lo·crate v. lo·crat·ed, lo·crat·ing, lo·crates
1.To locate by rating: they locrated their new house using locrating.com
by Lewis Tandy, Director
Back in 2009, when my wife and I considered moving home, we didn't know where we wanted to move
to, but we definitely wanted to be near good local schools for our children. Every
time we found a potential area, we spent hours trawling the web gathering information
on local schools and reading their Ofsted inspection reports. It took us ages and
quickly became very frustrating.
We did find some websites that speeded it up a little, but we soon discovered that
their data was unreliable; some schools were mysteriously missing and often links
were broken and data out of date. They almost always required a postcode to be entered
to start with, something we often didn't have.
We decided that what we needed was something that showed schools on a map, which
you could scroll around and most importantly showed, at a glance, some crucial information
about the schools; primarily their Ofsted report ratings and exam results. So we
Googled and browsed all night, but it became clear that there was nothing out there
that does this. So, being a software developer, I decide to write one for us ...
and Locrating.com was born.
Wind on a few years and my wife and I were researching our next move, this time outside
of London. However due to work and family ties, we still need to be with easy reach
of the City. So we started investigating commuting times and discovered how extremely
tedious this process is. In fact, I concluded that without a computer crunching
all the data it would be impossible for us to be sure we had covered all the potential
places to live within a reasonable commuting time. So, it was back to the drawing
board ... and our commuting map was born.
2015 Update: Well, they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". It seems every week there is a new
site out there, which has clearly taken their inspiration from us. Thank you to all of you that have spread the
word about locrating; please continue to do so, we need your support in what is becoming an increasingly competitive area.
Locrating.com has been lovingly built in London, UK.
We always welcome feedback, be it good or bad. Feel free to contact us with any
comments, suggestions or complaints. Our contact details are:
4 Calder Court,
Amy Johnson Way,
0800 033 7252
Thank you for your support and please keep sending us your comments, we love to read them.
I love this site, exactly what
I was looking for, in order to find a new location to live near london (and the
house search helps too!)...
from Matt (3rd May 2015)
Thank you for a brilliant and helpful
from Lenay (29th April 2015)
This is a great site, really excellent!
from Ian (22nd April 2015)
I do find the website amazingly
useful, and have told a lot of people.
from Paul (21st April 2015)
I am ex forces and when serving
moved around the country quite a bit and your website was a really valuable tool
when looking ahead at new locations.
from Rich (18th April 2015)
... this evening I found your web-site.
It is far better from a schools point of view than anything else I have looked at.
from Guy (30th March 2015)
You've done very well.
from Dean (11th March 2015)
Congratulations on what you are doing
from John (6th March 2015)
Congratulations and appreciation for setting up something so useful!
from John (1st March 2015)
I think your website is great
from Freddie (26th February 2015)
Thank you very much for your great web site. It is really useful to target the right home given important criteria.
from Tom (22nd February 2015)
Stumbled upon your site and love what yo have done with the data.
from Brett (16th February 2015)
I'd like to say that I very much like your website ... It's good to know your website was accurate :-)
from Gary (7th February 2015)
Thank you for running a great website
from Gausul (6th January 2015)
This is a brilliant site! Been invaluable for me so thanks ... and for keeping it free!
from Parm (2nd January 2015)
I have used your site a lot in the last few months ... much appreciated as I really find your site so useful.
from Janet (31st December 2014)
There is no doubt that Locrating is a brilliant website and big thanks for making it available for general public.
from Fayaz (17th December 2014)
from Dmitry (12th December 2014)
Wonderful maps! What a great service you are providing!
from Dean (11th December 2014)
Love your website from day 1. Great idea and work.
from Varun (7th December 2014)
One of my friends just directed me to your website and it's wonderful.
from Manasi (2th December 2014)
You have a brilliant site.
from Mike (14th November 2014)
I have got to say I am impressed with your commute map calculator...
from Samiul (8th November 2014)
Thanks for the website- it's great!
from Kirsty (25th October 2014)
I think the website is great...
from Kevan (22nd September 2014)
I thought I would just drop you a line to say that I love your website and the idea behind it. Truly exceptional and keep up the fantastic work.
from Sadik (3rd September 2014)
Thanks for providing such good website, it is very helpful.
from Shalabh (30th August 2014)
Fantastic work with your website!! Truly exceptional.
from Saket (10th August 2014)
I am a big fan of the site!
from Caroline (6th August 2014)
I found your site recently as we are looking to move house before our twin daughters start school, it is amazing and we are making use of it all the time, we have no set area we wish to move to so this is a big help for us!
from Simon (30th July 2014)
Locrating is a fantastic website. Very elegant and informative. I am a big fan! .. please keep up the good work.
from Sandeep (24th July 2014)
Hi, love your website
from Paul (22nd July 2014)
Ive just started researching primary schools for my daughter ... coming accross locrating is fantastic as youve got everything i want to know on one page, including all the results explained so simply - HALLELUJAH!! Thank you for creating it as i can see already it is going to make this 'journey' alot easier!!
from Sejal (8th July 2014)
Just to let you know [we] are now obsessed with your website, it’s a great idea!
from Henry (8th May 2014)
Thanks for the website. It is really handy & useful.
from Amar (6th May 2014)
Great tool by the way, keep up the good job!
from Fabio (24th April 2014)
I must say I’m really liking your site! It’s a fantastic tool for parents and really well put together.
from Patrick (17th April 2014)
Thank you for the great resource that you have created and made available, its very much appreciated and has proved to be a much relied on asset in looking for schools.
from Adam (1st April 2014)
I would like to express my gratitude
to the people who have participated in developing these website. It is very useful
to parents who want to find a good schooling location for their kids. Excellent
work! Thanks a lot!
from Krista (2nd March 2014)
Thanks for the excellent app!
from Mark (12th February 2014)
My wife an I are looking for our next house with our one year old and this site is an absolute Go[d] -send! Well done.
from Charles (10th February 2014)
Great website ... Many thanks.
from Harish (24th January 2014)
I just wanted to say thanks for creating such a fantastic website...
from Stuart (22th January 2014)
Great website, very helpful, great concept.
from Carolyn (9th January 2014)
This is the coolest website I’ve ever seen for relocating. We’re considering moving to the UK from the US and have found nothing even close to what your site provides…nice job!
from Ken (1st December 2013)
Thank you for creating such a smart and helpful mapping website ... Your website helped us spotting our next home in London, nearby outstanding primary schools. In 2 days, we arranged visits, made an offer that just have been accepted. Keep on this excellent tool!
from Olga (14th November 2013)
OMG you guys are amazing, thanks so much for your time Lewis and Erica!!!
from Anita (22nd October 2013)
Many thanks for such an excellent starting point stacked full of information.
from Marj (23rd September 2013)
Thanks Locrating you've made the house search so much easier and clearer!!
from Tina (20th September 2013)
Complements to the developer – this web application really is amazing, and a huge help to parents like myself searching for schools and property! I have found the tool invaluable in my search!
from Robert (9th September 2013)
Just had to drop you a note after discovering locrating yesterday. I love it – possibly a bit too much – but after having to look at property websites, then OFSTED etc. to suss out the best places to think about moving to, its just brilliant! Takes away so much of the hassle.
Many thanks, it must be a mammoth task!
from Josephine (14th August 2013)
I just discovered your website. It's brilliant. I've been looking for something similar for ages.
from Jacqueline (6th August 2013)
Have just found your website and
think it is brilliant.
from Amy (2nd August 2013)
I've been heartily recommending locrating.com.
from Tom (24th July 2013)
Amazing website.. great idea.
from Tulika (27th May 2013)
I AM ADDICTED!! Locrating.com is absolutely amazing. If you don't view this site when you are concerned about schools or moving or both you are literally mad.
from Samantha (23rd May 2013)
from Vasso (13th May 2013)
Just have to say you have created an amazing website and I so wish I had found it when we moved here. It would have saved us mountains of time.
from Janet (22nd April 2013)
from Katie (20th March 2013)
Fantastic website, you have saved us so much time! Locrating provides everything you need to research an area without even leaving the house. So useful to have so many excellent functions on one site and the fact that it is
regularly updated is brilliant. A huge thank you to everyone at Locrating.
from Ruth and Matt (24th February 2013)
Just want to congratulate you ... I feel very lucky to have found your site. It's saved me hours and hours of trawling!
from Maya (23rd February 2013)
Thanks for developing locrating.com. It is a
very useful tool in my house search and has saved me a huge amount of time in deciding
where to look for a place.
from Alex (3rd February 2013)
Well done, for filtering this much information
to a single site ... Thanking you once again for an extremely useful website.
from Abdulla (4rd October 2012)
A truly excellent website, congratulations!
Like yourselves I have exactly the same problem - trawl the web looking for a great
house and lo and behold your 'great' house is surrounded by less-than-great schools.
You website is ingenious in that you can concentrate your house search on the basis
of good schools. Lots of wasted time now saved.
from Jake (1st October 2012)
I'm on your website and think it is awesome!
from Lucy (26th September 2012)
Just wanted to say what a great website you
have created. I just went through the same process as you noted the same issues.
Then someone recommended this website to me.
from Tom (25th September 2012)
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