Top 10 Boroughs for schools

One of the biggest factors for couples and young families when choosing a new home is the quality of nearby schools. Across the entire 33 boroughs of London there are currently 3,118 primary schools. In total 658 of these schools, equating to 21%, have been rated ‘outstanding’.

In the latest edition of the CBRE Residential Hot 100 we’ve examined the best primary schools in London, producing a Top 10 list of which boroughs have the most schools rated as ‘outstanding.’

Leading the way is the borough of Harrow, where 38% of schools have been rated outstanding. This equates to 30 out of the 78 primary schools in the borough.

In terms of the physical number of ‘outstanding’ schools in the borough, Southwark actually comes out on top with 31 achieving the top grade. However, with significantly more schools in the borough – 113 compared to just the 78 in Harrow – this equates to 27% of schools in Southwark putting it third on the overall list. If you want to be in central London, but you need to be in an area of London where your 4 to 11-year old children will get the best education, take a look at our collection of residential properties to buy in Southwark.

Sandwiched between Harrow and Southwark is Richmond upon Thames, where 31% of schools have been given the top grade. Of the 81 primary schools in the borough, 25 were ranked outstanding.

Completing the top ten London boroughs for outstanding primary schools were Lambeth in fourth with 27%, ahead of Wandsworth, Lewisham and Redbridge (all 26%). Then came Kingston upon Thames, Newham, Barnet – where 30 schools were ranked outstanding, the same as our winner, Harrow – and finally Sutton.

Check out the full CBRE Residential Hot 100 2016 to find out more about the top boroughs in London, or get in touch with a member of our team to learn more about renting or buying a residential property in London.