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Homes for sale near London’s best state schools for less than £650,000

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Homes near London’s top state schools command signifcant premiums (ES)
Homes near London’s top state schools command signifcant premiums (ES)

London’s best schools are a huge driver of the capital’s housing market, with homes close to the top primaries and secondaries typically commanding significant premiums.

Indeed, in March, law firm Simpson Millar found that properties within the catchment areas of schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted had an average price tag of £654,289 — 20 per cent more than the new city-wide average of £543,517.

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

But happily, there are some equally excellent schools – all also deemed ‘Outstanding’ – within walking distance of family homes costing far less.

Here are 10 such properties for sale right now for £650,000 or under, from two-bedroom flats near high streets and green spaces, to three- and four-bedroom terraced homes with gardens and good transport links.

Forest Hill, SE23


London Road, SE23 (Rightmove)
London Road, SE23 (Rightmove)

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

Call Winkworth, 020 3856 4168

Leyton, E10


Elm Park Road, E10 (Rightmove)
Elm Park Road, E10 (Rightmove)

Mid-terrace home with four bedrooms, a log burner and a garden outbuilding.  Close to the River Lea and Riverley Primary School.

Call Portico, 020 3867 7008

Ealing, W5


Ealing Village, W5 (Rightmove)
Ealing Village, W5 (Rightmove)

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

Call Dendrow, 020 3834 8579

Peckham, SE15


Maxted Road, SE15 (Rightmove)
Maxted Road, SE15 (Rightmove)

Two-bedroom, first-floor flat with eat-in kitchen and communal garden. The common and John Donne Primary School are nearby.

Call Roy Brooks, 020 8299 3021

Wood Green, N22


Dunbar Road, N22 (Rightmove)
Dunbar Road, N22 (Rightmove)

Mid-terrace house with three bedrooms, garden and loft conversion potential. Near co-ed secondary, St Thomas More Catholic School.

Call Wilkinson Byrne, 020 3910 6732

Walthamstow, E17


St Mary Road, E17 (Rightmove)
St Mary Road, E17 (Rightmove)

Chain-free, three-bedroom flat with a split-level layout. In the village, just round the corner from Walthamstow School for Girls.

Call Estates East, 020 3897 7792

Earlsfield, SW18


Tranmere Road, SW18 (Rightmove)
Tranmere Road, SW18 (Rightmove)

Three-bedroom period maisonette with a private garden. Minutes from the mainline station and on the same road as Earlsfield Primary School.

Call Jacksons Estate Agents, 020 8971 7979

Stratford, E15


Stratford Park, E15 (Rightmove)
Stratford Park, E15 (Rightmove)

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

Call Savills, 020 3907 3469

Streatham, SW16


Valley Road, SW16 (Rightmove)
Valley Road, SW16 (Rightmove)

Three-bedroom semi-detached home with kitchen/diner leading onto a garden. The all-through Dunraven School is a short stroll away.

Call Dexters, 020 8674 7400

Highbury, N5


Melgund Road, N5 (Rightmove)
Melgund Road, N5 (Rightmove)

Duplex two-bedroom flat in a sought-after road a few minutes from Highbury & Islington Tube stop and Highbury Fields School for girls.

Call KFH, 020 3835 4058