The area has a mostly three-tier school system (first, middle and high) some achieving an outstanding Ofsted classification, including St Augustines Catholic High and nearby Studley High School. The new Tudor Grange Academy and its feeder schools operate on a two-tier system.
As a new town planned in the 1960s the area still boasts modern facilities high-street brand shopping at the Kingfisher Centre, a multi-screen cinema and a leisure centre where the heating for the pool comes courtesy of the local crematorium. Arrow Valley Country Park is a beautiful escape of 900 acres, with a lake setting perfect for picnics.
Close to the M42, the town has a ring-road system designed to ease traffic flow around the residential areas and has a cloverleaf design which rarely, if ever, becomes congested. The train line from Redditch station runs to Lichfield via Birmingham and Four Oaks.
The Palace Theatre runs regular and hugely popular shows with tribute artists. Coughton Court nearby (run by the National Trust) holds family events throughout the year, as does Ragley Hall in nearby Alcester.
This calculator helps you work out how much mortgage you might be able to borrow based on your income. Sometimes taking out a joint mortgage can increase the amount you can borrow, especially if you both have well-paid jobs. Our calculator will provide an approximation of how much youre likely to be able to borrow but please remember this amount will vary from lender to lender and will also depend on things like your monthly credit commitments. Most importantly you need to be comfortable with the payments, not just now but also in the long term.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax on properties bought in England and Northern Ireland. You'll need to pay it when you buy a residential property that costs more than £125,000. Use our calculator to work out how much Stamp Duty you'll need to pay on your new home. You can also use it to work out how much you'll pay on an additional property that costs more than £40,000, like a buy to let or second home, which attracts an extra 3% charge.
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