According to research carried out in August 2021 by Trussle and an independent research company, living near an Ofsted rated "Outstanding" state school is the top priority for parents when moving home.
When we surveyed 2,000 homeowners with children, a massive 78% said they would consider moving home to be closer to an Outstanding school, and 75% would be willing to pay a higher property price to do so.
But being near an Outstanding school comes at a price: an extra £175,022, to be exact.
The average house price in England in July 2021 was £271,000 according to the Office of National Statistics. But the average price of a house near an Outstanding school is £446,022, according to Trussle research.
The price difference is most pronounced in the south east and London, where it can cost up to £4 million to be near to an Outstanding school (The St Marylebone CofE School in central London).
Outside of London, houses near Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire command the greatest premium. A house there has an average price of over £1.6 million.
But there are plenty of more affordable places close to Outstanding schools as well. Bradford, for example, has two Outstanding schools in areas where the average house price is just £107,000.
Explore the maps and tables to find out more. The map above shows the schools in the most expensive areas, while the map below shows the most affordable.
Buying a house near an Outstanding school commands an impressive premium. But it has got a little cheaper compared to last year.
In 2020, it cost an extra £195,000 on average to buy a house near an Outstanding school. The decrease is likely due to stagnating house prices in London during the pandemic.