The warm jackets are slowly being dusted off, the evenings are getting cosier, and the school run has once again begun in earnest.
London is home to a wealth of top-class schools and universities which are internationally-renowned and act as a major draw for those considering the purchase of a new home in the capital.
In West London, Hammersmith offers proximity to a wide range of highly regarded schools including St Paul's School, a historic school for boys, which opened in 1509, and Godolphin & Latymer School for girls, famed for its students' excellent academic achievements as well as an enriching extra-curricular programme. In Fulham, Kensington Prep was named Independent Prep School of the Year in 2018, providing innovative teaching and it is at the forefront of IT education.
To mirror the quality of education in the area, there are a variety of contemporary and stylish new homes available, such as Sovereign Court in Hammersmith town centre while Chelsea Creek and Fulham Reach both offer a prime waterside location on the River Thames. Residents of Sovereign Court, Chelsea Creek and Fulham Reach also benefit from quick transport links to Central London for access to the city's world-famous universities including Imperial College London, University College London and King's College London.
It's not only West London which boasts exceptional education hotspots. Further north in Colindale is Beaufort Park, located on the doorstep of excellent nursery, primary, secondary schools and internationally renowned universities. Families have the benefit of the onsite Bright Horizons nursery, which provides excellent childcare within easy reach as well as close proximity to numerous outstanding schools including Haberdasher's Aske's Boys School, Mill Hill Preparatory School and Palmers Green High School.
Just minutes away from Beaufort Park is Middlesex University, which recently entered The Times' Top 500 World University Rankings due to its proud international and multi-cultural outlook and is London's highest-ranking modern university. With Colindale station only a few minutes away, residents have convenient access to some of the world's top ranked universities; including University College London, Imperial College London and London School of Economics. All of these institutions are within a half an hour journey.
In South West London, Kingston Upon Thames offers excellent primary and secondary education. Newly unveiled Royal Exchange is within walking distance to some of the country's top performing schools including Tiffin Girls' School, Tiffin School, Kingston Grammar School and Kingston Academy, with all meeting Outstanding or Good OFSTED ratings and a high entry rate to Oxbridge. Kingston is also home to Kingston University which boasts the highest rate of graduate start-ups in the UK and draws over 17,500 students from around the world.
Over to East London in the maritime heartland of Wapping is London Dock, walking distance to the City of London and many of the capital's most famous landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Where heritage flows education follows, and London Dock is surrounded by some of London's oldest, and most successful schools. The City of London School boasts a roll call of famous ex-pupils including Great War Prime Minister H.H. Asquith and renowned Harry Potter actor, Daniel Radcliffe.
Located on the edge of East London's modern regeneration, Wapping has several more recently-established schools including Bishop Challoner Girls' School, with state-of-the-art facilities and already boasting numerous Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings.
Catering for young learners are a wealth of established, welcoming and successful primary schools including Heritage Primary School, English Martyrs Roman Catholic Primary School and Green Gables Montessori Primary School amongst others. London Dock is set to be home to a new flagship mixed secondary school, The Mulberry Academy London Dock, which will open in September 2022 and is the first new secondary school to be commissioned in the borough for almost 20 years.
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*in the QS World University Rankings: 2019