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The best areas for Grammar Schools in London

Grammar schools in London are in very short supply. There are 19 Grammar Schools in London, all of them located on the outskirts of London.

The best areas for Grammar Schools in London

Grammar Schools are spread across all corners of London, from South-West to North-East. But one very important thing to think about is that a large majority of Grammar Schools are single-sex (16 out of 19). You should therefore consider your choices carefully, before making a decision on where to live to be in the vicinity of a grammar school.

If you are looking to move close to a London grammar school, here are the areas you should be targeting:

1 – South-West London:

  • Kingston
  • Sutton
  • Cheam
  • Wallington

2 – South-East London

  • Bexley
  • Bexleyheath
  • Sidcup
  • Orpington

3 – North-East London

  • Ilford
  • Woodford

4 – North London

  • Edmonton
  • Hampstead
  • Finchley
  • Barnet

You can also read more about each Grammar School in London in this article.

A practical, in-depth guide to grammar schools in London

All the information you need to find the right London grammar school for your child, and apply for a place:

  • A list of all grammar schools in London – updated 2023
  • A map to show the exact location of every grammar school in London
  • Overview of the grammar school education system
  • Which school year for joining a grammar school
  • When and how to apply for grammar schools
  • Useful links to the relevant local authority for the applications
  • Information on taking the entrance exam including how to prepare
  • Links to essential websites and resources
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