Rich Overseas Parents Buy £2bn of Property to Get Top School Places

Every year without fail, there is a battle amongst parents not only across the country but across the world to get their children into the top private schools in the UK. With education being such an important part of a young person’s life, and these schools offering some of the best opportunities around the globe, it’s not surprising. But what may be surprising is just how much parents are willing to spend and the lengths they will go to ensure their child’s place.

£2bn Spent in London Alone

Over the past year, parents from outside of Britain collectively spent around £2 billion on London property to secure a spot for their children in a private school or university. 2,162 properties were bought in the city, with an average price tag of £925,000.

This is largely because schools in the UK, particularly in and around London and Surrey, have a global reputation that make them highly desirable. They get excellent exam results, offer students top of the range facilities, and open up doors that just aren’t available elsewhere.

Top Schools in Surrey

Two such desirable schools sit in our very own county of Surrey, so if you’re looking for properties for sale in Virginia Water you might have to hurry before an overseas parent snaps it up! The three schools in question are Wellington College, ACS Egham and TASIS, two international schools that are highly sought after by overseas families.

Properties for Sale in Virginia Water and Surrey

Whether you’re trying to secure a place in a top Surrey or London school, or you’re drawn to the beauty and prime location of the county, there are a number of gorgeous homes available right now in Surrey. We thought we’d give you a taste of what’s on offer with two of our properties at Barton Wyatt.

The first is a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Wentworth Estate Property has a guide price of £4,500,000. It is located near prestigious schools such as Eton College, Lambrook, and the two international schools we’ve already mentioned, ACS Egham and TASIS. In the prestigious 1920’s estate surrounding the golf course, this property is in a highly desirable location. The home itself is gorgeous, boasting a quaint charm and plenty of period character, surrounded by lush greenery and with a traditional, spacious interior.

The second is also a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, and has a guide price of £3,950,000. This superb house is located on Christchurch Road, with a breath-taking 1.425 acres of gardens. The property has a traditional style and old charm, with plenty of period features. Large windows allow light to pour into the spacious rooms, where high ceilings are reminiscent of the time in which the house was built.

Buy Property in Virginia Water

Increase your chances of getting a child into one of the top schools in the UK and enjoy the quaint, charming character of Virginia Water with one of the many available properties. For help finding your dream home in the perfect area, get in touch with our team at Barton Wyatt Surrey estate agents today.