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Flurry of family buyers before the start of the new school term

August 3rd 2017
By: Melanie
Flurry of family buyers before the start of the new school term

It’s at this time of year that we often get a flurry of buyers looking to move home before the start of the new school year. And according to a survey from the property web portal Rightmove, parents are willing to pay more than £50,000 in order to be in a catchment area of a good school. In the South East this rises to an average of £71,979, with parents paying the highest premium in London, around £80,500 more.

These premiums apply to properties that are in close proximity to schools that receive grade 1, ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted. According to their research only 20% of English primary schools have been rated ‘outstanding’ with 62% receiving ‘good’, grade 2.

If you are thinking of moving before the end of summer here are some family properties we currently have on the market which are close to some ‘outstanding schools:’

Within walking distance to County High Secondary school in Saffron Walden is this four bedroom house on the market for £700,000.

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Close to Howe Green private school and Little Hallinbury Junior School is this four bedroom detached house on the market for offers over £695,000.

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Within walking distance to Great Easton primary school is this four bedroom semi-detached house on the market for £475,000.  

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Near to Great Chesterfords 'Outstanding' primary school is this four bedroom detached house on the market with a Guide Price of £475,000.  

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Close to Hatfield heath primary school is this three bedroom semi detached house for £360,000.

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If you are currently locating before the next school year and would like to find more properties within a good catchment area then why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty or call our team on 01279 655243.