Moving to a new home, especially to a new area, can be a stressful time. It’s certainly a major life change, and one that deserves a lot of research beforehand: choosing the perfect place to live, the distance and route to your new job, and if you have a young family, where to send your kids to school.
With school catchment areas often being an overriding factor in where many people choose to live, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. So if Carshalton has made it as one of your ‘most preferred’ locations to settle down in, we’ve put together a list of Carshalton schools to help make your decision a bit easier.
Being just 10 miles due South of central London, you could be forgiven for thinking Carshalton might have been swallowed up by the ever-growing capital. In reality, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Though sitting just West of Croydon on the A232, with its excellent bus and rail links, Carshalton still has a village character at its heart, retaining all the suburban qualities it’s known for.
Among its scenic parks, landmarks, and listed buildings, Carshalton is well served for both primary and secondary education, with more than a handful of mixed schools in the area. There’s even Carshalton College for older students looking for full or part time courses, and apprenticeships.
But with each school committed to providing an inspiring and exciting learning environment for every pupil, the choice might be tougher than you thought - especially with the high Ofsted ratings in the area. Here, we’ve given you a list of just some of the many Primary and Secondary Schools in Carshalton and the surrounding area.
All Saints Carshalton C of E, Rotherfield Road, Carshalton SM5 3DW
St. Mary’s Junior RC, Shorts Road, Carshalton SM5 2PB
Barrow Hedges Primary, Harbury Road, Carshalton SM5 4LA
Carshalton High School for Girls, West Street, Carshalton SM5 2QX
Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington SM6 7PH
Stanley Park High School, Damson Way, Carshalton SM5 4NS
Wallington High School For Girls, Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0PH
While this list provides you a snapshot of just some of the Carshalton schools, along with some details and all-important Ofsted ratings, it’s intended only for guidance and information, rather than a definitive ‘best of’ list.
Nonetheless, we hope it’s a good start to your research, and helps you and your family settle into the historic and picturesque town of Carshalton.
Images used in this article are courtesy and copyright of Barrow Hedges Primary School.