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Grammar schools draw families to Kent

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  • Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes explains why grammar schools across the region draw homebuyers to the county.

    There are more grammar schools in Kent than any other county in England, which is attracting families with secondary school age children to the region. With over forty grammar schools to choose from living in the school’s catchment area is a must for many parents.

    A study carried out last year by the BBC showed that the number of grammar schools pupils aged 11 to 15, has risen by seven per cent in seven years. There is now a total of 163 grammar schools in England, however with no government plans to build new schools at present, the demand for grammar schools places is high.

    In general, Kent has an impressive offering when it comes to education with the majority of schools rated excellent or good by Ofsted. And with the likes of Bond Girl, Gemma Arterton and British Film Director Paul Greengrass, creator of the Bourne series of movies, both attending Grammar schools in Gravesend, the education system in the region has provided a good grounding for many successful figures.

    A selection of schools across Kent are also gaining some of best GCSE results in the country, including Maidstone Grammar School for Girls that ranks 7th position on the list of schools and Oakwood Park Grammar School in Maidstone which is placed in the top 30.

    At Millwood, we have a selection of developments located across the county that fall within grammar school’s catchment areas. In particular, Brambledown in Maidstone, Windsor Meadow in Marden and The Old Orchard in Sutton Valence. Beautiful family homes are available and will appeal to parents looking to be spoilt by the excellent choice of education options in Kent.


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