Top Local Schools attract both premium market and International buyers

Statons June 23 - Schools Article

Image courtesy of Queenswood School, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire

nick statonMarket Update – June 2023    

By Nick Staton – Owner Statons Estate Agents

Top Local Schools attract both premium market and International buyers to North London and Hertfordshire.  

With some of the best-performing schools in the UK situated within North London and surrounding areas, it’s a small wonder that the area attracts premium market and International buyers looking to give their children the best start in life.

Of the top 10 secondary and grammar schools in the UK, both the first and second placed schools are in North London, The Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead and the Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet respectively one and two.

Local Comprehensive schools also feature in the UK’s top ten, with Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar at number one, Hasmonean High School for Girls in Mill Hill at number seven, and Yavneh College in Borehamwood at number eight.

Also making interesting reading is the published schools guide, looking at the best London boroughs for state schools. Schools in 20 London boroughs were rated based on the percentage of pupils that achieved grade 5 or above (between B and C in the old system) in English and maths GCSEs.

The best London Borough was Barnet, with 10 schools in the top 50, and three in the top five – The Henrietta Barnet School, Queen Elizabeth’s School, and St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School in Finchley.

Add to this the very notable and highly regarded public schools of Highgate School in London N6, North London Collegiate in Edgware.

Why premium buyers are moving to North London and Hertfordshire?

We are seeing increasing numbers of Central London and International buyers interested in moving to the area, initially attracted by the high quality of education offered as well as great communication networks.

With easy access to the city by both the Underground from Totteridge & Whetstone, Barnet and Mill Hill, and mainline trains from Brookmans Park, Cuffley, Hadley Wood, New Barnet, and Oakleigh Park, that can have commuters in Central London within 18 to 30 mins.

London airports including Heathrow, Luton, City, and Gatwick are also easily accessible by either the M25 motorway or by train.

Schools by area

Schools in Barnet

State sector –

Primary Schools –  

Foulds Primary School, Christchurch Primary School, Cromer Road Primary School.

Secondary Schools –

Queen Elizabeth’s School (Boys)

Queen Elizabeth’s School (Girls).

Private sector

Prep School – 

Lyonsdown School.

Schools in Brookmans Park

State sector –

Primary Schools – 

Brookmans Park, Primary School.

Secondary Schools –

Dame Alice Owen’s School, Chancellors.

Private sector –

Lochinver House School (Prep), Stormont School (Girls Prep),

Queenswood School (Girls Secondary), Haberdashers School (Boys Secondary), St Albans School (Boys Secondary), St Albans School (Girls Secondary), St Colomba’s College (Prep, Secondary and sixth form), Sherradswood School (Prep, Secondary and sixth form).

Schools in Radlett

Radlett Preparatory School (Prep), Edge Grove (Prep).

Manor Lodge School (Primary).

North London Collegiate School (Girls) (Secondary), Aldenham School (Secondary), Haberdashers School (Boys Secondary).

Schools in Hadley Wood

Primary Schools – 

Trent Primary School (Primary), Hadley Wood Primary School (Primary), Monken Hadley School (Primary),

Secondary Schools – 

State sector

JCoss, The Ronson Jewish Community Secondary School (Secondary), Dame Alice Owen’s School, St Michaels Catholic Grammar School for Girls, Finchley Catholic High School for Boys.

Private sector –

Prep School – 

Keble Prep, Salcombe Prep, Grange Park Prep.

Secondary School – 

Christ’s College, Finchley, Palmers Green High for Girls (Prep, Junior, Secondary), Haileybury, Mount House School.

Mount House School

Courtesy of Mount House School – Camlet Way, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire


State sector –

Primary School – 

St Andrews Totteridge Green, Woodridge School, Woodside Park, Frith Manor School, Courtland.

Secondary School – 

Sacred Heart, Whetstone, Mill Hill County,

Private sector

Prep School – 

Belmont School, Dwight London.

Secondary School – 

Mill Hill Private, North London Collegiate School (Girls), Haberdashers School (Boys Secondary), Hasmonean, Mill Hill International.

Colleges and Universities

London offers some of the best Universities in the World and are only a short train ride from leafy North London.

Top 5 Universities in London (2022) –

1). Imperial College London – (World ranking # 7)

2). University College London (UCL) – (World ranking # =8)

3). Kings College London – (World ranking # 35)

4). The London School or Economics and Political Science (LSE) – (World ranking # 49)

5). Queen Mary University London – (World ranking # 117)

Undisclosed/Off-Market Sales

If you are considering a move to the North London and Hertfordshire area, you should be registered as a buyer with our Undisclosed Services Team, please contact any of our local offices and ask to be contacted by our Undisclosed team.

Undisclosed properties – Many of our clients chose to market their homes using our Undisclosed service, this low-key approach is tailored to each client but generally means that their home is not marketed via conventional means, no property portals or social media channels, etc. These undisclosed properties are often only marketed to our considerable database of potential buyers, looking for very specific properties or locations. For further information about listing your home as Undisclosed, please contact any of our local offices and ask to be contacted by our Undisclosed team.

Considering a move this Summer?

As the weather is warming up, so too is the property market, we are seeing an increased number of properties coming to the market and the best of the bunch always move quickly.

Here are a selection of our recently listed homes –

Loom Lane, Radlett – £7,950,000 

Vineyards Road, Northaw – £2,500,000 

Linksway, Northwood – £12,000,000

The Grove, Brookmans Park – £2,500,000 

If you are thinking of buying, selling or letting a property, we are happy to offer specific advice and help you plan for your next move.

Please don’t hesitate to call me.

Thank you for reading

Nick Statons – Owner Statons Estate Agents

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