Merton Teaching Jobs
Why is Merton a popular choice for teaching jobs?
Although the Borough of Merton is famous for hosting Wimbledon, most of the year it’s a peaceful and tranquil part of London. From the charming and affluent houses of Wimbledon Village to the affordable period terraces of Colliers Wood, it’s perfect for first time buyers and families alike.
One of the main attractions of the Borough of Merton is the excellence of its schools, with both state and independents achieving better results than the average in London.
Merton is also one of the safest boroughs, with a crime rate far lower than average, making it the perfect place to work as a teacher.
What is the cost of living in Merton?
Merton in numbers:
- The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Wimbledon is £1,292 pcm, compared to £1,662 pcm in central London
- The cost of living for a single person in Wimbledon is £761 pcm, compared to £772 pcm in London
It’s not far from central London — the journey from Morden Station to London Bridge Station is 31 minutes via London Underground.
How many schools are there in the area?
Of the 20 registered schools in the Lambeth area:
- 7 schools were rated outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection, 8 good and 1 requires improvement
- 1 are academies, 15 are maintained schools, 3 are independent and 1 is a special educational needs school
- 18 are primary schools, 5 are secondary schools and 2 are schools for those aged 16-18
- 16 have no religious character and 4 are Christian faith schools, (3 are Church of England, 1 Roman Catholic)
Why choose a teaching job in Merton?
Excellent transport links to London
Conveniently close to the capital while retaining a peaceful suburban atmosphere
An ideal place to raise children
Many beautiful and affordable houses which make good investments
How we can help you
Our mission is to place talented teachers, teaching assistants and other education professionals in their ideal roles – not only in the UK but all over the globe.
At Engage Education we specialise in supporting teachers into their new roles. That’s why we provide local support for all our teaching staff, no matter how diverse their subjects, schools and teaching styles.