Me, DH and DCs are amongst the many Londoners who have decided to move out of the capital. DCs are primary/nursery age but I'm not overly concerned about primary schools as I think they are what you make them. The quality of the secondaries are one of the reasons we're moving out. We (I!) also want a sense of community that we don't get in London. BUT we don't want quiet village life either.
We want to be between the City (commute) and south coast (family), have done a great deal of research and have narrowed-down our choices to Tonbridge or Petts Wood. Both have really good points for us, but we just can't choose between the two! I'd love to hear from people who live in / know these areas, particularly those who have raised teenagers; the last thing I would want is for my kids to be bored when teenagers.
I'd be so grateful for anyone who has the time to respond