Moving House with Children? You'll need to know about schools!

One of the biggest things on any parents mind when moving house, is finding the right school for their children. It doesn't matter if your renting or buying a home, you'll want the best for your babies!
Whether they are in school now or you are planning for the future, most people we speak to don't want to compromise on their childrens education.

There are a number of ways to check out the local schools, may of the property websites such as Zoopla and On The Market let us show you the nearby schools to the property you are looking at. You're then able to do your research to see which are the best in the area.

Websites like The Good Schools Guide give you the opportunity to check for all the schools in an area or just specific schools near the property you are looking at. You can check them out at Good Schools Guide They give you all the information you need to contact the school directly, show the number of pupils in the school and the last ofstead report.

Once you know the area and the school you would prefer, it's time to look into the practicalities for your child and your lifestyle…

  • Is there travel involved, and if so is there a cost to consider?
  • Does the school have wrap around care, such as breakfast and after school clubs?
  • Is your child sporty? Is the school well known for sporting activities?
  • Is your child a star in the making, if so what are the facilities for things such as Drama, Art and Music at the school?

It can feel like a big decision, so doing your research in advance is worth every second! If you'd like any help or suggestions for your next move, you've just got to ask!