Chatham (漆咸), Kent (肯特郡)


Chatham is a town located in the north of Kent and is next to Rochester (15-20 minutes walking distance). The town is developed around the Chatham Historical Dockyard which has now become a maritime museum.


Chatham has good road and railway links which make it a commuter town for London. Chatham is about 38 miles (61km) away from London.


The county of Kent is located in the South East of England and is one of the home counties. Home counties are counties of England which surrounds London.


Kent is a lovely county to live in. The atmosphere is countryside therefore it is good for escaping from living in a busy city life!


漆咸(Chatham)位於肯特郡的北部和非常近羅切斯特(Rochester)。 步行只需要大約 15 至 20 分鐘。漆咸的發展圍繞住漆咸歷史造船廠 (Chatham Historical Dockyard) ,如今 已成為海上博物館 (Maritime Museum)。


漆咸擁有良好的公路和交通鐵路,使其成為倫敦的通勤城市。現在有好多人都住在這 裏每天坐火車去倫敦返工。漆咸位於肯特郡的北部,距倫敦約 38 英里(61 公里)。


Home Counties 就是圍繞倫敦的外圍的郡。大多數的通勤城鎮都是在 Home Counties。肯 特郡(Kent)生活樸素,擁有好多綠色環境,是一個可以避免忙碌城市生活的地方。



Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/south-east




Some of the major London stations:

1 – London Victoria

2 – London Bridge

3 – London St Pancras International

4 – London Waterloo

5 – London Paddington

6 – London Euston

7 – London Liverpool Street




Reference: https://www.britishservices.co.uk/kent.htm




 

Transportations 交通


• Train 火車


o Chatham to London


Chatham – London St Pancras International

Southeastern: 41 minutes (high speed train)

Thameslink: 1 hour 35 minutes (slow train)


Chatham – London Victoria

Southeastern: 46 – 49 minutes (fast train), 1 hour 12 minutes (slow train)



Train price 火車價格 (September 2020)


Weekly season ticket 週票:

£109.3 (fast and slow train); £137 (high speed train)


Monthly season ticket 月票:

£419.8 (fast and slow train); £526.10 (high speed train)


Annual season ticket 年票:

£4372 (fast and slow train); £5480 (high speed train)






• Car 駕駛


Driving to Central London:

55 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes via A2 road (depends on traffic)




 

House Prices in Chatham


https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/chatham.html


Sale 買樓: can use the link below to consider 可以用下面條 link 作為參考

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=REGION%5E302&propertyTypes=&mustHave=&dontShow=&furnishTypes=&keywords=


£200,000 can buy 可以買到

Flat 公寓 – 2 bedrooms

Terrace House 排屋 – 2/3 bedrooms


£250,000 can buy 可以買到

Terrace House 排屋 – 2/3/4 bedrooms

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 – 3 bedrooms


£300,000 can buy 可以買到

Terrace House 排屋 – 3 bedrooms

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 – 3/4 bedrooms

Detached House 獨立屋 – 3/4 bedrooms

Bungalow 平房 – 3 bedrooms


£350,000 - £400,000 can buy 可以買到

Terrace House 排屋 – 3 bedrooms

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 – 3/4 bedrooms

Detached House 獨立屋 – 2/3/4 bedrooms


Rental 租: can use the link to consider 可以用條 link 作為參考


 

Education 教育


Schools 學校 in Chatham


Ofsted rating: List of schools’ ratings in Chatham and Aylesford


https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=default&table=schools&parliamentary=Chatham+and+Aylesford&geographic=parliamentary&for=ofsted


o State Schools 政府資助學校 (公校)


Grammar Schools 文法中學

  • Getting into Medway Grammar Schools advice

  • 如何入讀 Medway (這區) 的文法中學

https://www.kentadvice.co.uk/secondary-school-admissions/medway-grammar-schools.html

  • Will have to take the Medway Test in order to get into the local grammar school

  • 需要考試 (Medway / Kent Test) 才可以入讀這區 (Medway) 的文法中學


• Chatham Grammar (Girls) Age: 11-18

Rainham Road, Chatham, ME5 7EH

https://www.bradfieldsacademy.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/137389/chatham-grammar/secondary


Religious: None



• Holcombe Grammar (Boys) Age: 11-18

Holcombe, Chatham, ME4 6JB

https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/136594/holcombe-grammarschool/secondary


Religious: None



Comprehensive Schools 綜合學校


學生不挑不揀不考試就可以入讀


Secondary School 中學


• Greenacre Academy (Boys) Age: 11-18

157 Walderslade Road, Chatham, ME5 0LP

http://www.sflt.org.uk/greenacre/


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/138046/greenacre-academy/secondary


Religious: None



• St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School (Mixed) - Age: 11 to 18

Ordnance Street, Chatham, ME4 6SG

https://stjohnfisher.school


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118908/st-johnfisher-catholic-comprehensive-school/secondary


Religious: Roman Catholic



• The Victory Academy (Mixed) - Age: 11 to 18

Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JB

https://www.thevictoryacademy.org.uk

Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136108/thevictory-academy/secondary


Religious: None



• Walderslade Girl’s School (Girls)

Bradfields Avenue, Chatham, ME5 0LE

http://www.sflt.org.uk/waldersladegirls/


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/137630/walderslade-girls'-school/secondary


Religious: None Age: 11-18



Nursery/ Infant School 幼兒園/幼稚園 + Pre-school (Year 1 and 2) 小學 一年級 二年級


• Greenvale Infant School (Mixed Gender) Age: 3-7

Symons Avenue, Chatham, ME4 5UP https://www.greenvale.medway.sch.uk/medway/primary/greenvale


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/118317/greenvale-infant-school/primary



Primary School 小學


• Luton Junior School (Mixed Gender) Age: 3-11

(+ Luton Infant & Nursery School, started on 01/09/2020)

Luton Road, Chatham, ME4 5AW

https://www.lutonjuniorschool.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118318/lutonjunior-school/primary


Religious: None



• St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School (Mixed Gender) Age: 4-11

Bleakewood Road, Chatham, ME5 0NF

https://www.st-thomasmore.medway.sch.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118769/stthomas-more-roman-catholic-primary-school/primary


Religious: Roman Catholic



All Saints Church of England Primary School (Mixed Gender) Age: 2-11

Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JY

https://www.allsaints.medway.sch.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/142137/allsaints-church-of-england-primary-school/primary


Religious: Church of England



• Balfour Junior Academy (Mixed Gender) Age: 2-11

Balfour Road, Chatham, ME4 6XQ

https://www.balfourjuniorschool.org.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/143880/balfourjunior-academy/primary


Religious: None



• Kingfisher Community Primary School (Mixed Gender) Age: 3-11

Kingfisher Drive, Chatham, ME5 7NX

http://www.kingfisher-gst.org


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/139927/kingfisher-community-primaryschool/primary


Religious: None



• Lordwood School (Mixed Gender) Age: 3-11

Lordwood Lane, Chatham, ME5 8NN

http://www.lordswood-gst.org


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/140186/lordswood-school/primary


Religious: None



Special School 特殊學校


• Lordwood School (Mixed Gender) Age: 4 -19

Churchill Avenue, Chatham, ME5 0LB

https://www.bradfieldsacademy.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1)

https://www.compare-schoolperformance.service.gov.uk/school/140701/bradfields-academy/primary


Religious: None



• INSPIRE Free Special School (Mixed Gender) Age: 11-18

Churchill Avenue, Chatham, ME5 0LB

https://www.inspireacademy.org.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good (2)

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/141005/inspirefree-special-school/secondary


Religious: None


 


Chatham High Street 漆咸大街


Chatham has all the chain shops and banks. There are also some Turkish convenient shops which sell food, vegetables. There is also a shopping mall (Pentagon) with shops and restaurants.


Residents living in Rochester would come to Chatham to do their banking and shopping.


The majority of the residents in Chatham: White-British, Black-British, Indian-British and Middle Eastern. Far fewer Asians and Asian-British.


漆咸 (Chatham)大街擁有連鎖店和銀行。 也有一些土耳其商店出售食品,蔬菜和日 用品。 漆咸還有一個購物中心(The Pentagon),有商店和餐廳。


住在羅切斯特的居民需要來漆咸進行購物和去銀行。


大部份住在漆咸的人: 英國白人,英裔黑人 ,英裔印度人和中東人。亞洲人和英裔亞 洲人非常少。







Pentagon Shopping Centre


The shopping centre includes:

Primark, Boots, Card Factory, Poundland, DW Sports, Superdrug, Greggs, Bowling Alley...etc


Public toilets: Not free... 20p per entry


Entry of the Pentagon Shopping Mall (near Chatham Waterfront bus station)


Chatham's Waterfront Bus Station



The River Medway


 

Healthcare 醫療


Hospitals 醫院


https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/otherservices/Hospital/Rochester/Results/3/0.505/51.388/7/17850?distance=25


1. Medway Maritime Hospital (1.7 miles) – 9 minutes driving from town centre

NHS Hospital Windmill Road Gillingham Kent ME7 5NY

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=1268


• A&E • Anaesthetics • Cancer services • Critical Care • Pain Medicine • Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma • Paediatrics • Pathology




NHS Dental 牙醫


https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist/results/Chatham?latitude=51.384907049038866&longitude=0.5255248457328574


1. Chatham Dental Surgery

https://www.nhs.uk/services/dentist/chatham-dental-surgery/PV001267


2. Premier Dental Care

https://www.nhs.uk/services/dentist/premier-dental-care/PV003423

3. Ashley Lupin & Associate

https://www.nhs.uk/services/dentist/ashley-s-lupin-%26-associates/PV003440


Make sure you call the dental practice and find out whether they take on NHS patients. Sometimes you might need to go further to find a practice such as in Rochester and Gillingham.


有需要親自打電話去牙醫診所問他們會否接受 NHS 病人申請。有可能需要去遠一點 (Rochester, Gillingham) 去看牙醫。


 

Local Government 地方政府:


Medway Council - https://www.medway.gov.uk


Unitary authority – have the powers of a non-metropolitan county (Kent County Council) and District Council combined.


單一管理區 – 負責郡政府 (肯特郡政府 Kent County Council) 和區政府的事務。

e.g. Local grammar school exam 文法中學考試 – the Medway Test


Refer to the document: Councils and MPs for further explanation

請參閱文檔: 地方議會和國會議員 以獲取更多解釋



MP 國會議員


Constituency 選區: Chatham and Aylesford


Tracey Crouch MP – Conservative 保守黨 (tracey.crouch.mp@parliament.uk) https://members.parliament.uk/member/3950/contact



Mayor 市長 of Medway: Habib Tejan (Conservative 保守黨)