Free school ar­eas out­strip oth­ers

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

AV­ER­AGE prop­erty ask­ing prices in the ar­eas around the new free schools are £126,430 more (or 57.5 per cent) than the UK av­er­age, say Prime­lo­ca­tion.com

Two of the new schools (ARK Con­way Pri­mary Academy and St Luke’s Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School) are sur­rounded by prop­erty worth over £1,000,000 on av­er­age. Both the schools are in Lon­don.

Of the 24 free schools which have opened nine are in the cap­i­tal, nine in the Mid­lands and the North and two in East Anglia. A fur­ther four schools have also opened in the South East of Eng­land.

Nigel Lewis, prop­erty an­a­lyst at Prime­lo­ca­tion.com, says many of the free schools have been set up in af­flu­ent ar­eas.

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