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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:29 pm 
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Is anyone aware of any coach from Hounslow to Sutton Grammar school or planning for any private coach for 2020 entry?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Eleven9 wrote:
Is anyone aware of any coach from Hounslow to Sutton Grammar school or planning for any private coach for 2020 entry?


Please don't say that you have actually left it until less than 4 hours to go until the CAF submission deadline to consider this?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:18 pm 
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Are you joking?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:20 pm 
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My DS goes to SGS - he's not aware of anyone travelling by private coach.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm 
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streathammum wrote:
My DS goes to SGS - he's not aware of anyone travelling by private coach.


Even if coming from Hounslow??

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Not even Hounslow!

It's over 10 miles from Hounslow to Sutton, and that's without the diversion you'd have to make to get around Richmond Park. Then through Kingston (traffic always awful), Worcester Park, Cheam - you'd be lucky if your coach averaged 10 mph, so that's definitely over an hour each way.

I think some boys do use the X26 bus that starts at Heathrow but I don't think it's a very fun journey for them.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:28 pm 
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The daily coach from Glasgow to the Sutton grammars might stop at Hounslow - it's worth checking.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Broomleigh wrote:
The daily coach from Glasgow to the Sutton grammars might stop at Hounslow - it's worth checking.


And if all else fails, it would appear to be a pretty straightforward journey by train, depending on how fast one has to run to make the 5 minute change of trains at Clapham Junction.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:59 pm 
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Hi,
There is a coach service from Hounslow to Sutton. Please PM for details. There are many pick up points nearby and hopefully it shouldn't be far from your home.
It is a workable option. Also, useful if needed on a temporary basis till you move or want to try for initial terms.

For a good ranking school among available options, it is better to make temporary compromise as long as you have a long term view and are conscious of pros & cons of options. About 18 children are already travelling currently.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:59 pm 
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How long does this coach takes from Hounslow (say, Bus Station) to Sutton Grammar, Wallington Grammar and Wilson's?


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