We’re not wishing the summer away, but chances are you’ve already dug out the school uniforms, checked the shoes fit and are thinking about getting back to routine in just a few week’s time. With back to school on the agenda, we’ve been looking at the importance of proximity to schools as a crucial house buying factor.

An incredible 25% of parents have bought a home specifically due to the school catchment area, and it’s certainly an important item on the list with families willing to spend an extra 12% if it means they’re closer to their school of choice.

We’re exceptionally lucky to have a selection of high calibre schools on the doorstep of each of our branches with houses for sale within just a few minutes walk from reputable local schools. We’ve picked just one from each branch to showcase the family homes on offer.

Frimley Road, Ash Vale

st annesHouse Type: Four bedrooms, Semi-detached

Price: £425,000

Key Features: No onward chain, good decorative order, westerley aspect garden, three reception rooms, en suite, 0.5miles from North Camp Train Station.

Distance To School: 0.3 miles, just a 6 minute walk to Holly Lodge Primary School


The Grove, Farnborough

the groveHouse Type: Three bedrooms, Semi-detached

Price: £415,000

Key Features: Contemporary styles, fireplace in lounge, well-kept garden, modern kitchen, close to King George V playing fields, 0.7miles from North Camp Train Station.

Distance To School: 0.2 miles, just a 5 minute walk to South Farnborough Junior School, 0.3 miles to Salesian College, 1 mile from Farnborough College


Church View, Hartley Wintney

15 churchHouse Type: Three bedrooms, Detached

Price: Asking price of £495,000

Key Features: No onward chain, two reception areas, conservatory,  private rear garden, 0.5miles from Hartley Wintney Commons and the High Street.

Distance To School: 0.3 miles, just a 6 minute walk to Greenfields Junior School, 0.7 miles to Oakwood Infant School.


Bell Meadow Road, Hook

bell meadowHouse Type: Four bedrooms, Detached

Price: £475,000

Key Features: Extended, open plan kitchen/family/dining room,  en suite, 0.2miles from Hook Train Station and the Village Centre, 1 mile from M3 access.

Distance To School: 0.2 miles, just a 3 minute walk to Hook Infant School, 0.4 miles from Hook Junior School.


Firgrove Road, Yateley

ashdown cottHouse Type: Five bedrooms, Detached

Price: Asking price of £795,000

Key Features: Spacious corner plot, self-contained annexe with kitchen and family room, two en suites, 20ft lounge, double garage.

Distance To School: 0.2 miles, just a 4 minute walk to Yateley school, 0.6 miles from Newlands Primary School, 0.4 miles to Cranford Park CE Primary School.


Walker Close, Church Crookham

27 walkerHouse Type: Three bedrooms, End of Terrace

Price: £365,000

Key Features: Modern and new,  good decorative order, en suite, garden and parking.

Distance To School: 0.1 miles, just a 3 minute walk to Tweseldown Infant School, 0.5 miles from Church Crookham Junior School.


If you’re looking to move near a great school and are struggling to find the right home, register your details with your local branch today to be the first to know when something suitable becomes available. Alternatively, perhaps you live in a good catchment area and would like an up to date valuation of your home, we’d be happy to help.


If you would like to know more or arrange a viewing for any of the above homes, please contact the respective branch:

Ash Vale – ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk  – 01252 353030

Farnborough – farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 375999

Fleet – fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 812121

Hook – hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01256 764666

Hartley Wintney – hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 844015

Yateley – yateley@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 597900