London Area Guides
South Kensington Area Guide
Our area guide to South Kensington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW3, SW7, W8
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Schools in South Kensington & Exam Results
Schools in South Kensington fall under the Kensington and Chelsea Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in South Kensington by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within South Kensington
South Kensington Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the South Kensington area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kensington and Chelsea||£836||£975||£1,115||£1,254||£1,533||£1,811||£2,090||£2,508|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
South Kensington Local Authorities
South Kensington is is represented by Kensington and Chelsea Council, Westminster Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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