While researching schools I found this great forum and would like some help/advice. We highlighted Alcester Grammar as a potential school that meets our needs.
We need a relocation solution for the following:
- Home location 25minute drive from Worcester Hospital WR5 1DD.
- Catchment for a good/excellent (non grammar) secondary school as backup plan.
- Transport service to Alcester Grammar
The criteria leads us to one conclusion, which is the Evesham Prince Henry catchment area. There is a bus from Evesham centre to Alcester which sets off at 7:52am and arrives at 8:50, the return journey leaves at 15:50 from the school returning at 16:37 to Evesham. Add the walk to and from the bus stop and it is a very long day.
Here is the route map http://www.diamondbuses.com/services/Worcestershire_3/247-RedditchtoEvesham_293.html
We prefer the Northern side of Evesham and are worried about the lonely walk to and from Evesham bus stand and the travel time. We would also like to know if there are any other Alcester Grammar School children that go on this bus and if it is a safe (maybe even enjoyable) problem free way to travel to school.
One other option is to locate in one of the small villages north of Evesham, a bus runs through these but not to Alcester. Our child would need to take the #28 Bus to Stratford, alight at Bideford and intercept the original 247 as it passes through Bideford. Despite our child's academic abilities, awareness of external environment, changing buses and time keeping would throw up some problems. It would be easier to stay on the bus and go to Stratford, but we would prefer the mixed Alcester school.
We would really like to find a home location with easier/shorter journey times.
Is anyone else in a similar positions or can offer any other solutions. It feels like I cannot see the wood for the trees at the moment.