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to not want to walk 35 miles to get to somewhere I dont even want to go :@

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WomanScorned Thu 12-Jun-14 13:01:00

We have been allocated a reception place at a school 1 3/4 miles away. That's 17.5 miles a week, in rain or shine. Or snow and ice, on top of a long school day for DS's little legs. And double that for my 46y old achey hips and dodgy knees.

I'm trying to be positive, looking at running shoes and making the most of it, but this school run's going to be f*****g miserable, isn't it?

Would I be very unreasonable to shout 'shut up' out of the window, at the smarmy swines running around the playground of the school 5 metres away, who are gloating and laughing at me, because they got in and we didn't?

Mintyy Thu 12-Jun-14 13:02:39

Why did you not get into the 5m away school? Are there any others in between the two?

VitoCorleone Thu 12-Jun-14 13:03:38

Is there no buses at all? Could you cadge a lift?

As a kid i had to walk over a mile to get to school, fine when the weathers nice but bloody awful in winter, especially as it meant sitting in class in wet clothes for 6 hours

SirChenjin Thu 12-Jun-14 13:04:06

Bloody hell shock

Why didn't you get into the one 5m away, do you know?

aderynlas Thu 12-Jun-14 13:05:01

Sorry your ds didnt get the place op, especially as the school is so close to you. We walked two miles every day to school. Lovely in the summer and even winter when cold. Not so nice in rain though.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 12-Jun-14 13:07:42

I know how you feel woman

My school run isn't the easiest either and there's a good school ten min walk from
My house. Unfortunately there is also a shit school ten mis from my house and that's the one we got.

I now spend my day on buses.

You need to find out why you didn't get in. And where you are on the list

Singlesuzie Thu 12-Jun-14 13:08:22

If there is no chance of getting to closer school then gear up with snow boots and water proof over trousers and poncho. keep 'school' shoes in schoolbag. so DC can remove wet outer layer and boots when they get into school. Also research buses/taxis/other parents travelling that way. It might seem awful now but it is doable.

5Foot5 Thu 12-Jun-14 13:11:34

So is your DS only going to be there for two weeks then?

(Confused about sum and title of thread)

SantanaLopez Thu 12-Jun-14 13:12:29


Invest in a thermos cup and good shoes anyway.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 12-Jun-14 13:14:21

op has to do it twice a day doesn't she.

mangomodellingclay Thu 12-Jun-14 13:15:03

We are in the same position - three schools in our catchment area and all oversubscribed. We will have to drive half an hour to get to ds's school in September. On all waiting lists but it is unlikely to change.

Yet there is still a development for 132 flats happening. Where are they meant to go to school/doctors?

PinkSquash Thu 12-Jun-14 13:17:37

I thought it was 35 miles in one day.

Have you got onto the waiting list?

SirChenjin Thu 12-Jun-14 13:17:40

op has to do it twice a day doesn't she

Twice a day gives 17.5 miles a week - so yes, agree with 5foot5 - where does the 35 miles come into it? confused

PinkSquash Thu 12-Jun-14 13:19:16

FWIW I walk 1.75miles to our catchment school. It's not that far even up our huge hills

nilbyname Thu 12-Jun-14 13:19:18

Scoot or bike. I use my DS;s scooter and just adjust the height for me to do the CM run. Its fun!

Bike, with a hitch on?

Good cafe with free wifi might be a lifesaver in the phased entry beginning?

Have you got your name down on the waiting list for your preferred school?

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 12-Jun-14 13:20:29

If it's 1 3/4 miles there, then it's 3.5 mile round trip. Multiply by 2 and that's 7 miles a day. 5x7 is 35

trevortrevorslattery Thu 12-Jun-14 13:20:38

Er - she has to go there and back twice a day!

SantanaLopez Thu 12-Jun-14 13:20:54

1.75 miles there (morning)
1.75 miles back

1.75 miles there (afternoon)
1.75 miles back


x5= 35.

trevortrevorslattery Thu 12-Jun-14 13:20:58

x-post giles

Sushiqueen Thu 12-Jun-14 13:21:25

op has to do it twice a day doesn't she

Twice a day gives 17.5 miles a week - so yes, agree with 5foot5 - where does the 35 miles come into it?

probably because she will be doing the walk 4 times a day So 3.5 miles every morning and 3.5 miles every afternoon.

goodasitgets Thu 12-Jun-14 13:21:29

I think the title is meant to say 3.5 miles? X 5 = 17.5

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 12-Jun-14 13:21:36

The 17.5 miles is what the Ds will have to do

Sushiqueen Thu 12-Jun-14 13:22:02

another x-post smile

TalkShowHost Thu 12-Jun-14 13:22:04

1.75 (miles*5 (days a week) *2 (there and back) *2 (morning and evening) = 35 miles a week

Singlesuzie Thu 12-Jun-14 13:22:27

1.75 miles there and 1.75 back home, twice a day is 7 miles, 5 times a week is 35 miles.

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