Ondon’s best schools are a big driver of the capital’s housing market, with homes close to the best elementary and high schools often commanding significant premiums.
In fact, in March, the Simpson Millar law firm found that properties within the catchment areas of schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted had an average price of £654,289 — 20 percent more than the new city-wide average of £543,517.
Gospel Oak Primary School, near Hampstead Heath, is the most expensive to live in, with parents living in the same postcode paying an average of £1.7m.
But happily, there are some equally excellent schools, all also rated ‘Outstanding’, within walking distance of family homes that cost much less.
Here are 10 such properties for sale right now for £650,000 or less, from two-bedroom flats close to high streets and green spaces, to three- and four-bedroom townhouses with gardens and good transport links.
Forest Hill, SE23
Three rooms flat garden with open plan living space close to the Overground station. Eliot Bank Elementary School is a 10-minute walk away.
Call Winkworth, 020 3856 4168
House with medium terrace four rooms, a wood stove and a garden outbuilding. Close to the River Lea and Riverley Elementary School.
Call Portico, 020 3867 7008
Four-bedroom apartment in a art deco estate with pool, tennis court and club house. Next to North Ealing Tube and The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls.
Call Dendrow on 020 3834 8579
Two rooms, first floor apartment with kitchen dining room and community garden. Common Primary School and John Donne is nearby.
Call Roy Brooks, 020 8299 3021
Green Wood, N22
Half terrace house with three rooms, garden and loft conversion potential. Close to coeducational high school, St Thomas More Catholic School.
Call Wilkinson Byrne, 020 3910 6732
no chains, three bedroom flat with distribution on two levels. In town, around the corner from Walthamstow School for Girls.
Call Estates East, 020 3897 7792
Three rooms vintage duplex with private garden. Minutes from the main station and just down the road from Earlsfield Elementary School.
Call Jacksons Estate Agents, 020 8971 7979
New construction Department with three bedrooms and a balcony. Close to Westfield, Stratford Park and the co-ed London Academy of Excellence.
Call Savills, 020 3907 3469
Three rooms terraced house with kitchen/dining room opening onto a garden. Dunraven Comprehensive School is just a short walk away.
Call Dexters on 020 8674 7400
Duplex two bedroom apartment on a sought after street just minutes from Highbury & Islington tube stop and Highbury Fields School for Girls.
Call KFH, 020 3835 4058