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School’s in: nine family homes for sale near London’s best-rated state secondary schools

Homes for sale near London’s top comprehensives (ES)
Homes for sale near London’s top comprehensives (ES)

Grammars may still outshine comprehensives in league tables — they take up the top 20 places of The Times’ latest Power Parent guide — but such schools are few and far between in the capital.

Instead, London is home to more than 500 non or partially selective state secondaries, some of which have shot up the general rankings thanks to strong A-level and GCSE results in the summer.

According to the guide, almost half of the UK’s top 20 are in London.

We’ve matched each of those nine schools with a local home for sale — from a spacious flat in Fulham to a new mews-style house in Camden.

Lower Clapton, E5


Clarence Road, E5 (The Modern House)
Clarence Road, E5 (The Modern House)

This spacious and stylishly outfitted garden maisonette is minutes from Mossbourne Community Academy, as well as the open green space of Hackney Downs. It has three bedrooms, wood floors and smart Crittall-style glazing on both levels to the rear.


The Modern House, 020 3795 5920

Holland Park, W11

£3.25 million

Holland Park Mews, W11 (Knight Frank)
Holland Park Mews, W11 (Knight Frank)

A charming two-bedroom mews house on a cobbled street with a fully-functional integrated garage and large roof terrace, plus living space totaling almost 1,700 square feet. Landscaped Holland Park is nearby, as is The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School.

Knight Frank, 020 3892 3576

Acton, W3


Gunnersbury Lane, W3 (Foxtons)
Gunnersbury Lane, W3 (Foxtons)

This deceptively large Thirties family home is close to Acton Town tube and Twyford C of E High School. Across its three levels are four bedrooms, an open-plan reception with a woodburning stove and a kitchen opening straight onto the garden.

Foxtons, 020 8996 6000

Upminster, RM14


St. Marys Lane, RM14 (Balgores)
St. Marys Lane, RM14 (Balgores)

A well-proportioned two double bedroom apartment in a modern block just down the road from The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, London’s best-rated state secondary. It has a separate kitchen diner and over 800 square feet of living space.

Balgores, 01708 259539

Parsons Green, SW6


Fulham Park Gardens, SW6 (John D & Wood)
Fulham Park Gardens, SW6 (John D & Wood)

This stylish split-level period conversion is on popular Fulham Park Gardens. Its unusual layout includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple utility spaces, as well as patios off the kitchen and main bedroom. Lady Margaret School is close by.

John D Wood & Co, 020 3369 4320

Camden, NW1

£1.595 million

Camden Mews, NW1 (Goldschmidt & Howland)
Camden Mews, NW1 (Goldschmidt & Howland)

This new mews-style home is one of four on a cobbled lane within Camden Square Conservation Area, a stone’s throw to Camden School for Girls. It has three bedrooms and an attractive façade in London stock brick and slatted wood.

Goldschmidt & Howland,020 7043 4433

Fulham Broadway, SW6

£2.8 million

Farm Lane, SW6 (Dexters)
Farm Lane, SW6 (Dexters)

An appealing double-fronted family home over four floors, minutes from The London Oratory School and Fulham Broadway tube. There are four good-size bedrooms, two reception rooms divided by a central staircase and a small patio garden.

Dexters, 020 7386 5386

Brent, NW9


Leybourne Road, NW9 (Andrews)
Leybourne Road, NW9 (Andrews)

This recently refurbed semi has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus bi-fold doors connecting the kitchen with a large landscaped garden. JFS, London’s second-best state comprehensive according to this year’s rankings, is within walking distance.

Andrews, 020 8204 2277

Mill Hill, NW7


Bressay Drive, NW7 (Richard James)
Bressay Drive, NW7 (Richard James)

This chain-free family home is on a quiet cul-de-sac near Hasmonean High School for Girls. A versatile layout includes four bedrooms, including one with a walk-in wardrobe, two reception rooms and a small conservatory leading out onto a 50ft garden.

Richard James, 020 8959 9191