminster and no one would expect their child to make that journey on a daily basis.


More to the point, it's more than 40 miles by road, up the A12 and then some. Or a walk from the nearest station which reinforces the fact that Essex actually isn't flat.

Southend High School for Girls admits via the same entrance exam amd is a 15 minute walk on the flat from Southend East station, which is on the same line as Upminster.

But doesn't have the cachet of ColCHS, of course :).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:03 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
But doesn't have the cachet of ColCHS, of course :).


Well of course. What use is sleep when one could have cachet instead?

Sorry OP, I know that you are after proper help with this, but please do consider whether this is a sensible commute for your DC.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:20 pm 
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This might help.

That journey is ridiculous for a child to undertake 190 days a year. That aside how do you expect your child to maintain friendships when most of their friends will live an hour away.

WHSG and SHSG are relatively easy to get to from Upminster and all connected by the C2C line - why wouldn't you have considered them to be better options?

I'm genuinely flabbergasted that a parent would be happy for their child to do the journey you suggest; I'm worried about my DD walking 1.3 miles on her own! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:20 pm 
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Thanks all for the reply :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:55 pm 
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Leighmum2019 wrote:
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This might help.

That journey is ridiculous for a child to undertake 190 days a year. That aside how do you expect your child to maintain friendships when most of their friends will live an hour away.

WHSG and SHSG are relatively easy to get to from Upminster and all connected by the C2C line - why wouldn't you have considered them to be better options?

I'm genuinely flabbergasted that a parent would be happy for their child to do the journey you suggest; I'm worried about my DD walking 1.3 miles on her own! :lol:


To be fair, the OP's DD would be doing about that from Chalkwell station to WHSG and a fair stretch of it uphill Which is why I suggested SHSG - for those who are really exercise-averse, they can always get the bus a couple of stops, not an option from Chalkwell to Westcliff (although I see that Tommy More's does a minibus pick-up these days :lol: ). Bit late now, though.

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