Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

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OK, so that old tourist poster slogan “Life is Gay in Whitley Bay” from back in the day may be a little outdated in the modern world but this famous seaside town still has all of the hallmarks of a great place to be and live.

If you’re searching for property in Whitley Bay or unsure of the best places to live in Whitley Bay, distriktOnline can keep their eyes open for you.

Buy and sell property in Whitley Bay

Our dear friends in the nation’s popular press may wish to tell you otherwise but Whitley Bay isn’t just about stag do’s and sandcastles.

As well as its legendary nightlife and golden beaches, Whitley Bay is actually a brilliant family destination to live, work and play.

The best streets in Whitley Bay and the best properties

With a population of almost 40,000, the coastal beauty stretches northwards from the quaint fishing village of Cullercoats all the way to St. Mary’s Island in full view of the iconic lighthouse and centred around perhaps it’s most famous landmark, the Spanish City Dome.

As well traditional seaside amusements, properties by seaside parks and family walking routes, the town also boasts a bustling town centre with lots of flats and apartments to choose from, plus two high schools, award winning restaurants and a Shopping Centre.

We’ve provided a flat/apartment, a semi, a detached, a terraced house and a bungalow for each of the core categories.

The Top 5 properties in Whitley Bay are…

  • Esplanade | NE26-2 | Flat/Apartment | 2 Bed | £325,000 Asking Price | £135,487 Average Price
  • Marine Avenue | NE26-1 |Semi | 5 Bed | £615,000 Asking Price | £323,517 Average Price
  • Beverley Park | NE25-8 | Detached | 5 Bed | £830,000 Asking Price | £394,596 Average Price
  • Windsor Crescent | NE26-2 | Terraced | 6 Bed | £585,000 Asking Price | £237,596 Average Price
  • Grange Park | NE25-9 | Bungalow | 4 Bed | £350,000 Asking Price | £220,064 Average Price

The Top 5 Properties in Whitley based on average asking price are…

  • Turnberry | NE25-9|  Flat/Apartment | 2 Bed | £135,000 Asking Price | £135,487 Average Price
  • Brierdene Crescent | NE26-4| Semi | 4 Bed | £320,000 Asking Price | £323,517 Average Price
  • Dipton Rd | NE25-9|  Detached | 4 Bed | £379,950 Asking Price | £394,596 Average Price
  • Ocean View | NE26-1 | Terraced | 5 Bed | £230,000 Asking Price | £337,675 Average Price
  • Monkridge | NE26-3 | Bungalow | 2 Bed | £220,000 Asking Price | £220,064 Average Price

The Top 5 properties for investors and first time buyers in Whitley Bay are…

  • Edwards Road | NE26-2 | Flat/Apartment | 1 Bed | £64,950 Asking Price | £135,487 Average Price
  • Sycamore Avenue | NE25-8| Semi | 3 Bed | £115,000 Asking Price | £323,517 Average Price
  • Whitley Road | NE26-2 | Detached | 2 Bed | £260,000 Asking Price | £394,596 Average Price
  • Whitley Terrce | NE26-1 |  Terraced | 3 Bed | £112,500 Asking Price | £237,675 Average Price
  • Monkseaton Road | NE25-9 | Bungalow | 2 Bed | £139,950 Asking Price | £220,064 Average Price

Schools in Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is not only a highly sought after place because of its location to the sea and for the great properties in Whitley Bay but also because of its schools.

According to the stats, the best performing school in the town is Whitley Bay High School.
It has an Ofsted score of 1 and consistently delivers a great education for ages 13 – 18.

There are other good to outstanding schools in the town, including Valley Gardens Middle and Marine Park First School.

Let’s take a look at the schools in Whitley Bay in a little more detail.

Primary Schools in Whitley Bay

ST MARYS RC PRIMARY SCHOOL

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School near Whitley Bay is a good voluntary aided school for a 3-11 year olds for boys and girls. There are currently 257 pupils from the age of 3 to 11. It has an Ofsted report of 1 and has an extremely high Level 4 and 5 pass rate for Maths, writing and reading. Key Stage 2 was rated as good at 30.3.

VALLEY GARDENS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Valley Gardens Middle School in Whitley Bay is an excellent community funded school for 9-13 year-olds and has the highest Ofsted report score of 1. The school caters for 719 pupils at the moment. Recent Level 4 results were 84%, Level 5 were 26% and Key Stage2 rated as good at 29.3.

STAR OF THE SEA RC VA PRIMARY

Star of the Sea Roman Catholic VA Primary School in Whitley Bay is a voluntary aided school with an Ofsted Report score of one. This mixed gender school for 3-11 year-olds has 441 pupils and almost a 100% record for pupils achieving Level 4 in reading, writing and maths. Level 5 results were 38% and Key Stage 2 rated as excellent at 31.1.

MONKHOUSE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Monkhouse Primary School in North Shields, close to Whitley Bay, is a foundation school with an Ofsted Report score of 2. This mixed gender school for 5-11 year-olds has 209 pupils and has an impressive Level 4 pass rate where over 90% achieve level 4 in writing, reading and maths. Level 5 results were 20% and Key Stage 2 rated good at 30.3.

PRESTON GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Preston Grange Primary School near Whitley Bay is a foundation school for 5-11 year olds. There are currently 205 pupils and It’s well above the national average for pupils gaining 93% at Level 4 or above for maths, reading and writing. Level 5 results were 30% and Key Stage 2 rated good at 29.3.

CULLERCOATS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Cullercoats Primary School near Whitley Bay is a good community funded school with a recent Ofsted Report score of 2. There are currently 419 pupils with 30% of students receiving the highest score of Level 5 in reading, writing and maths and almost 80% get their Level 4 in the same subjects. Key Stage 2 was rated as good at 29.7.

WELLFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wellfield Middle School in Whitley Bay is a good community school with an Ofsted Report score of 2. The school caters for 298 pupils from the age of 9 to 13 and almost 90% of students reached Level 4 in writing, reading and maths. Level 5 was 22% and Key Stage 2 rated as good at 29.0.

MARDEN BRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Marden Bridge Middle School in Whitley Bay has an Ofsted Report score of 3 but performs well when it comes to students achieving at least Level 4 in maths, reading and writing. Currently there are 465 pupils from the age of 9 to 13. Level 5 results were 28% and Key Stage 2 rated as good at 29.0.

MONKSEATON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monkseaston Middle School in Whitley Bay also has an Ofsted Report score of 3 but meets the national average for pupils attaining level 4 in writing, reading and maths. The school currently has 320 pupils from the age of 9 to 13. Level 5 results were 18% and Key Stage 2 rated as good at 29.0.

Secondary Schools in Whitley Bay

WHITLEY BAY HIGH SCHOOL

Whitley Bay High School in Whitley Bay is one of the best schools in Tyne and Wear and has an Ofsted Report score of 1. This mixed gender foundation school currently caters for 1,602 pupils from the age of 13 to 18. The school sees almost 80% of its students get GCSE’s from A* to C and over 90% receive 3 A levels at least.

WHYTRIG COMMUNITY MIDDLE

Whytrig Community Middle School in Whitley Bay is a mixed gender school for 9-13 year-olds. Currently there are 182 pupils 91% of pupils achieve Level 4 in maths, reading and writing and has an Ofsted Report score of 2. Key Stage 2 was rated as average at 28.7.

WELLFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL

With an Ofsted Report score of 2 and an 86% pass rate for Level 4 maths, reading and writing, Wellfield Middle School in Whitley Bay is a mixed gender school for 9-13 year-olds. Level 5 results were 22% and Key Stage 2 rated as good at 29.4.

KINGS PRIORY SCHOOL

With an Ofsted Report score of 2. GCSE results were 71% and A level 98%. Kings Priory School near Whitley Bay is a mixed gender school for 4-18 year-olds. Currently there are 1,232 pupils.

ST THOMAS MORE RC ACADEMY

With an Ofsted Report score of 2 a 70% student happiness rating, There are currently 1,604 pupils from the age of 11 to 18. St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy near Whitley Bay has an Ofsted Report score of 2. 74% of its pupils achieve GCSEs from C to A*.

CHURCHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Churchill Community College in Wallsend, near Whitley Bay, is a mixed gender foundation institution where 70% of pupils achieve GCSEs from C to A*. It has an Ofsted report score of 1 – the highest available. Currently there are 713 pupils from the age of 11 to 18.

Transport in Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is often viewed as a commuter town for Newcastle and is seen as a tranquil retreat from city life. If you did decide to live here and work in the city, then it’s only ten miles away. It’s extremely easy to get to by car and is connected by the Tyne and Wear Metro.

An average Metro ride from Whitley Bay to Newcastle will take just 25 minutes and the same applies if you decided to take the car.

Leisure in Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is a family town and a great place to live if you’ve got young ones and like the outdoors. If you’re a shopaholic, independent shops can be found on Whitley Road and Park View selling fresh local produce, fashion and gifts. The Park View Shopping Centre has all the latest high street names and brands.

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