Tuesday 26 September 2017

How state schools impact the housing market

A new study  has shown that parents in England are prepared to pay a considerable premium if they want to live near a top state secondary school. The report showed that homes near the best secondary schools command an average house price of £415,844, adding 45pc to the English average. The data from Lloyds Bank reveals … Read More

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Independent school fees rise

Dean Associates’ annual review of independent school fees across the UK has shown an average rise of around 3.5% from academic year 2016/17. This is similar to the rise over the previous year, but a little higher than the three year period 2012-2015 that saw increases capped at just around 3% per year.  The chart … Read More

Tuesday 26 September 2017

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?

For families relocating with children with special educational needs, the Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) is potentially an important document to have drafted. The EHC plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through normal educational channels. It has taken the place of the … Read More

Tuesday 26 September 2017

New GCSE measurements explained

There are two new attainment targets in addition to the traditional percentage of students achieving Grades C and above at GCSE, the exams that English pupils take at the age of 16 (Year 11). These scores now appear on the secondary school league tables that the government publishes each year. They are called “Attainment 8” … Read More