Parents look to new homes in Bourne to secure school catchment place
There still may be a few weeks to go before the schools break up for summer – but what if you are looking to move in time for the September 2013 intake?
Moving into the catchment area of a good school is becoming more and more important for homebuyers.
The findings of one of the most recent studies into the trend reveals that one in four people with a child aged 11-17 see schooling as a major concern and would be willing to pay an £11,564 premium for the privilege.
On average, people would be willing to pay an extra £5,663 to be able to set up home in a good catchment area.
The trend has been rubbing off on potential buyers looking towards the market town of Bourne – with its excellent schools, including the Bourne Grammar School, being a major draw for Linden Homes.
Located at South Road, Linden Homes’ Red Hall Gardens development with its range of three and four-bedroom homes, is located within walking distance of the school.
And with an average of four out of every five potential buyer inquiries coming from those looking to move close to the town’s highly-regarded schools, many will be aware of the timescale for moving to a senior school or college catchment area.
Applications for primary/infant and junior school places in Lincolnshire for the September 2012 need to be submitted by January 2013 – while the deadline for secondary school place applications is mid October 2012.
Linden Homes sales director Steve Garton said: “We believe that Bourne is a location that has it all; given the wonderful and diverse amenities and attractions within a relatively small geographical area, independent shops and green open spaces.
“However, it has been the well-regarded schools that have prompted the highest volume of inquiries, again evidence that the positioning of our developments are carefully thought out with our customers’ needs in mind – and with the senior school deadline being just a few short months away, we would urge anyone who is serious about moving the a new home in the catchment area to act now.”
Visit lindenhomes.co.uk for further details.