Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Posts: 8916
Please can you think of any Kent cities / towns / large villages where:

a) there is no secondary school in the town

AND

b) the closest secondary school is more than 3 miles away using the shortest available walking route

AND

c) the only form of public transport which goes anywhere near that secondary school is a train

Feeling like I should offer prizes for all correct answers. Will just have to settle for me feeling grateful!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:44 am
Posts: 106
Why? :?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:19 pm
Posts: 7340
Yes, but why?

_________________
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad !


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am
Posts: 25
Bit of a random question mystery, but thought I'd give it a go.

So by process of elimination, I headed straight to Dover (not literally, you understand :lol: ) as its one of the less populated districts in Kent. Randomly found a list of the places on Google and tried a few (12 to be exact, but who's counting?) And came across Westmarsh, Canterbury, Kent. No secondary school within a 3 miles radius. Closest one was 4.31 miles. Checked if there was travel options via train via a planyourjourney site and.... Voila!

Edit: thought I'd check the next town over and they too have no secondary school in radius. For extra points, postcodes were CT3 2 and CT3 1


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 8239
Location: Essex
Taraific wrote:
Bit of a random question mystery, but thought I'd give it a go.

So by process of elimination, I headed straight to Dover (not literally, you understand :lol: ) as its one of the less populated districts in Kent. Randomly found a list of the places on Google and tried a few (12 to be exact, but who's counting?) And came across Westmarsh, Canterbury, Kent. No secondary school within a 3 miles radius. Closest one was 4.31 miles. Checked if there was travel options via train via a planyourjourney site and.... Voila!

Edit: thought I'd check the next town over and they too have no secondary school in radius. For extra points, postcodes were CT3 2 and CT3 1


You are Lobby Lud and I claim my £5?

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Posts: 8916
Thank you Taraific. I do think you get first prize - my gratitude.

So, we are thinking that Westmarsh is in the frame as the closest secondary school is over 3 miles away (in Canterbury I presume?).

I think I am correct in saying though that there is no train from Westmarsh? Sorry I hope I have not got this wrong at this late hour.

I am looking for a city / town / large village in Kent more than 3 miles from the closest school and where you can only get to that school by train.

You mentioned another town / large village there w hich might be a candidate? What is its name please?

Am I right in concluding that there are few large settlements which a) have no secondary b) the closest secondary is more than 3 miles and c) you can only get there by train, not bus?

The reason I ask is the Kent post 16 transport policy. I'm trying to work out if there are many year 12/13 students in Kent who can only get to their closest school by train. Train travel to school is pretty pricey once one is 16 (as adult fares kick in at 16 and the student rail card cannot be used on peaktime journeys) and for which there is no discounted pass in the KCC post 16 transport policy.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:56 am
Posts: 231
I don't know the answer but this website might help you check potential candidates:

https://11-19travel.info/#promptSchool


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am
Posts: 25
Ah, yes. I can see where your going with this.

I assume you can discount Westmarsh then as I don't believe it constitutes as a "large village". Move over to the next village though, which is Wingham, they too have no secondary school within a 3mile radius (High street, CT3 1AH) after checking the gov website the closest school would be at 3.14miles away and does not have a local station. However the next one did, (CT2 0HD) at 4.11miles.

I think you'll have a problem finding your answer as most of the rural areas lack a train station. However, they will more then likely run a bus route as an alternative.

Whilst randomly selecting a few districts the other day (which I can't now remember the names of) there was a few that came up which fell just short of the 3miles radius (2.6 or thereabouts) so I'm sure there is somewhere out there, which may in fact tick all your boxes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:22 am
Posts: 25
ToadMum wrote:

You are Lobby Lud and I claim my £5?


Bit before my time. I unashamedly had to Google the phase :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8987
ToadMum wrote:
Taraific wrote:
Bit of a random question mystery, but thought I'd give it a go.

So by process of elimination, I headed straight to Dover (not literally, you understand :lol: ) as its one of the less populated districts in Kent. Randomly found a list of the places on Google and tried a few (12 to be exact, but who's counting?) And came across Westmarsh, Canterbury, Kent. No secondary school within a 3 miles radius. Closest one was 4.31 miles. Checked if there was travel options via train via a planyourjourney site and.... Voila!

Edit: thought I'd check the next town over and they too have no secondary school in radius. For extra points, postcodes were CT3 2 and CT3 1


You are Lobby Lud and I claim my £5?


:lol: :lol: :lol: eck had to explain my chuckling to the youth around me


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018