Top schools increase property prices by up to 45%

Families paying up to £44,000 extra to be near outstanding schools


New research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com reveals the price of securing places at the country’s best performing primaries.

HouseSimple.com analysed average property prices in catchment areas for 50 state-funded primary schools across England that received the highest rating by Ofsted in latest reports.

These prices were then compared with average house prices for the whole postcode to see what premium families might have to pay to buy a property close to a top performing school.

The research revealed that average property prices in streets that are close to – and in the catchment area – of a primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, are almost a fifth (18%) higher than average property prices for the area postcode.

School Local authority area Average property price for local area (£) Average property price in streets close to school (£) Percentage difference (%)
St Luke’s Primary School Brighton and Hove £334,692 £485,813 45.15
Crowland Primary School Haringey £442,017 £635,833 43.85
Bodriggy Academy Cornwall £237,629 £321,000 35.08
Trowse Primary School Norfolk £257,025 £346,286 34.73
St Julie’s Catholic Primary School St Helens £133,329 £179,500 34.63
Stoke Prior First School Worcestershire £256,074 £344,100 34.38
Anton Junior School Hampshire £231,715 £311,316 34.35
The Croft Primary School Swindon £214,086 £284,581 32.93
Springdale First School Poole £391,561 £519,202 32.60
Brierley Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School Barnsley £105,247 £138,999 32.07
Copley Primary School Calderdale £159,937 £209,960 31.28
Hall Green Infant School Birmingham £195,361 £252,444 29.22
Wortham Primary School South Norfolk £247,884 £320,305 29.22
Ashton-on-Ribble St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School Lancashire £153,764 £198,326 28.98
Valley View Primary School South Tyneside £130,181 £167,427 28.61
Darley Dale Primary School Derbyshire £229,356 £289,631 26.28
Thames View Infants’ School Barking and Dagenham £250,105 £311,448 24.53
Pewithall Primary School Halton £130,638 £161,389 23.54
St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School Knowsley £100,153 £122,917 22.73
Victoria Park Junior School Trafford £173,157 £212,386 22.66

Written by: Houseladder