++ Exodus from London as families forced to leave behind England’s best schools in search of better quality of life ++
++ 45% of those leaving London are young families with children ++
++ NSN calls for new proposer groups to level the playing field++
Research by New Schools Network (NSN) has uncovered the number of young families moving away from London for a higher standard of living, and leaving behind the country’s best schools. The ever-increasing cost of living in the capital has seen a net loss of 78,000 people for the year ending 2015, an increase of over 36,000 on the previous year, with young families particularly likely to leave. If recent trends continue then NSN estimates up to 85,000 people, many of them young families, will have left London and the nation’s highest-performing schools behind during 2016.
NSN’s analysis confirms that it is young children and those starting families who are most likely to move. Of the 151,000 people moving out of London boroughs to other areas of the country, 11% were children aged six and under, and 34% were aged 25-39.