Harrow is among the best places to live in London when it comes to schooling, according to a new report.

Analysis carried out by Barratt Homes found that, overall, the borough is an attractive proposition when it comes to education.

It examined the quality of schools based on Ofsted reports, the likelihood of getting into your school of choice and the average house prices in the region.

Across London, Harrow has the third highest number of schools deemed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – 47.5 per cent are in this category.

It held the same position in terms of getting into your first-choice school, with 85.5 per cent of primary school applicants and 69 per cent of secondary school applicants successful.

And the comparatively reasonable house prices, when measured up against places such as Kensington and Chelsea or Richmond, means the researchers consider it the most well-rounded option.

Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Council, said the results are a great example of why people should consider settling down in the borough.

He said: “Not only is Harrow a fantastic place to live, with beautiful parks and great housing, but it also gives our children an outstanding education.

“Parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a school here because they have access to some of the best in the country.

“It’s no wonder we are streets ahead when it comes to giving our residents the best start in life, and why families tell us they like living in Harrow.”

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Bexley were among the worst areas when it comes to Ofsted ratings.

Along with Harrow, Lambeth and Tower Hamlets were deemed good all-round boroughs for schooling.