For those relocating with children, accessing school places in ‘good’ schools (considered ‘good’ using the usual measures but also good for the child) is likely to be the most stressful aspect of the relocation. Many parents moving to the Manchester area seek school places in Trafford which is consistently one of the best performing education authorities in the UK. Trafford is one of the few authorities where the grammar school system remains and whilst offering excellent educational opportunities, can add to the stress. If you are relocating with primary school children, whether to Trafford or elsewhere, try to also consider catchment areas for senior schools when buying or even renting properties. Even if you only plan to be in the area for a specific period of time, things change and the move to senior school is here before you know it. You do not want to have to move again.
Manchester has been included in a recent New York Times list ‘The 41 places to go in 2011′ Nothing more needs to be said!
- Schools - Considering catchment areas!
- Manchester included in New York Times list 'The 41 places to go in 2011'