With just a few weeks to go until the start of a new school year, many wealthy families are settling into homes that have ensured places in some of London’s most sought-after schools.
Even the exceedingly wealthy are forgetting private schools, which are culturally passé. More than that, boarding has lost its charm too, says Nina Harrison at Harington buying agency. “Even if you’re considering it, [it’s not] a gentle walk through beautiful Knightsbridge streets with the nanny and the Cockapoo,” she explains. “The closest ones are an hour’s drive if you’re lucky.”
Instead, residents of areas where the average house price runs into multi-millions are looking to state education.