How far/ how long do your DCs have to commute to their schools?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I used to travel to Highgate from Clapton and with no underground I would spend over an hour travelling each way and have two changes of bus. It didn't take too much to make me late either arriving at school or getting home. One night I got home at 11pm! No mobiles then to let anyone know I'd be late.
Effectively you lose 10 hours plus of your week and it seriously curtails your involvement in extra-curricular activities. I never participated in school sport, instead playing for local clubs. Also if you happen to get Saturday morning detention as I did a couple of times, the trip seems worse.
My next door neighbour went to the same school, and we'd sometimes get a lift some of the way from one of our dads depending on where they were working.
I wouldn't recommend a lot of travelling to school, but I did it and it's not impossible.