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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:29 pm 
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If anyone here is considering commuting from Colchester to Southend/Westcliff schools, please feel free to pm me. I have been shot down on this forum before for bringing up this topic, but back again as I am happy to have a chat with anyone considering the commute. With my child finishing Y7 in a week at Southend grammar, I would say it is certainly doable!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:32 pm 
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Wow! First of all, congrats on your daughter getting into SHSG. Encouraging for those of us who are working towards this! Our first born will be writing her 11+ exam this September. I wonder just how commutable it is from Brentwood to Colchester? Any parents here with this experience? Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:55 pm 
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SuperDad3g wrote:
Wow! First of all, congrats on your daughter getting into SHSG. Encouraging for those of us who are working towards this! Our first born will be writing her 11+ exam this September. I wonder just how commutable it is from Brentwood to Colchester? Any parents here with this experience? Thanks


Brentwood - Shenfield - Southend Victoria - bus. About an hour.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Southend Victoria to Colchester? Isn’t that the wrong way?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Southend Victoria to Colchester? Isn’t that the wrong way?



Oops, sorry, misread as to SHSG.

Brentwood - Shenfield - Colchester- bus or long walk.

Brentwood - Shenfield - Colchester Town - bus or a slightly less long long walk.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Brentwood to Colchester Town Station then walk up Lexden Road - bit of a schlep when carrying loads of stuff and if you've got a musician on your hands, yeah, no.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 pm 
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Thanks ToadMum. Roughly, how long is the journey door to door from Shenfield to Colchester Girls? 1 hour?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 pm 
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SuperDad3g wrote:
Thanks ToadMum. Roughly, how long is the journey door to door from Shenfield to Colchester Girls? 1 hour?


Google's various suggestions all seem to be around 1 hr 5 - 1 hr 10.

Chelmsford County High is a lot easier to get to from Shenfield, btw

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:26 pm 
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Over an hour unless there is bad weather, engineering works, points failures, a suicide on the tracks or heavy traffic in Colchester. In which case all bets are off.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:57 am 
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Thanks All. It sounds like Shenfield to Colchester commute is certainly a bit too far! I wonder if there are any parents on this forum whose children have actually done this commute? Would like to learn from their experiences.


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