Rochester (羅徹斯特), Kent (肯特郡)

羅徹斯特 (Rochester) 是肯特郡 (Kent) 的歷史名城。著名小說作家 查理斯·狄更斯 (Charles Dickens) 在這個小鎮長大。作為一個通勤城鎮,現在有好多人都住在這裏每天坐火車去倫敦返工。肯特郡位於英格蘭東南部,是其中一個倫敦週邊的郡 (Home County)。倫敦週邊各郡 (Home Counties) 就是圍繞倫敦的外圍的郡。大多數的通勤城鎮都是在倫敦週邊郡內 (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。

羅徹斯特(Rochester)位於肯特郡的西北部,距倫敦約30英里(50公里)。離倫敦只需乘搭40分鐘火車。


樓價負擔得起,同有新樓買(係火車站旁邊)。有 state grammar schools (aka Band 1 政府中學)。 而且,全英國第二古老的學校是在 Rochester, 叫 "King's Rochester" (私校)。


Rochester is a historical city in Kent and many commuters live here to commute into London and work. It is also famous for its connection with Charles Dickens! 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! Rochester is located in the North West of Kent and is about 30 miles (50km) away from London. Rochester to London is only 40 mins by train.


The house prices are affordable, and there are also new builds near the train station. There are state grammar schools and the second oldest school in the UK is based in Rochester, called "King's Rochester".



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


 


Transport 交通: Rochester to London


Train 火車




Rochester – London St Pancras International

Southeastern: 38 minutes (High speed fast train)

Thameslink: 1 hour 31 minutes (slow train)


Rochester – London Victoria

Southeastern: 38-46 minutes (fast train)

Thameslink: 1 hour 8 minutes (slow train)


Rochester – London Bridge

Thameslink: 1 hour 15 minutes


Rochester – London Blackfriars

Thameslink: 1 hour 22 minutes


Rochester – City Thameslink

Thameslink: 1 hour 24 minutes


Rochester – Farringdon

Thameslink: 1 hour 26 minutes


Train price 火車價格 (September 2020) - fast and slow trains

Weekly season ticket 週票: £109.30

Monthly season ticket 月票: £419.80

Annual season ticket 年票: £4372


Train price 火車價格 (September 2020) - high speed fast train

Weekly season ticket 週票: £137

Monthly season ticket 月票: £526.10

Annual season ticket 年票: £5480




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London: 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes via A2 road (depends on traffic) 約50分鐘至1小時20分鐘車程到倫敦



 

Rochester House Prices 羅徹斯特樓價


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

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Rochester.html


Rental 租: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Rochester.html


£200,000 can buy 可以買到

Flat 公寓 – 2 bedrooms

Terrace House 排屋 – 2/3 bedrooms

Bungalow 平房 – 1 bedroom


£250,000 can buy 可以買到

Terrace House 排屋 – 2/3 bedrooms

Semi-Detached House 半獨立屋 – 3 bedrooms

Bungalow 平房 – 2 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

Apartment 公寓 – 2 bedrooms (new development)


£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 – 3/4 bedrooms



 

Rochester Housing Development 住宅發展商


New Housing Development – Rochester Riverside


新樓盤在火車站側邊,有房屋和公寓。所有房屋都有花園,有些是獨立屋。


大部份住在 Rochester 的人都是英國白人。比較少英裔黑人和印度人,亞洲人更少。


Houses and flats are located next to the train station. All of the houses have garden, some are detached houses.


The majority of the residents in Rochester are White-British. Far fewer Black-British,

Indian-British and Asian-British.


Guide prices examples:


2022 prices:

2-beds flat: from £312,000 - £345,000

2-bed link-detached house (Freehold): £400,000

3-beds terraced house (Freehold): £535,000

4-beds semi-detached/terraced house (Freehold): from £600,000 - £585,000

4-beds detached house (Freehold): £700,000

5-beds semi-detached house (Freehold): £735,000


2020 prices:

1-bed flat: from £220,000

2-beds flat: from £297,500

4-beds semi-detached house: from £575,000 - £585,000


Developer: Countryside

https://www.countrysideproperties.com/all-developments/kent/parkside-quarter














 

Education 教育


Schools in Rochester 學校


Ofsted rating: List of schools’ ratings in Rochester and Strood

教育,兒童服務與技能標準局:羅徹斯特 及斯特路德的學校的評分


https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=default&table=schools&parliamentary=Rochester%20and%20Strood&geographic=parliamentary&for=ofsted



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 Test) 才可以入讀這區 (Medway) 的文法中學

Please read our "State Grammar Schools" post for further details

請閱讀我們的“文法中學的文章以獲取更多詳細信息



1) The Rochester Grammar School (Girls school) -

Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1 3BY

https://www.rochestergrammar.org.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136313/the-rochester-grammar-school/secondary


Religious: None

宗教:

Year 7 & 8 (KS3) – 11-12 years old

Year 9 (KS4) – 13 years old

Year 10-11 (KS4) (GCSEs) – 14-15 years old

6th From – Year 12 and 13 (A-levels) – 16-18 years old


Admission 招生: https://www.rochestergrammar.org.uk/prospectus/

205 places in year 7

中一有205學位


Distance criterion: based on the closet distance from child’s home to school

以距離準則: 兒童居住的地址距離學校最近



2) Fort Pitt Grammar School (Girls school)

Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham, ME4 6TJ

http://fortpitt.medway.sch.uk/new/


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136337/fort-pitt-grammar-school/secondary


Religious: None

宗教:

Year 7 & 8 (KS3) – 11-12 years old

Year 9 (KS4) – 13 years old

Year 10-11 (KS4) (GCSEs) – 14-15 years old

6th From – Year 12 and 13 (A-levels) – 16-18 years old


Admission 招生: http://fortpitt.medway.sch.uk/new/wp-content/downloads/admissions/Determined%20Admissions%20Policy%202021.pdf


Accept post code within 2 miles (living in Rochester is OK) 接受兩英里內郵政號碼「 意在居住羅徹斯特範圍內都可以


120 places in year 7

中一班有120


6th form: Need 5 good GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 5/4 to enter

中六/七: GCSE 考試五科良,英數達五或四級




3) Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematics School (Boys school)

Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1 3EL

http://www.sjwms.org.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136662/sir-joseph-williamson's-mathematical-school/secondary


Religious: None

宗教:

Year 7 & 8 (KS3) – 11-12 years old

Year 9 (KS4) – 13 years old

Year 10-11 (KS4) (GCSEs) – 14-15 years old

6th From – Year 12 and 13 (A-levels) – 16-18 years old


Admission 招生: http://www.sjwms.org.uk/173/admissions


Planned admission number of Year 7 for 2021: 203 places

2021年計劃中一收生約203學位


6th Form – will admit girls

中六/七: 會收女生


Distance criterion: based on the closet distance from child’s home to scmhool

以距離準則: 兒童居住的地址距離學校最近


Comprehensive Schools 綜合學校


學生不挑不揀不考試就可以入讀


Primary School 小學


  • 1) The Pilgrim School

(A Church of England Primary with Nursery) (Mixed Gender)

Warwick Crescent, ME1 3LF

https://www.thepilgrimschool.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/143832/the-pilgrim-school-(a-church-of-england-primary-with-nursery)/primary


Religious: Church of England

宗教: 英格蘭國教會

Age: 3-11



  • 2) St Margaret’s at Troy Town Voluntary Controlled Primary School

(Mixed Gender)

King Street, Rochester, ME1 1YF

https://www.stmargaretsattroytown.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/144914/st-margaret's-at-troy-town-cofe-voluntary-controlled-primary-school/primary


Religious: Church of England

宗教: 英格蘭國教會

Age: 3-11



  • 3) St Peter's Infant School - New school

(Mixed gender)

Holcombe Road, Rochester, ME1 2HU

https://stpetersinfants.co.uk/medway/primary/stpeters


Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118576/st-peter's-infant-school/primary


Religious: None

宗教:

Age: 5-7



  • 4) St William of Perth Roman Catholic Primary School

(Mixed gender)

Canon Close, Rochester, ME1 3EN

http://www.stwilliamofperth.org.uk/


Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118775/st-william-of-perth-roman-catholic-primary-school/primary


Religious: Roman Catholic

宗教: 羅馬天主教

Age: 4-11


  • 5) Crest Infant School - New school

(Mixed gender)

Fleet Road, Rochester, ME1 2QA

http://crestinfants.co.uk/

Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118330/crest-infant-school/primary


Religious: None

宗教:

Age: 3-7


  • 6) Balfour Infant School - New School

(Mixed Gender)

Pattens Lane, Rochester, ME1 2QT

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


Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/118329/balfour-infant-school/primary


Religious: None

宗教:

Age: 5-7




Secondary school 中學


  • 1) The Thomas Aveling School

(Mixed gender)

Arethusa Road, Rochester, ME1 2UW

https://www.thomasaveling.co.uk/


Ofsted Rating: Good 評分: (2) 良好

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/137376/the-thomas-aveling-school/secondary

Religious: None

宗教:

Age: 11-18


Special School 特殊學校


  1. Abbey Court Foundation Special School

(Mixed gender)

Rede Court Road, Rochester, ME2 3SP

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


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/119052/abbey-court-foundation-special-school/primary


Age: 3-19


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

一年級 二年級


  1. Bligh Primary School (Infants)

(Mixed gender)

Bligh Way, Rochester, ME2 2XJ

https://www.blighprimaryschool.co.uk


Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (1) 評分: (1)優秀

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/144915/bligh-primary-school-(infants)/primary


Age: 2-7




Independent School / Private School 私立學校 (收費)


1) Kings School Rochester - Second oldest school in the UK

英國歷史上第二最悠久學校

(Mixed gender)

Satis House, Rochester ME1 1TE

https://www.kings-rochester.co.uk

Age: 3-18

Fee: