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Study the area you’re moving to: Properties close to popular schools

The summer holidays are a time for children to relax but for their parents, it’s a time to reflect on the years ahead and decide which school they’d like their children to attend in the future, perhaps even considering moving house to be near a well-regarded school.

Research by independent market research company Censuswide, found that 72% of parents feel a local school with an ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ Ofsted-rating was a necessity before moving to a new home. To help you find the perfect house near a good school, we’ve done some of the homework for you.

50 Tormead Road, located just one mile north east of Guildford town centre, is a four-bedroom detached property with a large back garden, currently on the market with Chantries estate agents. It is just down the road from Tormead School, a private school for girls which boasts an equal opportunities policy and excellent sports and music facilities. The property is currently on the market for £899,950. For more information, call Chantries on 01483 405222.

Prime Place, Sevenoaks is a stunning new collection of one and two-bedroom apartments, just over 10 miles from the first ‘new’ Grammar School in Sevenoaks for fifty years. Weald of Kent Grammar School has been an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school since 2007. Prices for a two-bedroom apartment start from £299,995, available with Help to Buy. To find out more, call 01732 451000.

Highpoint is situated on Nightingale Road, right opposite the gates of Guildford High School for girls. The beautifully presented two-bedroom, first-floor apartment has a private balcony, a parking space and is within 350 yards of Guildford’s London Road station, which makes it great for commuters too. The property is currently on the market to rent for £2000 pcm. For more information call Chantries on 01483 405222.

Boleyn Cottage is a Grade II-Listed cottage situated on Whitchurch Hill in Reading, which is perfectly placed for families. The house is located just one mile from the well-regarded Queen Anne’s School, an independent boarding and day school for girls. Queen Anne’s ranks above the national average in both GCSE and A Level results and boasts an ‘excellent’ average point score per pupil. This delightful period cottage is just over a mile’s walk to Reading’s mainline station crossing the River Thames and enjoys the benefits of both Caversham and Reading town centres. The property is currently on the market for £485,000. For more information, call Haslams on 0118 443 9276.

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