More features and information than any other UK school guide!

Whatever it is you are looking for we have a heap of useful features
to help you to make an accurate, informed decision.

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Our intuitive, interactive map is a doddle to use

One if the best features of Locrating is that our interactive map is just so user friendly.

Schools and properties are shown in a clean, easy to understand fashion on a map that you can easily move around; school icons tell you at a glance the type of school and it's inspection rating.

Hovering over a school shows it's catchment area indicator, whilst clicking on a school or property icon pop-ups up a box with all the crucial information you need to know. It really couldn't be any easier, find out more in our guided tour.

The most accurate and frequently updated data

Schools are being continually inspected throughout the year.

Whereas most other school guides update their data only once or twice a year, we refresh our data every two to four weeks to ensure you are equipped with the very latest, most relevant information and inspection reports.

We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our data, which is down to our fastidious data processing. We continually compare ourselves with other providers (big and small) and believe that we are offering by far the most superior data.

All essential inspection reports and exam results

We continually collate, cross reference and cleanse data from a large array of sources, including:

  • Ofsted
  • Independent Schools Inspectorate
  • Bridge Schools Inspectorate
  • School Inspection Service
  • Estyn (Wales)
  • Education Training Inspectorate (NI)
  • Education Scotland
  • Department of Education (England)
  • Welsh Government
  • Education Scotland
  • Department of Education (NI)
  • Independent Schools Council
  • Data retained during Academy conversions

    A lot of schools have or are currently converting to academies.

    When a school converts to an academy the old school is listed as closed and a new one listed as opened in its place.

    However exam results and inspection reports from the old school are still relevant, at least until the new academy has results and inspections of its own. Hence, we display inspection and performance data from the old school with the new academy.

    Unique school catchment area indicator

    By analysing where previous intakes of pupils currently live, we are able to provide catchment area indicators around schools in England.

    Uniquely to us, we have removed pupils who are given priority over distance, such as siblings and children with special educational needs.

    Siblings typically make up a third or more of an intake and are usually given priority over more local children, which can dramatically distort the perceived catchment area of a school.

    We have some put together some useful notes on school catchment areas.

    Zoopla properties

    Our partnership with Zoopla allows us to display all properties currently listed for sale or rent on Zoopla, taken directly from their database.

    You can easily browse photos, floorplans, descriptions and price changes, arrange viewings, contact the agent and even create your own shortlist of properties for side by side comparison, viewing at a later date or sharing with friends.

    Create school and property shortlists

    You can quickly and easily create your own school and property shortlists; by clicking the heart icon at the top of a pop-up window.

    You can then compare your shortlisted items side by side, share your shortlists with friends and/or save them for use later.

    We save your shortlists in a cookie for you, so they are retained between browsing sessions. You can also click in the link box under our map to obtain a re-usable URL that contains your shortlists.

    League tables and school rankings

    Our league tables and school rankings are calculated by comparing the performance of pupils in the key school phases, i.e. key stage 2, GCSE and A-Level (or equivalent).

    You can view our primary and secondary school league tables here.

    You can also view local league tables when using our map by clicking on the "Schools Currently in View" button and sorting by one of the many options; such as key stage 2, GCSE or A-Level results.

    Great Support

    We are always here to help if you have a query regarding any of the data shown on our site.