Does Trafford Manchester Property Investment benefit from being the ‘Smartest Place in England’?

Are parents despite for property in Trafford Manchester because of the good schools and access to al the Manchester has to offer?

It is no secret that parents are desperate to get their children into some of the country’s very best schools. Trafford Manchester is home to some of the region's top independent schools and has recently been dubbed the 'smartest place in England'.  Albeit by a UK Vitamin company, the importance of great schools in a local area cannot be understated. 

One of the key catalysts that drives housing demand is the desire for families to move to and live in areas that offer great schools. Making that move often occurs in anticipation of a child starting school or moving up to secondary school. This demand drives up the prices of housing, increases rental yield and generally creates a robust and thriving local property market.

Trafford Manchester tops the list of ‘smart’ places for education

The research by Supplement Place was done to discover where in the world can claim to be the smartest. The study analysed factors such as educational attainment, test scores and how many innovative and groundbreaking individuals each country has produced, to find out. They also looked at a number of education-related factors in all local authorities across England and ranked the areas by score. 

Taking the top spot for England was Trafford Manchester with an overall score of 7.43 out of ten. Trafford Manchester scored impressively on a number of factors, with a higher rate of 16-18-year-olds going on to higher education than anywhere else in the country (59%), as well as the third-highest rate of students achieving at least two A-levels (92.8%). 40 percent of schools in the Borough of Trafford are rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, the study also claims.

From an education standpoint, Trafford enjoys a tremendous array of opportunities covering 73 primary, 17 secondary and grammar schools, and 6 special schools. The area maintains a selective education system, with grammar schools, assessed by the Eleven Plus exam.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls is the most successful secondary school in Trafford and amongst the most successful schools in the country. Trafford College, a £29M “super college” in Stretford, is the only college of further education. 

Trafford College is one of the main providers of education and training in Manchester, offering quality, responsive provision which addresses the issues of young people, adults, and employers alike. The College has invested £50m in the course of recent years in world-class buildings and facilities.

The new £15million STEM centre opened its doors in 2013, giving the chance which guarantees that Trafford and Greater Manchester stay at the forefront of Science and Technology advancement. Some of the key features of the new build include excellent Engineering and Motor Vehicle studios, state of the art Science laboratories, modern classrooms with advanced technology, and even a specialist Green Room for the most recent environmentally friendly power energy resources.

The College has roughly 11,000 students, comprising 3,000 young people (aged 16-19) and 8,000 adults, full and part time. Young people leaving school can choose from traditional academic courses like A Levels, or vocational courses such as Apprenticeships; adults can take up learning as beginners or improve their career with higher level qualifications delivered in partnership with local universities, and employers can utilise the College's business training unit to increase the ability and skills of their employees.

Trafford Manchester Property Investment benefits from the some of the best education choices in the UK

The race for schools has driven a thriving property market in Trafford Manchester but there are some up-and-coming areas where one can still pick up a bargain. There is a place somewhere for almost any budget.

40% of homes in Trafford have increased more than the average wage in the past 12 months. Trend set to continue.

For both owner occupiers and property investors in the area, a Trafford property has proved itself a worthwhile investment. Property prices in Trafford Manchester could now be earning owners more than their salary, according to new research by Zoopla. A fifth of properties in the North West have increased in value by more than the average salary in the past 12 months, new data has revealed. In some areas of the region, the figure increases to nearly half of all properties. While the average salary in Trafford is £33,700, 40 percent of homes have increased in value by more than this in the past 12 months.

A reputable school can boost an area's home values and will figure into the profit when the time comes to sell. It will also attract the greatest number of potential buyers. Many buyers target neighbourhoods with reputable schools.

Learn more about Trafford Manchester's regeneration including all the new build opportunities for investors. Chat with the team on 02079236100 or book a time to look at the various options we have for Trafford Manchester Property Investment.

Brett Alegre-Wood
March 3, 2022

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