State schools

Homes for sale near top London public schools for under £650,000


Ondon’s top schools are a huge driver of the capital’s housing market, with homes close to the top primary and secondary schools typically commanding significant premiums.

Indeed, in March, law firm Simpson Millar found that properties in school catchment areas classified as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted had an average price of £654,289, 20% more than the new average from the city of £543,517.

Gospel Oak Primary School near Hampstead Heath is the most expensive to live in, with parents living in the same postcode paying an average of £1.7million.

But luckily, there are equally excellent schools – all equally rated “outstanding” – within walking distance of family homes that cost much less.

Here are 10 such properties currently selling for £650,000 or less, from two-bedroom apartments close to high streets and green spaces to three- and four-bedroom terraced houses with gardens and good transport links.

Forest Hill, SE23


London Road, SE23

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Three rooms garden apartment with open-plan living space close to Overground station. Eliot Bank Primary School is a 10-minute walk away.

Call Winkworth, 020 3856 4168

Leyton, E10


Elm Park Road, E10

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Half-terrace house with four bedrooms, a wood stove and a garden outbuilding. Close to the River Lea and Riverley Primary School.

Call Portal, 020 3867 7008

Ealing, W5


Ealing Village, W5

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Four bedroom apartment in a art deco estate with swimming pool, tennis court and clubhouse. Next to North Ealing Tube and Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls.

Call Dendrow, 020 3834 8579

Peckham, SE15


Maxted Road, SE15

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Two rooms, first floor apartment with dining kitchen and shared garden. The commune and the John Donne primary school are nearby.

Call Roy Brooks, 020 8299 3021

Green Wood, N22


Dunbar Road, N22

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Half-terrace house with three rooms, garden and attic to convert. Close to mixed secondary, St Thomas More Catholic School.

Call Wilkinson Byrne, 020 3910 6732

Walthamstow, E17


Route Sainte-Marie, E17

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Without chain, three bedroom apartment with a two-tier layout. In the village, just around the corner from Walthamstow School for Girls.

Call Estates East, 020 3897 7792

Earlsfield, SW18


Tranmere Road, SW18

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Three rooms period cottage with a private garden. Minutes from the main train station and on the same road as Earlsfield Primary School.

Call Jacksons Estate Agents, 020 8971 7979

Stratford, E15


Stratford Park, E15

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New construction apartment with three bedrooms and a balcony. Close to Westfield, Stratford Park and the London Academy of Excellence.

Call Savills, 020 3907 3469

Streatham, SW16


Valley Road, SW16

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Three rooms twin house with kitchen/dining room overlooking a garden. Dunraven Comprehensive School is steps away.

Call Dexters, 020 8674 7400

Highbury, N5


Melgund Road, N5

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Duplex two bedroom apartment on a sought after street minutes from Highbury & Islington tube station and Highbury Fields School for Girls.

Call KFH, 020 3835 4058