Bingham is the ‘best place to bring up a family’

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Bingham has topped a list of places to bring up a family.

The Nottinghamshire market town has hit the top spot thanks to its excellent Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 school scores, childcare provision, low crime and affordable housing.

In total, 67 factors were considered by children’s savings provider Family Investments before creating the list in its third annual Family Friendly Hotspots Report, published today (Monday).

The report identifies the best postcodes for young families based on an analysis of 67 different factors. It looked at all 2,400 postcodes across England and Wales, and analysed data sets covering the main priorities for families when they are considering moving to a new area. Based on this analysis, the unique study identifies the top 20 postcodes offering the best range of essential and desirable factors for the ideal family environment.

Data included Ofsted results, crime figures, childcare affordability, parks and green spaces and leisure facilities.