The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealedthe cost of buying around one of the UK’s top international schools and which are currently most in-demand amongst homebuyers.
The research found that property prices in postcodes home to a top Independent IB School average £542,583, 130% more than the current UK average of £235,673.
The most prestigious from a property price point of view is the Halcyon London International School. Located in the City of Westminster, the co-ed school costs a cool £26,352 a year while property in the W1H postcode will set you back £2.9m on average.
The nearby W1T postcode, home to the Southbank International School, is also home to an average property price of £2.1m, while ACS Cobham International School in Surrey is the most expensive outside of London (£828,435).
Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith’s W6 postcode is home to the highest house price for an all-girls international school (£808,441), while King’s College School in Wimbledon (£599,746) is the most expensive all-boys school.
Rossall School in Lancashire’s FY7 postcode is home to the most affordable property price of all international schools at £129,002.
Benham and Reeves also looked at the schools where buyer demand is highest based on the level of stock being snapped up by homebuyers as a percentage of total stock on the market.
The research shows that Fettes College in Edinburgh is currently home to the highest demand, with 64% of all homes for sale in the EH4 postcode listed as sold or under offer.
Bromsgrove School (59%), Bryanston School in Dorset (57%), Taunton School in Somerset (55%), Bedford School (53%) and Felsted School in Essex (53%) are also amongst the most in-demand schools where homebuyer demand in the surrounding area is concerned.
ACS Hillingdon International School is the most in-demand within the M25, with homebuyer demand currently as 52%.
Managing Director of Benham and Reeves, Anita Mehra, commented:
“The quality of education available in a given area is always a driving factor for many parental homebuyers, and this is undoubtedly no different where foreign interest is concerned.
With schools now returning, we’ve seen a sharp uplift in both domestic and foreign buyer demand in areas home to top educational institutes over the last few weeks, as many look to secure a property within touching distance of their chosen school.
This has been primarily due to interest from Asia, with the quality of their children’s education top of the list for these buyers. Interest from Hong Kong, in particular, has been high as many look to escape a turbulent landscape to provide their children with a more stable environment in which to learn.”
|Table shows the top 40 UK international schools ranked by highest to lowest buyer demand|
|School Name||Address||Outcode||Boy/Girl||Day School Fees p.a||Average House Price||Buyer Demand|
|Fettes College||Carrington Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 1QX||EH4||Co-ed||£29,925||£359,112||64%|
|Bromsgrove School||Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7DU||B61||Co-ed||£17,085||£268,227||59%|
|Bryanston School||Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PX||DT11||Co-ed||£13,231||£338,825||57%|
|Taunton School||Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6AD||TA2||Co-ed||£20,070||£253,505||55%|
|Bedford School||De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU||MK40||Boys||£19,842||£282,714||53%|
|Felsted School||Felsted, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3LL||CM6||Co-ed||£24,495||£455,763||53%|
|King Edward’s Witley||Petworth Road, Wormley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5SG||GU8||Co-ed||£21,285||£636,495||52%|
|ACS Hillingdon International School||108 Vine Lane, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, UB10 0BE||UB10||Co-ed||£25,890||£503,659||52%|
|Charterhouse School||Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DX||GU7||Co-ed||£33,630||£413,095||52%|
|Oakham School||Chapel Close, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT||LE15||Co-ed||£21,360||£317,583||50%|
|Brentwood School||Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8EE||CM15||Co-ed||£19,800||£509,820||50%|
|Christ’s Hospital||Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP||RH13||Co-ed||£23,310||£434,992||50%|
|Whitgift School||Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT||CR2||Boys||£20,640||£366,696||50%|
|Windermere School||Browhead, Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NW||LA23||Co-ed||£18,300||£391,660||49%|
|Rossall School||Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8JW||FY7||Co-ed||£13,740||£129,002||48%|
|Sevenoaks School||Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU||TN13||Co-ed||£27,585||£575,071||48%|
|Ardingly College||College Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ||RH17||Co-ed||£23,985||£569,427||47%|
|St Leonards School||St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QJ||KY16||Co-ed||£15,474||£330,275||47%|
|Scarborough College||Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BA||YO11||Co-ed||£15,282||£152,837||46%|
|Worth School||Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4SD||RH10||Co-ed||£24,570||£338,370||46%|
|Cheltenham Ladies’ College||Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP||GL50||Girls||£29,280||£346,051||46%|
|Haileybury||Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NU||SG13||Co-ed||£26,646||£411,800||46%|
|ACS Cobham International School||Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1BL||KT11||Co-ed||£27,650||£828,435||45%|
|Headington School||Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7TD||OX3||Girls||£19,905||£438,019||43%|
|Portsmouth Grammar School||High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN||PO1||Co-ed||£16,551||£224,117||42%|
|Box Hill School||Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6EA||RH5||Co-ed||£20,220||£567,285||42%|
|Wellington College||Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU||RG45||Co-ed||£30,375||£454,497||41%|
|Stonyhurst College||Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ||BB7||Co-ed||£20,550||£265,960||41%|
|St Clare’s||139 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7AL||OX2||Co-ed||£19,878||£579,991||41%|
|St Edward’s School – Oxford||Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7NN||OX2||Co-ed||£31,590||£579,991||41%|
|Marymount International School||George Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7PE||KT2||Girls||£24,985||£618,106||40%|
|Dwight School London||6 Friern Barnet Lane, London, N11 3LX||N11||Co-ed||£23,280||£510,981||39%|
|ACS Egham International School||London Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0HS||TW20||Co-ed||£25,870||£462,370||38%|
|TASIS – The American School in England||Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE||TW20||Co-ed||£25,605||£462,370||38%|
|King’s College School – Wimbledon||Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT||SW19||Boys (Co-ed 6th form)||£22,335||£599,745||35%|
|King Edward’s School – Birmingham||Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA||B15||Boys||£13,692||£255,837||32%|
|Godolphin & Latymer School||Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG||W6||Girls||£22,595||£808,441||25%|
|International School of London, London||139 Gunnersbury Avenue, London, W3 8LG||W3||Co-ed||£26,820||£546,159||20%|
|Halcyon London International School||33 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5AU||W1H||Co-ed||£26,352||£2,916,920||9%|
|Southbank International School – Westminster||17 Conway Street, Westminster, London, W1T 6BN||W1T||Co-ed||£31,680||£2,199,102||8%|
|Data Sourced from PropertyData|
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