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Esher & Claygate area guide

The pretty and popular commuter town of Esher in Surrey sits on the old London to Portsmouth road, 14 miles south-west of central London, and attracts loyalty from Londoners who move out for country air and good comprehensive schools. The area is highly desirable and perfectly suited for commuters. There are a number of excellent local schools as well as a vibrant high street with many boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Claygate was formerly part of the parish of Thames Ditton but the church of Holy Trinity was built at Claygate in 1840 and the village became a separate parish a year later. The church was extended in 1860 to cope with the increasing population. There is now a small selection of shops on the main road leading to the Station. Quiet residential roads and small private avenues make up the majority of the residential housing areas.

Amenities

Situated on a direct train line to Waterloo, the area has benefited from the “south-west London effect”, with many families cashing in on the growth in property prices in south west London and moving out to Esher and Claygate to get more outdoor space and comparative value. This is also an area popular with professional sportspeople and celebrities — the Chelsea F.C. training ground is in nearby Cobham — who buy large, newly built mansions.

There are a variety of local attractions, from the Daytona Raceway to the famous Sandown Park Racecourse. Claremont Landscape Garden offers a peaceful retreat for visitors, and there is a local cinema on Esher high street.

Property

Esher has a wide variety of charming old cottages and substantial period houses. The well-known private estates of Claremont and the Crown Estate, Oxshott, offer secure, private gated developments. There are numerous smaller developments too. The most prestigious locations are Esher Park Avenue, Sandown Avenue, Clare Hill and Blackhills, St George’s Place and Wootton Place.

Home values in Esher

Schools

Bloo House LEA : Surrey
The Lodge (Moore Place) Contact : Piers Hesketh-Gardener
Portsmouth Road Tel: 01372 477 113
Esher
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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This is a primary school
Claremont Fan Court Lower Junior Dept LEA : Surrey
Claremont Drive Contact : Alison Walls
ESHER Tel: 01372463695
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This is a pre-school
Claremont Fan Court School LEA : Surrey
Claremont Drive Contact : P B Farrar
ESHER Tel: 01372467841
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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Claygate Montessori School LEA : Surrey
Claygate Village Hall Contact : Michelle Mackrell
Claygate Tel: 07711556674
ESHER
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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This is a pre-school
Claygate Primary School LEA : Surrey
Foley Road Contact : D Taylor
Claygate Tel: 01372465348
ESHER
Surrey Ofsted Report
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This is a mixed sex primary school
Grantchester House School LEA : Surrey
5 Hinchley Way Contact : Mrs A Fry
Hinchley Wood Tel: 02083981157
ESHER
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This is a mixed sex urban other independent school
Hinchley Wood School & Sixth Form Centre LEA : Surrey
Claygate Lane Contact : Mr S Poole
Hinchley Wood Tel: 02083987161
ESHER
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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This is a mixed sex urban secondary school
Milbourne Lodge Senior School LEA : Surrey
43 Arbrook Lane Contact : Patrick Maclarnon
ESHER Tel: 01372462737
Surrey Ofsted Report
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This is a mixed sex other independent school
River Mole Pre-school LEA : Surrey
Arrow + Trefoil Hall Contact : Penny Clarke
West End Lane Tel: 01372802419
ESHER
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This is a pre-school
Rowan Preparatory School LEA : Surrey
6 Fitzalan Road Contact : Elizabeth Brown
Claygate Tel: 01372462627
ESHER
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This is a pre-school
Shrewsbury Lodge School LEA : Surrey
22 Milbourne Lane Contact : Ms Gill Hope
ESHER Tel: 01372462781
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This is a pre-school
Teddies Nurseries LEA : Surrey
5 Wolsey Road Contact : Kelly O’Connor
ESHER Tel: 01372210904
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This is a pre-school
West End Playgroup LEA : Surrey
West End Village Hall Contact : Mrs Julie Simmonds
West End Tel: 01372469157
ESHER
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This is an urban pre-school
Cranmere Primary School LEA : Surrey
The Drive Contact : Gillian Freeman
ESHER Tel: 02083985580
Surrey Ofsted Report
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This is a mixed sex primary school
Emberhurst School LEA : Surrey
94 Ember Lane Contact : Mrs P Chadwick
ESHER Tel: 02083982933
Surrey Ofsted Report
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This is a mixed sex urban other independent school
Esher Cofe Aided Primary School LEA : Surrey
Milbourne Lane Contact : Mrs S Vanstone
ESHER Tel: 01372463139
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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This is a mixed sex urban primary school
Esher Cofe High School LEA : Surrey
More Lane Contact : Mr S Morris
ESHER Tel: 01372468068
Surrey Ofsted Report Page
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This is a mixed sex urban secondary school

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