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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Hello

Does anyone know the best route to travel to st olaves from the bexley area? Is it 51 bus from welling? Feels a little far so wondering whether it's worth doing the test if we are worried about the journey.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:14 pm 
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Juneboy wrote:
Hello

Does anyone know the best route to travel to st olaves from the bexley area? Is it 51 bus from welling? Feels a little far so wondering whether it's worth doing the test if we are worried about the journey.

JB

I would do the journey during school hours to determine if it is feasible. I eliminated a few schools this way, even though they were closer than other schools which were better connected.
I believe there are coaches to St Olave's as well as it being close to the train station.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Lewis Coaches do various routes to Olaves and Newstead, perhaps check with them?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:40 pm 
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Thanks, will look for contact info and check on coaches


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:56 pm 
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Just search for Lewis Coaches on this forum, this thread for example has contact details and info about a route via Welling viewtopic.php?f=51&t=50171&p=625833&hilit=Lewis+coaches#p625833


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:07 am 
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If you are near a station, then train to Hither Green and then train to Orpington may be quicker than sitting on a bus.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:07 am 
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You have many options including 51 on public transport. Check this out mentioning Lewis Coaches and goes through Bexley.

https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=50171


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm 
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I called Lewes coaches and they have a coach daily from Bexleyheath at 7.40 am. Should be a bit faster than bus 51.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Juneboy wrote:
I called Lewes coaches and they have a coach daily from Bexleyheath at 7.40 am. Should be a bit faster than bus 51.


Unless your DS never gets the urge to take part in any after school activities (some genuinely have no interest), it would be a good idea also to equip him for getting back independently - presumably the coach only picks up once at the end of the day?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:00 am 
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I would echo what ToadMum says. The school run buses to Olaves only operate one bus after school leaving at 4pm. Try to trial another route home via buses/trains so your ds can make the most of the after school opportunites. The 51 bus is very regular and will be travelling against the traffic on the way home so it may be quicker than you think and plenty of boys use it.


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