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  • in reply to: What is it like around Dedham and Colchester #13771

    caroline
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    Hello and I agree with Jane above, gorgeous area to live. It’s quite fashionable to live in this area so houses are going to be expensive compared to other areas of Suffolk. I’m more in mid-suffolk a bit further West than Jane and it’s pretty rural but still commutable to London. Further down the line from Manningtree is Ipswich and then Stowmarket, still only 1 1/2 to 2 hours on the train into Liverpool Street. The trains are quite old and there are a lot of delays on this line, but they are hoping to improve it over the next couple of years. A high speed train is proposed. We’ve started driving to Westfield at Stratford and getting the Jubilee line in from there, £6.00 a day parking. There are many gorgeous places to eat and drink in and around Dedham with lovely walks and the river for the kids to mess around in. It’s not far from Hadleigh either, which has plenty of local shops and a thriving community including an Adnams shop. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about the schools in this area, but I’m sure they can be visited and looked up online. If you need any more help just find me on Twitter @simonshieldcars.

    in reply to: Primary schools in and around Coddenham #11740

    caroline
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    I’m living in the local area and our daughter goes to Stonham Aspal Primary School and is about to go to Debenham High School. The feeder schools for Debenham High School are all good schools and adhere to the levels that the high school require. Stonham is one of the bigger schools in the area, with about 200 pupils. The other feeder schools are much much smaller with about 40 – 50 kids and the years are all mixed in together. Stonham have a classroom per year group and one teacher and lots of teaching assistants. The lunch is freshly prepared on the premises. It depends what you’re after for your child/ren. Stonham is big on making the children more rounded and not that big on sport. However, most headchildren at Debenham High School have attended Stonham. if you need any more information let me know.

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