Where is Coventry?
The city of Coventry is located in the West Midlands, approximately 100km northwest of London. The city is well connected to London and other major cities via a network of fast trains and motorways.
Areas in Coventry
Coventry has many areas worth considering if you are looking for a place to live:
Foleshill – this district offers residents easy access to two parks (War Memorial Park and Coombe Country Park). It is also close to Stoney Stanton Road, which boasts an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. This area is home to Foleshill Fire Station!
Hillfields – this suburb was named after its hilly terrain. Hillfields has numerous green spaces where residents can enjoy picnics or simply relax. One such area is Beake Avenue Nature Park, which offers a wide array of bird species and other wildlife. Hillfields is also home to two well-regarded schools: Rudyard Kipling Primary School and Sidney Stringer Academy.
Longford – this district has everything you need for day-to-day living, including pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets (e.g. Tesco Express). Longford also hosts the Coventry Canal Basin – an attractive place to stroll along or stop for a bite to eat at The Boat Inn public house!
Stoke Aldermoor – this suburb boasts a number of primary schools (including St Anne’s Catholic Primary School) as well as Stoke Green Neighbourhood where residents can enjoy a tennis court, football pitch and children’s play area.
Cheylesmore – situated in the north of Coventry, Cheylesmore is home to Tile Hill Wood School (a specialist sports college) and Caludon Castle School (an academy). It also has a number of supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.
Universities in Coventry
Coventry University is the largest university in Coventry, with over 26,000 students. It offers a wide range of courses and has been awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Top Schools in Coventry
According to The Sunday Times, the best schools in Coventry include:
Caludon Castle School – an Academy in Cheylesmore, the Caludon Castle School is a co-educational, 11-18 school which achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in its last inspection.
The Blue Coat School – a boys’ grammar school in Finham, The Blue Coat School is one of the most successful schools in Coventry. It was rated as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ in its last inspection.
Cardinal Wiseman – a Catholic comprehensive school in Potters Green, Cardinal Wiseman was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is one of the most popular schools in Coventry.
Tile Hill Wood School – a sports specialist school in Tile Hill, the Tile Hill Wood School achieved a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in its last inspection.
Population of Coventry
As of 2018, the population of Coventry was estimated to be 327,700 people. With so much on offer, it’s no wonder that Coventry is a popular place to live!