It costs on average 2.6% more to buy a house near a primary school, according to a new report by property website Daft.ie.

This means that nationally people pay around €4,700 more to live within 200 metres of a primary school.

The cost of living near a primary school varies across Ireland.

In south Co Dublin, homeowners can pay around €25,000 extra.

Outside of Dublin, the cost is at its highest in Co Wicklow at €7,500 more.

For secondary schools, the national average to live within 200m of a school is around €3,600.

The report also examines the impact the type of school has on nearby house prices.

It reveals that proximity to primary schools costs more in rural areas than cities and towns, but less for secondary schools.

It also says that it costs more to live near primary schools that have smaller class sizes.