Stockton-On-Tees, or simply Stockton as the locals call it is a large town situated in County Durham. Stockton is an excellent place to call home for a family. If you’re moving into the area or just relocating, you’ll want to know everything before making the final decision.
Stockton has a wide selection of primary schools, secondary schools, and special schools. Many of which have been deemed outstanding by Ofsted. There is also a selection of colleges and sixth form centres.
In this Accent Housing Blog, we’re going to discuss what are the best schools in Stockton-On-Tees, and whether it’s a nice and safe place to bring your children up.
Best Schools In Stockton-On-Tees
When searching for a school, one of the easiest ways to understand whether or not it’s a good school is by looking at its Ofsted ratings. Ofsted rates schools and colleges on a four-point score. 1 is Outstanding, 2 is Good, 3 Requires Improvement and 4 is Inadequate.
They have plenty of schools with an Ofsted rating of Good and Outstanding.
Best Primary Schools In Stockton-On-Tees
Crooksbarn Primary School and Harewood Primary School are excellent primary schools in the Stockton-On-Tees area, with an Ofsted score of 1.
If you require a religious school, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Catholic Academy is also deemed excellent.
Best Secondary Schools In Stockton-On-Tees
If you already have a family and your children are slightly older then I hope you’re reassured as there is a selection of fantastic secondary schools in and around Stockton-On-Tees.
The best secondary school in Stockton-On-Tees is Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy, (rated outstanding by Ofsted) closely followed by Egglescliffe School & Sixth Form and All Saints Church of England Academy.
Special Schools In Stockton-On-Tees
If your child requires a special school, you will be pleased to know that there is a selection of fantastic schools in the area.
Starting off at 5 years old, we have Green Gates Academy. When they reach the age of 11, Abbey Hill Academy is the best choice - all the way up until 19. Both with a rating of Good, both schools are great choices.
Is Stockton-On-Tees A Nice Place To Live?
Stockton-On-Tees is an excellent place to live, and that’s not just our opinion. Stockton-On-Tees has been voted the 6th best place to live in the UK.
The key factors taken into consideration when casting votes included crime, health, income, homeownership, and economic activity.
The town has come a long way in the last decade. In 2013/14 there was a partnership formed that included several organisations and agencies. The partnership set out to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the Stockton area.
The town has a variety of leisure activities, shopping opportunities and outdoor attractions.
The one that stands out for us is Tees Barrage White Water Centre. It’s an excellent attraction in the area, offering opportunities for a family adventure including white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, cycling, air trails and more.
Besides adventure, Stockton-on-Tees is host to Alpaca Alpaca At Leven Valley, a small family run alpaca farm where visitors have the opportunity to feed the alpacas… and who doesn’t love alpacas!
Finding A Home In Stockton-On-Tees
Finding a home in Stockton-on-Tees couldn’t be easier. We have a dedicated page outlining our available homes in the area. Alternatively, you can set up a Let’s Move account. This allows you to search and apply for the homes that suit you. Setting up an account is easy – all you have to do is fill in your details and verify your account through an email link.
Once your account is verified, you can start searching for and apply for suitable homes. You can even set up alerts, so you receive first-hand a notification when a new property is added.
Finding A Home With Accent Housing
Accent Housing has been providing homes for a diverse range of people since 1966. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
If you would like more information about finding a family home to rent in Stockton-on-Tees, then don't hesitate to contact the Accent Housing team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online contact form.