Why You Should Invest In Hampstead Property – Top 5 Best Schools In The Area
Improved transport connections and strong rental market are among the top reasons in choosing Hampstead property for a long-term investment. Nonetheless, it’s not news that the ultimate reason to invest in the future, is of course is education.
Oakley Gardens will be completed and ready to move in to in January 2020 and will feature 31 spacious apartments including large family sized lateral and duplex units boasting terraces or gardens.
The development also offers four, three and four bedroom contemporary townhouses which feature both sunken terraces and extensive private landscaped gardens ideal for a growing family.
Below is a guide to the five best schools around our new development, Oakley Gardens, to help you ensure that your children will receive the educational foundation they need to excel in the future.
- Devonshire House Preparatory School
Located just five minutes’ drive from Oakley Gardens. This co-educational preparatory school admits boys between the ages of two and a half and thirteen and girls between the ages of two and a half and eleven. The first point of entry is Oak Tree Nursery, as children from there are automatically accepted into the school. The school boasts excellent modern facilities and plenty of outside space. Also has also received great inspection reports praising; academic quality, pastoral care, personal development and teaching quality at the school.
- South Hampstead High School
A ten minute drive from Oakley Gardens, the independent all-girl’s day school was founded by the Girls’ Day School Trust in 1876. The entry is very selective with high demand for places. It offers superb music and theatrical training, and also excels in sports and extra-curriculum programs. Some of the former pupils include actress Helena Bonham Carter, Times Senior columnist Rachel Sylvester, author and senior BBC governor Janet Neel Cohen (Baroness Cohen of Pimlico) and painter Flora Twort. The goal of the school is to create an environment where girls can develop confidence, resilience and joy in learning that will equip them for life.
- The Academy School
Founded in 1997, the school is open for boys six to thirteen and is also just ten minutes’ drive from Oakley Gardens. The motto of the school is that children should be happy first and foremost. With a strong focus on developing the unique talents of each child the school strives to create a caring environment and a lively spirit, so that children can enjoy themselves and foster a love for learning.
- Hampstead Hill School
A fifteen minute drive from Oakley Gardens and situated within a former church, this is an independent nursery and pre-prep school. It accommodates five different year groups from pupils two to seven and is very academically rigorous. The school is open 51 weeks a year from 7:45am to 5:45pm, which is rare for an independent pre-prep school and makes it especially popular amongst working parents.
- The Hall School
Within a fifteen minute drive from Oakley Gardens and established in 1889, the Hall School is one of the best and very prestigious independent academic prep-schools in London, teaching students four to thirteen. The entry is very selective and caters to those demonstrating very high academical ability. The school has several notable alumni including playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, journalist and head of BBC news James Harding, politician Clement Freud and poet and novelist Alfred Alvarez.
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