Parents face £33k premium to live near outstanding primary school

That's according to research, which looked at the average 'primary school premium' to live in an admission area of a school that is rated by Ofsted as outstanding, compared with living near a school that requires improvement.

 

The research combines house asking price figures from website Rightmove with data provided by FindASchool by 192.com, which tells house hunters whether a property was in the previous successful admission area for a local school.

 

Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said many house hunters are willing to compromise on other factors if it means getting their children into a good or outstanding school.

 

He said the study "highlights the challenges that many parents need to go through to secure a place at a school and a home that they know is right for them".

 

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