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