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To ask how far you travel for school, is anyone doing a longish journey

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veritythebrave Mon 27-Jun-11 21:15:25

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Hulababy Mon 27-Jun-11 21:16:42

3 miles, approx 10 minutes drive

worraliberty Mon 27-Jun-11 21:16:52

I'm very lucky, I live literally a 2 minute dawdle to Primary and even the Senior school is only 5 minutes walk.

Dawnybabe Mon 27-Jun-11 21:19:43

I have a 5 minute walk to primary school but the high school for which we are catchment is twelve miles away. They'll be bussing it.

happyinherts Mon 27-Jun-11 21:19:44

I'm a passenger escort for children with varying types of special needs.

Tomorrow I'm taking one child from North London to Wokingham - is that Berkshire? It's okay, I'm not driving !

Just filling in while regular staff are on leave, so don't know why this child travels this far or if he does so everyday. I was stunned

Kvetch Mon 27-Jun-11 21:20:45

I used to walk or cycle a 6 mile round trip, twice a day, with my children. It was a PITA in bad weather but do-able. It would take about 3/4 of an hour each way if I recall rightly.

CarrieOakey Mon 27-Jun-11 21:22:18

I do a 12 mile round trip. It takes me an hour door to door, allowing for parking and escorting DCs to their classes and then queuing to get out of the car park again.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 27-Jun-11 21:22:38

DDs primary was a 15-20 min drive. Nearby schools had discriminatory admissions policies.

Her secondary is about 20 miles away, 45+ min bus ride which she thoroughly enjoys, fortunately.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 27-Jun-11 21:24:04

30 minutes walk at 4yo pace
not exactly sure how far it is - mile and a quarter maybe?
it's the only decent secular school locally, so i can't complain unless it rains. and hopefully it will get shorter as she gets bigger.

Itsjustafleshwound Mon 27-Jun-11 21:25:18

Not as bad as some - 3 miles round trip across town with lots of traffic and having to cross 2 railway bridges ... I am going to start walking in September when they are both at the infant school

Rooble Mon 27-Jun-11 21:25:32

15 mins walk for us. There some children near us (Sheffield) who commute daily to Manchester. Every time I see them on the train I mean to ask which school in Manchester is so incredible their parents are willing to put them through this, but haven't got round to it yet.

QOD Mon 27-Jun-11 21:25:47

10 miles each way - I work in the town where her school is so it's fine. She gets the bus to the nearest town home, and I drive prolly 3 miles to collect her.

Riveninside Mon 27-Jun-11 21:27:14

3 miles, 45 min walk. Nearer schools didnt have hoists etc

seeker Mon 27-Jun-11 21:27:20

My ds;s primary is 5 miles away. Dd's secondary 15 miles. Stupid. If I had my time over I wouldn;t do it. It's time consuming, boring, expensive and curtails theri social lives. Horrible, No school is worth it.

And before everyone tells me that Oh it's fine -wait til you;ve been doing it for 8 years. Then tell me it's oK.

NettoSuperstar Mon 27-Jun-11 21:27:54

DD walks with her friend-4 minutes.
She's got two more years in Primary, but from here it's around 35 minutes to the High School.

NettoSuperstar Mon 27-Jun-11 21:29:05

I live in Scotland, here the vast majority of people send their kids to the nearest school.

CarrieOakey Mon 27-Jun-11 21:31:02

I agree Seeker it takes up a whole chunk of my day but it was the only school in the area that had spaces for both children. It's what comes of being a forces family.

marialuisa Mon 27-Jun-11 21:45:53

DD's school is approx 20 miles away. I don't usually do the school run and 3 years in her social life seems fine. Will probably move closer for secondary though. I come from a very rural area so it doesn't seem so odd to me.

WestYorkshirePudding Mon 27-Jun-11 21:48:07

10 minute walk away

quirrelquarrel Mon 27-Jun-11 21:57:33

Half an hour bike ride, lovely way with a river, but lots of hills!

Lotkinsgonecurly Mon 27-Jun-11 22:09:31

10 minute walk 4 year old pace.

sarahtigh Mon 27-Jun-11 22:18:38

nearest primary 1.5 miles no footpath country road so apparently will get bus when DD old enough; ( its actually only 1 mile away but you can not get in at back of school so have to walk extra half mile down a long road like almost 3 sides of a square.
nearest secondary is 9 miles again will get school bus from bottom of drive ( we live up a track)

borderslass Mon 27-Jun-11 22:20:28

32 Miles away I take and collect DS every day he finishes FOREVER on Friday thank god.

veritythebrave Mon 27-Jun-11 22:23:57

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hiddenhome Mon 27-Jun-11 22:24:36

3 miles away for ds2. We go by car.

ds1 travels 6 miles to school on the public bus.

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