There are many reasons why people choose to move to (or out of) a particular district or area, and living within easy reach of a good school is one of them. Proximity to high-achieving schools is often something property seekers are not willing to compromise on. For many parents, a long school run is neither feasible nor appealing. Some parents have a particular school earmarked for their child or children before they even reach primary school age.

If you are looking for the best schools in Islington or the nearby areas of Stoke Newington, Highbury, or Newington Green, then you are in luck. Islington Council has been recognised as one of the best education providers for primary performance in the country, according to a report from the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) thinktank.

If you have children of primary school age and you’re looking to move to an area where there are good primary and secondary schools nearby, Islington won’t disappoint.

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Ambler Primary School and Children’s Centre has 89% of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics, which is above the national average. In 2017, the school was awarded an ‘outstanding’ score by Ofsted. Ambler Primary School is just one from a long list of the best schools in Islington.

Busy parents do not always have extra time to research schools, so moving to an area where you can be assured of excellent educational opportunities is still important.

We have compiled a comprehensive list of primary and secondary schools in Islington and the surrounding area:



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