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Wychavon in top 50 of best places to live to bring up children

Evesham Editorial 17th Oct, 2017 Updated: 18th Oct, 2017   0

WYCHAVON has been ranked as the 17th best place in the UK in which to bring up children, a survey has found.

The latest children’s Quality of Life Survey drawn up by Halifax places the district in the top 50 and ahead of areas such as Bromsgrove, the Cotswolds and Dumfries and Galloway.

The Orkney Islands and Shetland came out on top and retained their positions as the best place in the UK to bring up children.

A number of factors were taken into account by the survey to measure a child’s quality of life including class size, spending per pupil and academic results.




And to get a local authority area’s overall quality of life score, each area was graded out of 10 on seven factors from the employment rate, population density, average state school spending per pupil, secondary school pupil teacher ratio and personal well-being.

Coun Linda Robinson, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said: “We’re very pleased to see that the Wychavon district has been ranked so highly as a great place to raise a family.


“With high employment, good schools, wonderful play areas, outdoor spaces and access to nature, it’s not hard to see why it makes such a great place to raise a family.”

Russell Galley, Managing Director of Halifax, added: “Measuring the best quality of life for children covers a range of factors including class size, spending per pupil and academic results.

“Kids in the top ranked places will often be surrounded by a greater proportion of adults in full-time employment who also consider themselves to be happy. However, one potential drawback for kids in the top spots is that broadband speed is among the slowest in Britain.”

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