Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:13 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Posts: 9
Hello All,

I need some advice in regards to travel to QE boys from slough Berks. I have seen the school bus option but i cannot see anything from slough.

Please if anyone has any ideas/tips in this matter.

thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 6140
My tip would be not to do it, or to move. It is a awful.journey to subject a child to for 7 years. Most adults wouldn't do that commute, let alone a child.
ETA: Google maps shows Slough station to the school as 34 miles, currently taking 1 hour 5 minutes. The school will not make allowances for a child being stuck in traffic.


Last edited by scary mum on Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 8317
Location: Essex
mdalip wrote:
Hello All,

I need some advice in regards to travel to QE boys from slough Berks. I have seen the school bus option but i cannot see anything from slough.

Please if anyone has any ideas/tips in this matter.

thanks


Please don't take this amiss, but why would you inflict that journey on your child? Please say that you are only considering it as a fall-back, in case it takes more than six months from national allocation day for you to move over to Barnet... :?:

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 1:05 pm
Posts: 5847
Location: Reading
Are you waiting for a Slough consortium result too?

If you really want QE (or for some reason out DS must have had a bad day for the Slough test) then you really do need to move house.

Otherwise if you are waiting for a Slough result and it’s good news, then that will be a better option.

There’s really no point making a child travel excessively for what might be seen as a slightly better School. Any perceived advantage will be outweighed by tiring journey and your DS won’t be able to do any after school activities. Less travel time means they can spend more time doing homework, other activities and socialising.

You’ll also need to factor in how you’ll manage any parents evenings, evening events, information evenings, (maybe even the odd detention), picking them up if ill etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Posts: 1570
Seriously? Slough to Barnet?
That's more than 30 miles round the M25. Day in day out. Twice a day. Five days a week. Thirty nine weeks a year. For five or seven years.
I really really hope you're not serious.
That cannot work.
Train to Marylebone, tube to Euston, tube to High Barnet, walk to school. .. no that definitely wouldn't work either!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Posts: 9
Thanks All for your replies

yes, i completely agree with you that daily travel is not feasible , i just wanted to check if i have missed any thing in regards to the transportation

we are planning to move to Barnet and are just looking at the options and of course waiting for the CEM results as well


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:29 am
Posts: 1577
OP how does your ds feel about commuting from Slough to North London twice daily with heavy bags?

:shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:13 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:26 am
Posts: 38
Mdalip what was your DS’s score in QE?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: QE Travel Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 8820
Location: Herts
You seem surprised there is no school bus from Berkshire to Barnet.

If you want your ds to go to QE you must move.

There is not another option that you have not thought of.

Every year QE holds exams for the places that come up in Y7 through exhausted boys dropping out from the school as they cannot cope with the travel.

Your ds cannot attend QE from Slough.

Does he have a score in the 230s and above?

Is there some reason you would not choose your local schools? DG


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018