How secondary schools affect local house prices

Interactive map: how secondary schools affect local house prices

Parents of school-age children generally expect to have to pay a bit more for property close to good schools. However, recent research shows that the average price of property in postcodes shared by England's best-performing, non-selective UK state secondary schools is actually 25 per cent above the regional average. Property in postcodes with the worst performing schools, however, is 27 per cent lower than the regional average.

Top performing state schools tend to be located in more affluent local authorities, where house prices are higher. Yet even within these areas, there is a 14 per cent premium on property closest to the best performing schools.

Our interactive map below shows how property prices are affected by non-selective state secondary school performance. The darker the dot, the better the school (based on GCSE and A-level results), while the larger the dot, the higher the house price premium compared with the regional average.

 

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