Hello all, We live in Beckenham and thinking about moving anywhere in SE to find bigger house/better school combo. Found that Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge have good grammar schools, same with Sevenoaks, but first we need to find a nice area with good primary schools and commutable to London. Not too fussy on which town to move toas we don't really know any areas, but TW seems nice. Our son would be starting school Sept 2016. Baby on board so not considering private schools at the moment. Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks so much.
Winchester is ok but the commute from Winchester station to Waterloo station is 1 hour, which I wouldn't describe as easy if you have to do an onward journey at either end. It also costs £450 per month.
We would love to live near the beach and or countryside, we would prefer to have the option of grammar schools near by but of course we can't warranty that our children will get in, therefore our main priority at the moment are good primary schools (whether they prepare children for 11+or not, a good base is always better than a bad base) and a nice area. Happy to commute for an hour or so to goodge street.