London is highly regarded for the quality of its schools. The city boasts leading educational institutions across all age groups. From pre- and primary schools to secondary schools and universities, London provides the best educational opportunities to students. However, one borough stands alone as the capital’s education hub.
According to The Good Schools Guide, Kingston is the best borough when it comes to schools. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, 100 percent of the schools in Kingston are ranked as either outstanding or good by the Office for Standards in Education, a non-ministerial department of the UK government that reports to Parliament.
Secondly, Kingston has one of the highest proportions of good passes at GCSE in English and maths, according to the Department of Education. More than two-thirds of pupils in Kingston finished year 11 with a grade between nine and five in the two subjects. It is only one of two London boroughs to achieve this.
Outside the classroom, Kingston was named as one of London’s best boroughs for families. This was due to its low crime rate and lack of pollution. The borough also received high marks for health and peace in addition to having some of London’s top schools.
What schools are in Kingston?
Across all levels, Kingston is home to some of the UK’s most highly regarded schools. Among these is Tiffin School and Tiffin Girls’ School which are among the country’s best secondary schools. Tiffin School sends a minimum of 20 students to Oxbridge institution annually. Meanwhile, Kingston Grammar School is within the top one percent of secondary schools in the UK and is considered to be the same standard as the well-known Eton College.
Kingston is also a leading destination for further education. There is Kingston University London which was ranked as one of the top 200 young universities by the Times Higher Education. It is one of the UK’s top two universities for business and holds AACSB accreditations that place it in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.
Other further education options include Kingston College, which provides vocational and undergraduate courses for those over 16, and St. Mary’s University, a TEF Silver award recipient for high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.
Property investment in London’s education hub
Buying a residence in Kingston, London’s education hub, is a sound decision regardless of if you plan on using it for your own child or as an investment property. One new project in the borough is strategically placed to provide parents with the ability to choose the school that is best for the children.
A home in Royal Exchange can mean educational freedom. Traditional or progressive, academic or vocational, a choice of schools and colleges to build character and confidence, a love of learning – and to prepare the next generation with skills for life.
The central location of Royal Exchange in Kingston places it near 30 schools with 14 of these less than a 15-minute walk away. This ensures the ability to select the schools best suited to your child as opposed to making an educational decision based upon location.
Royal Exchange is a new development from St George, a member of Berkeley Group. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses are available with each one featuring designs that cater to the needs of modern families and students. No project is set up for the success of students quite like Royal Exchange.