House prices rocket near top primary schools

A report out today shows the house price 'premium' is up to 75% higher than local average, for homes near top schools.

School house price 'premium' revealed

Across Yorkshire and Humberside houses near the top primary school areas are an average price of £75,000 or 47.4% higher than the region generally.

Demand for properties near St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Askham Richard, York, has helped prices to rise to £275,642, which is 75% higher than the regional average.

Too often the poorest families are left with the worst schools while the rich can pay their way to a good education.

That's why we are raising standards by turning around failing schools and

opening new free schools to give all parents the choice that currently only the

rich can afford.

– A spokesman for the Department for Education