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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:40 pm 
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I have come across mixed reviews about living in Gloucester (on metmums to be precise). So, I was wondering which areas are the best to live in Gloucester for someone attending grammar school? A

We currently live in Bristol area and will like to avoid long commute for DC starting in Septemeber at STR.

TIA 4looking.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Oh wow.
You need to come and look! No one can possibly begin to answer this for you - only you know your budget, your work commitments, what type of house you want...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Tommies is well placed for travelling from many areas as it's just off A40, so you could also look at Cheltenham and perhaps Tewkesbury. We're coming from Newent via Ribston which at 7.30am should take about 40 minutes by the time we've dropped his sister off. There are plenty of villages around and about too it depends on whether you are looking for rural or urban, although as you were talking about Gloucester I get the feeling it's urban that you're after. Is work a commuting factor?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Eromdap wrote:
Tommies is well placed for travelling from many areas as it's just off A40, so you could also look at Cheltenham and perhaps Tewkesbury. We're coming from Newent via Ribston which at 7.30am should take about 40 minutes by the time we've dropped his sister off. There are plenty of villages around and about too it depends on whether you are looking for rural or urban, although as you were talking about Gloucester I get the feeling it's urban that you're after. Is work a commuting factor?


I am thinking more town e.g. Quedgeley than a city definitely, don't like a village. Ideally, I want DC commute to school to be 30 mins or less. Not prioritising own work arrangement/commute.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:06 pm 
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I'm confused, are you in Bristol or Birmingham? You appear to be posting about your son being on the waiting list for Handsworth Grammar on the Birmingham board.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Eromdap wrote:
I'm confused, are you in Bristol or Birmingham? You appear to be posting about your son being on the waiting list for Handsworth Grammar on the Birmingham board.

And it says you have been allocated a comp...where does STR fit into this equation?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:58 pm 
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If you are serious about moving to Gloucester...Hucclecote is a nice area...on number 10 bus route which is ideal for Ribston and Crypt. Some children including my dd travel to Stroud Grammars by bus too. Tommies and HSFG are the nearest grammar schools.

Good access to motorway network, local shopping, library and doctors and some very nice houses locally.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:21 pm 
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DC17C wrote:
If you are serious about moving to Gloucester...Hucclecote is a nice area...on number 10 bus route which is ideal for Ribston and Crypt. Some children including my dd travel to Stroud Grammars by bus too. Tommies and HSFG are the nearest schools.
Good access to motorway network, local shopping, library and doctors and some very nice houses locally.


Cool beans...thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:58 pm 
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Plenty of nice places to live in Gloucester & surroundings! Hucclecote, Elmbridge, Longlevens, Barnwood, Upton, Churchdown to name a few


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 am 
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Amber wrote:
Eromdap wrote:
I'm confused, are you in Bristol or Birmingham? You appear to be posting about your son being on the waiting list for Handsworth Grammar on the Birmingham board.

And it says you have been allocated a comp...where does STR fit into this equation?


I'm confused too as I was among your Handsworth discussion a few days ago.


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