Top london commuter towns for primary schools

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Moveylondon Fri 05-Apr-19 15:21:35

Hello, we are planning to buy our first home and looking at commuter town options. We would like an hour or under of commute (to Oxford Circus station). Our priority is finding a good state primary school. We have a four year old and are planning for another one. We will need good options for secondary schools as well.
St. Albans seems like a good option right now. Are there any other towns/areas we should consider?
Out budget is around 600K for a three bedroom place.
Appreciate your inputs.

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Zodlebud Fri 05-Apr-19 18:10:37

Berkhamsted is a great town. Much smaller than St Albans but similar vibe. Direct train into Euston and you can 99% of the time get a seat.

All primaries rated outstanding or good and a great comprehensive (Ashlyns).

Your budget will be pushed to the max in both St Albans and Berkhamsted though.

mimimoo22 Mon 08-Apr-19 10:11:20

Winchester has really good schools both primary and secondary all good and outstanding with very good results. Trains just under 1 hour to Waterloo lots of commuters. Also look at the surrounding villages Micheldever is another commuter station just a bit north of winchester and you should get a house for around £600k in a village outside Winchester. The villages around winchester feed into the winchester secondary schools ( 3 very good acedemic comprehensives then one of the best 6th forms in the country). Non grammar area. It’s very middle class but a lovely child friendly area.

Moveylondon Mon 08-Apr-19 10:55:45

Thanks @mimimoo22, Winchester will be very far from us. Since my partner will need to take a bus from there to his office which will add another 25-30 mins to commute.

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Moveylondon Mon 08-Apr-19 10:56:51

Thanks @zadlebud, I will look at both places.

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Connieston Mon 08-Apr-19 10:58:40

Hemel Hempstead and Bishops Stortford used to be pretty good.

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