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    Quote Originally Posted by smallpotatoes View Post
    We live 10 minutes away but it's on my way to work. I just have to duck off the major road 50m. I then get back on the road and drive another 5-7 min to work. 7. So whether it would be in the right direction would be a major factor for me.
    This is similar to our situation, though my DH does most of the drop-offs.

    We will more than likely be looking at moving closer in the near future.

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    We are about a 6 minute walk from DS's school and we absolutely love it. I wouldn't move 20 mins from school personally, as this would seriously affect our quality of life

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    We're about a 5 minute drive from DD's school. Probably a half hour walk.

    The 5 minutes is a major downside for me. We have a primary school literally around the corner from us, and I'd love for the kids to be able to walk every day. In the end, we decided that we loved the school enough to justify it, but no way would I be driving 20 minutes!

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    10 mins drive, 20-25 mins walk. We never walk though as it's too far for DS at the moment.

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    About 5 minutes - it's 8km with only 1 intersection. In saying that our kids catch the bus and mostly go to grandmas or our farm after school, that's anything up to 30 minutes.

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    30 minute drive. I love the school, & my dd is thriving, so it's worth the sacrifice. The local school is 5 mins drive away, and it's a terrible school. For me, the quality of the school is way more important than the inconvenience of the travel - it's where she spends 6+ hours a day, 200 days a year. I want her to be in a place where she is happy.

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    We are 20 minutes from school but the to school trip takes about 35, the other 3 trips take usually 20 mins. Doesn't bother me/the kids except when in term 1 roadworks took the am trip up to an hour. Didn't annoy DD but it annoyed me.

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    30 minute drive. I love the school, & my dd is thriving, so it's worth the sacrifice. The local school is 5 mins drive away, and it's a terrible school. For me, the quality of the school is way more important than the inconvenience of the travel - it's where she spends 6+ hours a day, 200 days a year. I want her to be in a place where she is happy.

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    20 minutes drive with traffic and 15 without. She takes the bus though.

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    Default How far do you drive/ travel to school?

    Primary school Walking distance, Ds rides and I drop DD5 of on my way to work.
    High school 15 mins big girls catch the bus at the end on our street

    The only way I would move further from the school if I won lotto and bought a big property. Then we would be 15 mins to primary school. We live rural though. Only school in the area.
    Last edited by Constanceprice; 05-04-2017 at 22:38.


 

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