Have the 2020 Primary School placements made you think about moving home?

If you have children it’s been a little while now since the big day of finding out if your child got your first choice of primary school. For many there will have been sighs of relief and cries of joy at securing a place in the desired school, for some, it will have been a disappointing and in some cases worrying outcome.

For the minority now needing to put a plan into action, there are largely 3 options. You can accept the place, appeal, or, look at other schools.

You may also be considering if moving house could potentially be an option that helps you to secure that desired school place in the future.

There’s quite a choice of primary schools across Lancaster and Morecambe, we’ve detailed a selection on the maps below. We’ve also provided some inspiration with the types of family homes we currently have for sale.

The team live locally across Lancaster and Morecambe and their children attend local schools. Graham, in fact, has just gone through this process himself. If local schools are a factor that you are thinking about in relation to your next move and you would like any help or advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help.

Key to Properties

A. Booth Gardens, St Georges Walk, Lancaster LA1 5WE – 2 beds – £135,000
B. West Drive, Scale Hall, Lancaster LA1 5BY – 3 beds – £170,000
C. Cleveleys Avenue, Scale Hall, Lancaster – 3 beds – £160,000
D. Birkdale Close, Scale Hall, Lancaster – 4 beds – £210,000
E. Ullswater Road, Freehold, Lancaster – 3 beds – £195,000
F. South Road, City Centre, Lancaster – 4 beds – £385,000
G. Westham Street, Primrose, Lancaster – 2 beds – £117,500
H. Vincent Street, Primrose, Lancaster – 2 beds – £125,000
I. Westham Street, Primrose, Lancaster – 3 beds – £125,000
J. Cleveland Drive, Abraham Heights, Lancaster – 3 beds – £260,000
K. Willow Lane, Westbourne Park, Lancaster – 4 beds – £365,000
L. Beech Street, Marsh, Lancaster – 3 beds – £120,000
M. Mariner Way, Lancaster – 3 beds – £300,000

Key to Lancaster Primary Schools
1.The Cathedral Catholic Primary School – Balmoral Road, Lancaster, LA1 3BT
2.Lancaster Dallas Road Community Primary School -High Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LD
3.Lancaster Christ Church Church of England Primary School – Highfield, Lancaster, LA1 3ES
4.Bowerham Primary and Nursery School – Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4BS
5.The Loyne Specialist School – Sefton Drive, Lancaster, LA1 2QD
6.Lancaster Ryelands Primary School – Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, LA1 2RJ

Key to Properties
A. Torrisholme Road, Torrisholme – 3 beds – £190,000
B. Beaufort Road, Bare – 2 beds – £165,000
C. White Lund Road, Westgate – 3 beds – £180,000
D. Edgcott Close, Heysham – 4 beds – £190,000
E. Longlands Lane, Heysham – 4 beds – £300,000

Key to Morecambe Primary Schools

1.Morecambe Bay Community Primary School – Station Road, Morecambe, LA4 5JL
2.Poulton le Sands Church of England Primary School – Church Street, Morecambe, LA4 5QA
3.St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – Coniston Road, Morecambe, LA4 5PS
4.Lancaster Road Primary School – Lancaster Road, Morecambe, LA4 5TH
5.Morecambe and Heysham Westgate Primary School – Langridge Way, Morecambe, LA4 4XF
6.West End Primary School – Chatsworth Road, Morecambe, LA3 1BW

7.Great Wood Primary School – Beaufort Road, Morecambe, LA4 6UB
Morecambe & Heysham Torrisholme Community Primary School – Low Lane, Morecambe, LA4 6PN
8.Morecambe & Heysham Grosvenor Park Primary School – Roeburn Drive, Morecambe, LA3 3R
9.Mossgate Primary School – Kingsway, Morecambe, LA3 2EE
St Patricks Catholic Primary School – Littledale Avenue, Morecambe, LA3 2ER
10.Heysham St Peters Church of England Primary School – School Road, Morecambe, LA3 2RF
11. Trumcar Nursery & Community Primary School – Combermere Road, Morecambe, LA3 2ST

Does it cost more to live closer to some schools?

Michelle has detailed in previous blogs how houses have an emotional and logical value.

The logical price of a home is achieved by looking at comparable properties in close post code proximity and what they have sold for, combined with current market conditions and the condition of the house in question.
The emotional price of a home is the top amount somebody is going to pay.

Emotional value can come down to many things, the condition and finish of the home, it could be that it’s close to family or it could be a location reason that really matters, for example, is it in the catchment area of the desired school and therefore in high demand?

The infographic below shows how houses close to Ofsted outstanding primary schools can command a premium price, this is across the UK in general.

If you are looking to move we are here to help and we can offer tailored advice on how you can achieve the best possible price for your home. We’ll guide you through how to present your home to and let you know how and why our proven marketing formula works so well to ensure you achieve the best possible price.

Please give us a call on 01524 843322 to chat with the team.

*School info from www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england