Mashroom Schools’ Performance and Property Price Index

Our latest study has identified the top 50 schools in the country that offer the best balance of affordable housing with a top quality state education.

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The study includes the top state schools in the country and compares the average house price in the surrounding area, to the average GCSE score per a pupil.

The number one school based on this ranking is King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham. With an average score of 588.9 GCSE points per pupil and an average house price of £107,305, it results in a property value of £182 for every GCSE point achieved.

This is nine times cheaper than Beaconsfield High School at the opposite end of the top 50 table, with King Edward VI Handsworth School being the best school to buy near when balancing the cost of property, without jeopardising your child’s education.

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The Handsworth Schools is also joined in the top 10 by King Edward VI Five Ways School (3rd) and King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls (5th), making Birmingham home to three out of the top 10 schools in the study.

The Birmingham schools were also joined in the top 10 by the Blue Coat School in Liverpool (2nd), Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth (4th), the Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School (6th), the Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby (7th), the Crossley Heath School in Halifax (8th), the Upton Hall School in Wirral (9th) and Southend High School for Girls (10th).

In line with this study Mashroom also ran a survey, conducted by Opinion Matters, of over 1,000 home owning parents with children. The results showed that 22% of UK home-owners have moved closer to the school they wanted their child to go in order to secure a place, while 14% bought their house years in advance as it was inside the desired catchment area.

The survey also found 10% of homeowners think about moving home to give their children a better chance of getting into their ideal school, with a further 10% having downsized to move within a catchment area.

However only 27% of those surveyed had studied the school league tables prior to choosing their child’s school, suggesting that reputation and local word of mouth were more prevalent in the decision making process than the Ofsted ranking.

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