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Why is Uttlesford an ideal place for teachers to live?

This peaceful district in North West Essex is perfect for those who want to live in the South East without paying the extortionate prices common throughout the Home Counties.

The district of Uttlesford is nothing if not tasteful and its many towns and villages remain characterful and quaint, with medieval houses and rolling fields of green.

If you’re looking for an affordable market town, try Saffron Walden where the district’s council is based. Those seeking a more rural place to live should venture beyond the outskirts to the unspoilt prettiness of Finchingfield and Thaxted.


How does the cost of living here compare to London prices?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Uttlesford is £695 pcm, compared to a huge £1,662 pcm in central London. The cost of living for a single person in Uttlesford is £499 pcm, compared to £772 pcm in central London.


How long does it take to get to London by train?

The journey from Saffron Walden Station to London Liverpool Street Station is 59 minutes. The journey from Saffron Walden Station to Cambridge Station is 21 minutes.


Is there a mix of schools in Uttlesford?

Of the 775 registered schools in Uttlesford:

  • 117 schools were rated outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection, 437 were rated good, 56 require improvement and 6 were rated as inadequate
  • 252 are academies, 423 are maintained schools, 56 are independent, 37 are special educational needs schools and 7 are colleges
  • 651 schools in Uttlesford are primary schools, 187 are secondary schools and 131 are schools for those aged 16-18
  • 540 schools have no religious character and 232 are Christian faith schools, (191 Church of England, 36 Roman Catholic, 1 Methodist, 1 Quaker, 3 Other)


Why choose to teach in Uttlesford?

  • The opportunity to live in a quaint market town that is still conveniently close to London
  • Beautiful period properties that remain affordable
  • A strong sense of local community
  • Lovely rural scenery


Let us help you find your teaching job

At Engage Education we will do our very best to match you with your perfect teaching placement, no matter your subject of preference, teaching style or desired job location.

We place talented education professionals in jobs all over the country, from our head office in Watford, north of London.

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