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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:44 pm 
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Hi,

I’m new to this forum, and I would really be grateful of anyone can give me any details of coaches or buses or companies that travel to Dartford Grammar for Boys from Grays and from Grays to Westcliff Grammar or Southend Grammar for boys. There are no grammar schools nearby and either way there will be some distance to travel. I am struggling to find any up to date information about any services.

I understand either way there is a journey but it wouldn’t be too much; I know of people travelling from ilford to Southend which is double the distance that from grays. So a good half hour-1hour journey should be ok. I drive to Southend and it takes half hour so I understand bus service would be different.

Many thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:09 pm 
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Please do try and imagine the journey when traffic is back to full pelt and the journey during peak times will not be what it says on Google maps. Sometimes a local comprehensive might be better than a tired child.

There have been other similar threads:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=59470 (poster JordanC is also in Grays)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60079

Or consider moving. I don't have familiarity with the schools to know if the journey or upheaval is worth it. I know some girls who go to Dartford Grammar for girls and they get a coach service from my locale that also serves the Wilmington grammar schools but all of those run exclusively south of the river.

Good luck


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:43 pm 
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Try emailing Mrs Bennett in Admissions at Dartford Grammar (jbennett@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk), she is very helpful.


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Hi Just wondering I have heard in the past that some DS/DD taking the ferry crossing from Tilbury to Gravesend where there are two grammar schools. I wonder if that is an option


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 pm 
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PencilandPen wrote:
Hi Just wondering I have heard in the past that some DS/DD taking the ferry crossing from Tilbury to Gravesend where there are two grammar schools. I wonder if that is an option


Unfortunately, you might also have heard on the Radio Essex (and probably London) traffic bulletins, the number of times that the ferries are out of service due to bad weather / mechanical problems / industrial action etc :(.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:52 pm 
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I live in Rainham and my son in Dartford Grammar takes a private service from Purfleet for almost 3yrs now. DM me if you need more info. Purfleet is 1 stop away from Grays so should be fine. Its a 20mins ride to school.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:03 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
PencilandPen wrote:
Hi Just wondering I have heard in the past that some DS/DD taking the ferry crossing from Tilbury to Gravesend where there are two grammar schools. I wonder if that is an option


Unfortunately, you might also have heard on the Radio Essex (and probably London) traffic bulletins, the number of times that the ferries are out of service due to bad weather / mechanical problems / industrial action etc :(.


Actually, having posted that, I'm not sure it isn't the Woolwich Ferry which had the more problems. However, the possibility of finding oneself sitting at Tilbury Riverside at 7 o'clock in the morning with a keeled over (so to speak) ferry service is something that would probably put me off :(.

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