A number of private and grammar schools in the Gerrards Cross area have received an outstanding set of GCSE results this August:
The Times 2013 league tables placed Dr Challoner’s High School as the 25th best state school in the country at GCSE and 22nd at A Level.
A record number of places were gained by Chesham Grammar School pupils at Oxford and Cambridge this year.
At Beaconsfield High School (grammar) more than 40% of all ‘A’ level students achieved grades of A* and A.
John Hampden Grammar School hailed its latest crop of year 11 pupils its “best ever” after 60% of boys scored A*/As, with 70% securing at least 5 A* grades.
St Mary’s School in Gerrards Cross, achieved a near 100% GCSE pass rate, with a staggering 41% of grades being A or A*.
At Thorpe House School pupils have celebrated the best ever GCSE results with 51% receiving A or A* grades and 93% at C or above.
And down the road at The Royal Grammar School all of the 198 candidates gained 5 grades at A*-C. 98% gained 8 or more grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics and 72.62% of all grades were A* or A.
With results like this it is not surprising that Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire remains a hot spot with parents keen to ensure that their children can benefit from such a remarkable education.
Housing in the area remains popular with local developers, Millgate, recently completing a small bespoke development of luxury family homes just a mile from the Gerrards Cross High Street. The development which comprises 8 beautifully thought-out detached houses and 4 luxurious town houses have been the talk of the town.
Jonathan Cranley, Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate explains why:
“In today’s market our clients are more inclined to ask us about the education, both grammar and private, available in the area. Giving their children the very best chance in life has become of the utmost importance and it is with this in mind that we often base decisions on where we choose to build.
“The schools in the Gerrards Cross area certainly seemed to have had a storming success this year in the face of news about lower grades throughout the UK. More and more parents, especially those from central London, are basing their housing decisions upon schooling options and with Gerrards Cross presenting such great results, we are delighted to be able to offer luxury family homes nearby.”
Indeed according to a report by Prime Location prices near top schools are 37% higher than neighbouring areas in the South East of England and a report by Lloyds TSB revealed that house prices in the postcodes of the 30 state schools with the highest 2011 GCSE results in the country were £33,631 higher than average, or 12% higher than prices in neighbouring locations.
For more information on the stunning Millgate development at Alderbourne Place, Gerrards Cross where town houses are priced from £930,000 and detached 5 bedroom properties from £2,100,000, contact the sales team 0118 934 3344 or visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk to take a video tour.
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