Simon Cowell 'splashes £15m on Wimbledon property to be closer to son Eric's ...

Simon Cowell 'splashes £15m on Wimbledon property to be closer to son Eric's school'

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Published: 00:09 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 03:13 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Simon Cowell has reportedly splashed a whopping £15million on a pad in Wimbledon because it's close to his son Eric's school.

The music boss is allegedly moving from his Holland Park home to the new six-bedroom house in the swanky London suburb due to the school system and the catchment area.

Both Simon, 59, and partner Lauren Silverman, 41, have their eye not only on a certain primary school for Eric, four, but on secondary schools for him to progress to. 

On the move: Simon Cowell has reportedly splashed a whopping £15million on a pad in Wimbledon because it's close to his son Eric's school

On the move: Simon Cowell has reportedly splashed a whopping £15million on a pad in Wimbledon because it's close to his son Eric's school

According to The Sun, a source close to X Factor judge Simon said: 'It’s a drastic move, spending £15million on a new house just to ensure your kids go to their chosen school. But Simon isn’t short of a few bob and Eric is the most important thing in his life.

'He and Lauren sat down and talked about where they wanted him to go to school, and given how much time they spend in England, they decided to be based here in the future more than in the US.'

Simon's old home is thought to be going on the market - which means he'll leave behind neighbours such as Elton John and The Beckhams.

The mogul has owned properties in London, Beverley

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