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JAGS families : where do most live?

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RedVelvetCake40 Fri 24-Jan-20 12:24:22

Dears, My daughter will goto JAGS in Sep 2020. Since we are relocating from abroad, I don't know much about the surrounding areas.

Can existing families please help in 'Which areas are easily commutable from JAGS and where do most girls come from'.


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Stircrazyschoolmum Fri 24-Jan-20 12:39:47

Congratulations to your DD!

Quite a few ‘Dulwich school children travel from SW11. (JAGS, Alleyns, Dulwich College) There is a coach at 7.30 and 16.30 plus a later bus to Clapham South Tube I think. I think there is a fairly extensive coach network which might give you an idea of where others travel from. I would work backwards from the maximum commute your DD would find ‘doable’. (Bearing in mind clubs, homework and traffic!)

Notmynom Fri 24-Jan-20 13:03:30

All the Dulwich schools use the foundation coaches which come from all sorts of places. Route maps are here

JoJoSM2 Fri 24-Jan-20 13:31:19

I was just going to say that I knew a few from SW11. I’m sure there will be plenty local to the school, too.

JoJoSM2 Fri 24-Jan-20 13:36:34

I’d also choose SW 11 and I’d feel safer there.

KingscoteStaff Fri 24-Jan-20 13:38:16

Furthest north in DD’s year is Fulham/Putney - getting coach from Kings Rd or Putney Hill. Furthest south is Bromley - train from Bromley South to Herne Hill.

Picking up from parties is a complete pain!!! She appears to have deliberately chosen a group of friends who live as far away as possible!

chalkyc2 Fri 24-Jan-20 16:27:42

Why wouldn't you live as close as possible if you could choose? Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Herne Hill and surrounding areas all have nice family housing and good local shopping/bars/cafes and trains up to town.

noworklifebalance Sun 26-Jan-20 16:38:46

@chalkyc2 because, whilst an ideal location, the housing in these areas are very expensive - think £1m for a 3 bed Victorian with little garden space or storage.

People I know commute from Clapham, Streatham, Beckenham, Bromley. Probably a good idea to live near a station that comes into Herne Hill or North Dulwich that works for your commutes as well as your DD's.

RedVelvetCake40 Mon 27-Jan-20 11:17:21

Thanks all for your feedback. I will look at the suggested locations. Is it a normal practice to engage a Property consultant so they can look for the place(s).
I will also look at Rightmove website as someone suggested it is a good place.

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AvocadoToes Sat 01-Feb-20 19:26:24

Friends of mine who've used property consultants have found them to be a bit useless. I'd recommend Rightmove, prime location to get a feel for areas and then getting in touch with local estate agents.

You might also get useful advice here if you give a budget and where you need to commute to.

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