School finder

Average: 2.5 (24 votes)

Developed by: 
Ave Wrigley

Simple application that lets you choose your local schools by ofsted score. http://www.schoolmap.org.uk/

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Comments

unreliable

The app doesn't work properly. Firstly the postcode finder doesn't work and more importantly it doesn't contain 5 schools which are within 3 miles of my house (2 private and 3 state). All have ofsted reports if you go to the ofsted website.

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Here is a site that works ...

www.locrating.com - "offers a unique way to find schools based on their Ofsted rating, by plotting them on a scrollable map using markers which indicate their overall effectiveness rating by Ofsted. It also shows exams results and links to the sources of this data."

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Ofsted Score?

This does not use ofsted ratings- it uses end of KS2 results, definitely not the same thing.

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map

Well ... when I type in my postcode, the map actually locates me in a different location from where I actually live, making the results pretty meaningless. These basic issues surely should be worked out first.

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Postcode incorrect

Hi, Ths returns an incorrect location and map position for my postcode in Bristol BS7. Is this a known error?

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School Map

Poor recognistion of Post codes, placed a post code in seperating the two parts, got given a primary school 4 miles away, (local primary school 0.5 mls). Then typed in post code joined together, got a another school 6 miles in the other direction, however as I went through the drop down menus I suddenly go more schools offered including my local school.

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School Finder

A great idea, but sadly it is in accurate. I entered in my correct postcode and it highlighted a different area. So the schools where not local. Try updatinfg your postcode database!

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Post code data.

It is an inaccuracy in converting postcode to google maps lat long codes.

I have a way of doing this if the site author would like to know the solution...

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Programme places the postcode

Programme places the postcode entered int he wrong place on a map of Cambridge, and locates the actually closest schools in the wrong place on the same map, fairly useless!!!

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Not uk

Hi Scotland

Not included

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School Finder

Input DN9 1JN

Map placed me at a point some six miles away, with no sign of the High School (South Axholme) which is mid way between here, and where the system had placed me. Daft? or what ?

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schools are missing

Postcode found my location OK but none of my 4 nearest schools were shown. Also as another comment has indicated Key stage 2 results different from Ofsted grade.

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Be nice if the website worked

Be nice if the website worked for either safari or firefox on the mac. I enter my postcode and am presented with a blank page - no data is returned.

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Does it work?

Great idea but I just get a blank page when I enter my postcode or my city.

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very good page.

very good page.

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schoolmap.org link

Surely the ultimate comment to date!?

Inputing my postcode, DL3 etc the site took me to a map of a school in ....................................... San Francisco !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....so, in my opinion, nothing has been corrected since the previous comments.
Could do better!!!!!?

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Pretty darn good, as granny used to say ...

Well, after reading some dour comments, I tried this for my area, Barnard Castle [DL12 ...], using postcode (how could one get a San Francisco locale; the U.S. postal codes are all-numeric?).  Quite amazing!  Hat's off to the inventor for such a useful tool.

Now, if we could only link to OFSTED and ECO-Schools's gradings ....

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very very helpful

thank you for this service, it is very very helpful

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Try my school finder demo

Try my school finder demo here http://ebusinessconsultant.co.uk/find-schools/index.php Use the "Filter your result" on the right to fine-tune your result.

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school app

Didn't include any of the nearest state  primaries.

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