Sydney's Inner West
But as with any important purchasing decision, it really pays to do your homework. Here’s a simple 3 step progression, designed to educate your choice.
Future-proofing your school strategy
There’s no doubt that the choice of primary school is a key factor in the property buying decision. Ultimately, academic performance in Year 6 will determine which high school will enroll your child, so it pays to choose carefully.
All things being equal, however, it doesn’t hurt to think further ahead. If you’re impressed by the credentials of Beecroft primary, for example, you might want to at least look at secondary schools in the area. After all, one day little Rebecca might make it into a selective high school. Is there one nearby? Or, alternatively, is public transport supply plentiful, safe and close to home?
The rule of thumb, then, is: primary is primary, but secondary’s maybe something to consider for down the track.
The Best Choices have Done Their Homework
For most the choice of school will be based on sustained academic status. To investigate academic performance visit the my school website or do a Google search into ‘Best Schools in wherever’.
Once you’ve established a short-list, the next step is a bit more complicated. It involves unraveling the mysteries of the all important school catchment area. This is how I would approach it:
For more information and advice contact Nick Viner at Buyers Domain Australia.