Camberley in Surrey Heath is an excellent place to raise a family. It has a wide selection of primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries. Many of which have been deemed Outstanding by Ofsted. There is also a selection of colleges and sixth form centres.
In this article, we’re going to outline the best schools in Camberley and highlight what it’s like to live in Camberley if you have a family.
Best Schools In Camberley
One of the most common ways to find the best schools in an area is to explore the 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.
Of the 40+ schools, colleges and academies located in or around the Camberley area in Surry Heath, none of them scored 4 and only a very small handful scored 3. The majority of schools have been deemed Outstanding or Good by the education regulator, which is a great sign if you’re considering raising children in the area.
Best Primary Schools In Camberley
Crawley Ridge Infant School, Heather Ridge Infant School, Prior Health Infant School and Ravenscote Junior Schools are all excellent primary schools in the Camberley area, with Ofsted scores of 1.
If you require a religious school, St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Valley End CofE Primary School and Walsh Memorial CofE Controlled Primary School were also deemed outstanding.
Best Secondary Schools In Camberley
If you have older children, you will be pleased to know that there is a selection of fantastic secondary schools in and around Camberley.
Tomlinscote School in Frimley, Camberley is one of the best schools, with an outstanding Ofsted rating. It also has a Sixth Form.
Gordon School, which is just 10 minutes outside of Camberley in Woking is also an Outstanding secondary school. If you want to stay close to home, Collingwood College is also a secondary school and sixth form in Camberley with a Good Ofsted rating.
Special Schools In Camberley
If you have a child or young adult with learning difficulties and you require a specialist school, there is a small number of great choices in the area.
Carwarden Community House School and Sixth Form is usually a top choice. Portesbery School is also an excellent choice. Both schools have an Ofsted rating of Good.
Is Camberley A Nice Place To Live?
Camberley is an excellent place to live for a family. It is located in Surrey, which is statistically the safest place to live in the South East.
Plus, it is on the London commuter belt, making it easy to have the best of both worlds. You can work in the bustling city of London, whilst enjoying life in the quiet yet charming town of Camberley.
The town is home to a range of independent shops, boutiques, brewery pubs, bakeries and lovely little cafes. It is also part of the Surrey Heath Council regenerations scheme, which is expected to improve the shops, homes, and open recreation spaces over the coming years.
There is plenty of things to do for the whole family. Camberley Theatre offers year-round entertainment and The Atrium in the centre of town provides plenty of leisure activities, including a cinema, bowling alley, restaurants and bars.
The up and coming town boasts an impressive events calendar featuring a range of events including an annual car show, open-air cinema, Christmas ice rink and monthly artisan markets.
If you prefer to be outdoors, you’ll love the greenery surrounding Camberley. Walking, rambling and cycling are popular past times thanks to the local beauty spots. Plus, Camberley Heath Golf Club is ranked as the 61st best course in England.
Accent Housing In Camberley
Here at Accent Housing, we are a dedicated housing association providing affordable, quality housing to a range of people across England.
In 2006, we merged with Peerless Housing Group allowing us to acquire a large range of homes in the Camberley area. These homes, which range from flats to houses, were previously transferred from the Surrey Heath Council to the Peerless Housing Group as part of a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer.
Thanks to this merger with Peerless Housing Group, Accent Housing can provide excellent, affordable housing in the Camberley area. However, because Camberley is such an excellent place to live, the demand for homes is always extremely high.
Because demand outweighs the volume of homes available, there are usually long waiting lists for homes in Camberley – and tenants are given a home based on their priority level.
Get In Touch
To be considered for an Accent home in Camberley, you must first be deemed eligible to join the housing register. If you would like some guidance on qualifying for an affordable home in Camberley, please get in touch with the Accent Housing team.
Alternatively, if you would like to own your own home in the Surrey Heath area, but are struggling to get onto the property ladder, get in touch with Homemade – our property sales team! Shared Ownership homes will soon be available in the Addlestone area.