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|
|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|