Wokingham named best town

Wokingham named best town

Wokingham has been revealed as the best place in England to raise a family. Wokingham won the accolade with its combination of high average salaries, excellent schools and low crime rate.

A study looked at everything from education, safety and childcare costs to affordable homes, local amenities and green spaces.

It isn't the first time Wokingham has occupied the top spot. The town, just 39 miles from London, came first in the rankings in 2012.

According to the Family Hotspot Report by financial firm OneFamily, the average salary is £27,362 . more than £5,000 above the national average. And 66.8 per cent of pupils beat the benchmark of five good GCSEs graded A* to C.

Philip Mirfin, Town Mayor, Wokingham Town Council, said: 'I am truly delighted that once again Wokingham has been named as the best place for families to live in the UK. We are very fortunate to enjoy excellent schools at every Key Stage, together with some beautiful open spaces and a safe town that has a genuine community spirit. We pride ourselves in the arts and culture we offer and this ranges from our May Cultural month through to family fun days, theatre in the park and large scale annual events such as the Food Festival, May Fayre and Winter Carnival.'