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Where are the best value 'Outstanding' London state primary schools?

November 25, 2015

Parents will go to huge lengths to get their children into the top rated schools - and that includes packing up and moving house. Many even choose to temporarily rent in coveted catchment areas, desperate to beat the scramble for school places.

We understand that finding a good school close to an affordable home is a top priority for parents, that’s why we decided to do some research into where to find the best value London state primary schools...  

Tower Hamlets & Lambeth top of the class

Our league tables (below) show that the London boroughs of Lambeth and Tower Hamlets offer the best value for money for parents will to relocate for the best state primary schools.

Within the eight boroughs which have more than one ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary school per square kilometre, Tower Hamlets (1.07 schools per sq km) offers the lowest property price for parents who are able to purchase a new home in an area with a high density of good schools. The average property price in Tower Hamlets is £575,000.

Lambeth (1.20 schools per sq km) offers the best rental value for parents at £1,733 per month followed by Hackney (1.27 schools per sq km) at £1,850 per month and Southwark (1.07 schools per sq km) at £1,950 per month.

Highs & lows

Although Kensington and Chelsea has the highest density of outstanding schools in London (1.87 schools per sq km), with average property prices at £1.49 million, only wealthy parents will be able to relocate. Kensington and Chelsea, at £3,250 per month, is also the most expensive rental solution for parents.

Havering has the lowest density of outstanding schools (0.12 per square kilometre) in London.

Thinking of moving for a better education?

With competition for school places at an all-time high, being within a school catchment area is a must. If you’re thinking of moving for a better education and buying or renting in an ‘Outstanding’ school catchment area, let us help. With 12 offices across London and a huge selection of properties within ‘Outstanding’ school catchment areas, we’re confident we have a property that you and your family will love. We carry out viewings until 8pm and our offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

Give us a call on 020 7099 4000 to find out more.

 

SORTED BY AVERAGE PROPERTY PRICE

London borough

Average property price

Number of schools per sq km

Tower Hamlets

£575,000

1.07

Hackney

£600,00

1.27

Lambeth

£689,000

1.20

Southwark

£699,000

1.07

Wandsworth

£799,950

1.04

Hammersmith and Fulham

£859,950

1.19

Camden

£1,050,000

1.12

Kensington and Chelsea

£1,490,000

1.87

 

SORTED BY AVERAGE RENTAL (PCM)

London borough

Average rent per month

Number of schools per sq km

Lambeth

£1,733

1.20

Hackney

£1,850

1.27

Southwark

£1,950

1.07

Tower Hamlets

£1,950

1.07

Wandsworth

£1,950

1.04

Hammersmith and Fulham

£2,253

1.19

Camden

£2,384

1.12

Kensington and Chelsea

£3,250

1.87

 

DENSITY OF OFSTED OUSTANDING PRIMARY SCHOOLS

London borough

Number of ‘outstanding’ schools per sq km

Kensington and Chelsea

1.87

Hackney

1.27

Lambeth

1.20

Hammersmith and Fulham

1.19

Camden

1.12

Southwark

1.07

Tower Hamlets

1.07

Wandsworth

1.04

Lewisham

0.97

Newham

0.76

Westminster

0.75

Islington

0.65

Harrow

0.58

Richmond upon Thames

0.56

City of London

0.56

Greenwich

0.55

Barnet

0.50

Haringey

0.49

Kingston upon Thames

0.43

Brent

0.41

Sutton

0.41

Merton

0.34

Redbridge

0.34

Waltham Forest

0.33

Hounslow

0.32

Croydon

0.30

Ealing

0.29

Enfield

0.24

Barking and Dagenham

0.18

Hillingdon

0.15

Bromley

0.14

Bexley

0.13

Havering

0.12

 


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