Philip James Wilson continues to play a part in our Heatons community


By Greg Davies, branch manager at Philip James Wilson

We’re incredibly lucky in The Heatons to have such good primary and secondary schools, along with a fantastic community and so many beautiful and attractive period homes.  

One of the most important factors for many families moving house within The Heatons, or moving from another area, is the school catchment area. The highly-sought after Priestnall Secondary School, in Heaton Mersey, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, while the primary schools in the area are also incredibly popular with families.

Over 2016, we found that a large percentage of house sales in The Heatons are to people who have moved from other areas, either within Greater Manchester, or from elsewhere in the country. For families with young children, school places play a large part in the decision to buy in The Heatons.

Coupled with the beautiful period properties across all areas in SK4, this means that properties are being sold within days of going on the market. In fact, such is the demand, many prime properties are being sold for over and above the asking price,.  

At Phillip James Wilson, we think it’s really important as a local business to play a part in our local community and support our schools wherever we can. Last year, our Heaton Moor branch sponsored the boys’ and girls’ footballs teams at Priestnall School, buying five new kits for the teams to play in.

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Headmaster John Cregg at Priestnall School said: “It’s been fantastic for Priestnall School to have the support of our local estate agent Philip James Wilson. Our football teams have really appreciated their new kit and are looking forward to playing in them in 2017.”

The five teams of football superstars, across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, have started wearing their new kits  to play in. We’re really proud of the teams’ progress, and we are following their achievements throughout the season.

Years 8 and 10 are currently in the Stockport Cup final, and the Year 8 team are in the last 16 of the National Cup. You can follow the teams’ progress from the school’s Twitter feed: @PriestnallSch.

Back in October, we ran a ‘Spookiest House’ competition with two local primary schools – Tithe Barn Primary School and Norris Bank Primary School. The winning artists from each school won tickets for five people to the Sealife Centre, and there was a £20 Toys R Us gift voucher for each of the runners-up in both schools.

Now Christmas and New Year are well behind us, we’re looking ahead to Easter and we want people to contact us with ideas for our Easter competition for schools. We’re looking for a fun theme to really get our local school children excited – and we will ensure there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Easter traditionally marks a busy time for estate agents, as homeowners often use the springtime to spruce up their homes ready to go on the market. Although, in truth, the property market doesn’t really slow down in our branch, we are expecting to get even busier this spring!

If you’re thinking about making a move this year, please do drop me a line for any advice and a free valuation.

Don’t forget to send us your ideas for this year’s Easter competition. The winning entries will be displayed in our large office windows on the corner of Heaton Moor Road and Balmoral Road.


Call: 0161 431 5556

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