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Back to school – family homes in Essexs best catchment area

Whether you are looking to buy or rent a property, proximity to schools is a key priority for parents considering a move. Recent figures indicate that buying a house in the catchment area of one a top school can add a substantial premium to the house price, so it’s important to make the right choice. 

If you are new to Essex, or a particular area in the county, our website provides helpful area guides which contain useful information such as transport links and local amenities. There’s even an interactive school guide alongside every property which shows the location of nearby schools and their OFSTED rating, pupil/teacher ratio and the percentage where English isn’t the first language.  

Essex County Council also offers a handy quick search engine to check the school catchment area of an Essex address: Catchment Area Checker. As many children return to school, we take a look at a selection of prime properties across in Essex which are conveniently located close to local schools. 

This four bedroom house for sale in Upminster enjoys easy access to a number of high achieving schools, including Gaynes School, Oak Fields Montessori School and Scotts Primary School. This impressive detached executive residence backs onto Parklands Lake and Nature Reserve, and boasts a superb open-plan luxury kitchen with bi-folding doors leading out to the garden – ideal for family living. The property is close to Upminster town centre and underground station and priced at £1,100,000. For further information please contact our Upminster team on 01708 874390.
Standing in 0.27 of an acre, this charming Grade II listed four bedroom detached residence is conveniently located near both the amenities of Brentwood town centre and Shenfield station, which has fast and frequent mainline service to London Liverpool Street station, making it ideal for city workers. The property is also close to local schools including Brentwood School and St Marys which are both within approximately half a mile. The house benefits from attractive landscaped gardens with a large detached double garage as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool. This property is on the market for £995,000. For further details, or to book a viewing, please contact our Shenfield team on 01277 888620. Set within a quiet cul-de-sac, this four bedroom detached modern family home is in the popular area of Springfield, near Chelmsford. The property is close to excellent schools, such as Tyrells Primary School and Barnes Farm Junior School and also  within easy reach of Chelmsford City Centre and the Mainline Railway Station. The propertyalso benefits from a spacious and secluded garden as well as a detached double garage and parking. It is on the market for £550,000, for further infromation contact our Chelmsford team on 01245 806932.
This 4 bedroom property in Billericay is available to rent unfurnished. Ideal for city commuters with families, the property is located within one mile of Billericay high street, Lake Meadows and Billericay station, which has direct trains into central London that take less than 40 minutes. The family home is also close to Buttsbury and Mayflower schools and enjoys a garden and off –street parking.   Internally there is a living room, dining room, fitted kitchen with appliances, study, ground floor cloakroom and two bathrooms. This property is prices at £1,695 pcm. For further details, or to book a viewing, please contact our Billericay office on 01277 888616.

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