My DD has been offered a place at Chis and Sid in the shake down and she will be travelling by train from Lee to Sidcup. We are trying to work out expenses so that we don't get a nasty surprise at the end of August. Can anyone give us an indication of how much we should expect to pay in rail fares per term?
Is it cheaper to buy an annual ticket - even though she will be mostly travelling by rail during term time - or is it best to pay on a termly basis?
On a separate note - can anyone give me an indication of how much we will be spending on uniform? I have looked at the list but realistically how much will she really need (i.e. will she really need more than two skirts/three blouses etc)?
According to this website:http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/tickets/faresandtickets/farefinder/current/default.aspx?mode=select&type=origin&on=Lee+%5bNational+Rail%5d&dn=sidcup+%5bNational+Rail%5d&ft=11-15
A child's oyster fare from lee to sidcup is £1.20 in the morning, and £0.70 in the afternoon (before 4.00pm).
You would need a child's oyster travel card. I have an oyster card that I have set up to automatically put money on it everytime it reaches £8.00. Which is cool, coz it means I never run out!
And this websitehttp://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/seasonticket/tickets
says that a child's monthly season ticket would be £40.55.
Hope this helps