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DS1 in CLS, DS2 in KCS .. do'able?

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deep501 Mon 17-Feb-20 04:43:32

Hi all,

Is such a daily commute for DC possible? Advisable?

We are not location constrained, have flexibility to live in an area that can facilitate DS1 going to CLS and DS2 to KCS.

Also keen to hear directly from other parents who might have this combo at work.


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jeanne16 Mon 17-Feb-20 09:21:41

Somewhere on the District Line would work. They would go in opposite directions but it would be fine.

QuarterMileAtATime Mon 17-Feb-20 10:24:10

Fulham? Half an hour-ish to both from there

deep501 Mon 17-Feb-20 10:43:03

@jeanne16, @QuarterMileAtATime Thanks both for your inputs.

What is the typical catchment areas for boys in these schools? We were thinking Fulham, Putney or Clapham in terms of travel proximity. But unsure if this will put our DS completely off-piece in terms of classmates living close by.

Would be great to connect here with other parents who might be doing this setup already!

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Notmynom Mon 17-Feb-20 12:57:05

Streatham? Not as posh as the others but trains via Thameslink to City Thameslink in one direction and Wimbledon in the other. KCS school bus also picks up nearby.

Binterested Mon 17-Feb-20 13:13:38

Notting Hill? One on the central line and one on the school bus to KCS?

deep501 Mon 17-Feb-20 13:30:11

@Notmynom now researching Streatham with interest.

@Binterested didn't a certain movie spoil the market for real life people like me looking to live in that part of town? I should look into it anyway.

Keep the ideas coming folks, this is really useful info when looking to return after 15 years away.

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Binterested Mon 17-Feb-20 13:31:49

Yes it’s more or less out of bounds for most of us!

jeanne16 Mon 17-Feb-20 13:48:04

I would choose Putney. District line to CLS and bus to KCS. KCS is actually quite a walk from the train/tube station so the bus is better.

deep501 Mon 17-Feb-20 13:54:40

@jeanne16 - thank you, makes sense and Putney is on the shortlist.

@Notmynom - are you aware of where the KCS bus pickup point close to Streatham might be? I am unable to see it on the coaches schedule.

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Notmynom Mon 17-Feb-20 14:13:49

I've PM'd you but nearest bus pick up is on Streathbourne Road in Balham but just a short walk across Tooting Common from Streatham.

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