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 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.
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.
We continually collate, cross reference and cleanse data from a large array of sources, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are always here to help if you have a query regarding any of the data shown on our site.
Indispensable tool for me as I am moving to the UK from Australia and was having a lot of trouble finding a good school. Using locrating in tandem with real estate sites made finding a place to live near good schools much easier.
We have been using locrating since the days when it was free...now they have improved the service with lots of additional features.. Good job :)
Does not get better than this
Its one comprehensive site where you can view of schools as well property. Does not get better than this.
An invaluable research tool
I use Locrating.com almost daily as a resource for my Education Consultancy business and find the tool invaluable. The web team are also extremely responsive to feedback and updates and are therefore able to offer a service that families can really rely on to educate themselves on schooling options in particular areas.
We used it when trying to pick a school for our 4 yr old daughter and I can honestly say I have no idea how we would have managed if it wasn't for Locrating.
The site is great and the only one (as far as we can see) that offers all the information combined in this manner. It's very easy to navigate and configure so you can see the information on the types of schools that you are interested in.
We can't praise it enough. If you care about the standard and quality of school you are about to send your kids to, there is simply no other way to go. Without this you either have to look up the Ofsted reports yourself or take a risk and rely on other people's opinions.
An invaluable tool for researching school choices
Locrating has been an invaluable tool for navigating school choices. So much information in one place. It’s great for seeing state & private schools in your area, previous years catchments plus links to Ofsted reports, school websites and more. You can filter those available with lots of useful options like boys/girls/co-ed, state/private, religion or Ofsted rating etc.
Also if you’re thinking of relocating for a particular school or just to a new area, you can then tick a box to show properties for sale or to rent on the map alongside the schools.
I had a couple of technical glitches and was skeptical about using email for support, however I couldn’t have been more wrong-Lewis was extremely helpful and quick to respond. My glitches were fixed very fast.
This website is genius!
If you're looking to move for schools or just research schools in a given area Locrating is invaluable. You can show schools on a map with catchment areas, alongside properties to rent or buy and use all of the usual search criteria for both including school results and rankings. I've used it now for secondary school research and again to plan a 6th form move. Finding Locrating has saved me loads of time and hassle and really taken the legwork out of the research. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Absolutely MUST if you are moving…
Absolutely MUST if you are moving houses, or selecting area to leave with a kids.
great website that also shows you available properties in schools' catchment areas
this is a great website that does what it says. also very handy when you are looking to buy. We have a 2 year old daughter and are currently looking for properties near a particular primary school. the map can include zoopla listings and so you can easily look at the properties available in the catchment area.
Great web site
Great web site. I love that it keeps improving and adding new features.
My family are hoping to relocate next year and it’s all with the help of Relocrating.
Well done !!
Locrating was amazing
Locrating was amazing. It saved me hours and hours of research. All the facts at my fingertips. I was able to scroll around and bring up the info I was interested in on all the schools in my area. It was a useful tool when thinking of areas we might move to as well. So much information. An incredibly useful website.
Useful when researching an area
Helpful and useful when researching an area. Has opened our eyes to some new options we have in our borough. Also, a necessity when looking for that next place where we might buy a house. Highly recommended!
Locrating really is a useful resource…
Locrating really is a useful resource which has helped my wife and I navigate the school situation for our young ones. The data is comprehensive and well presented. What a clever name too!
Smooth as silk
Super easy to use and gives a great picture of catchment area info in just a few minutes. Has helped me out a lot!
Absolutely brilliant! Loads of information, easy to use and for the best value. Much better than other sites I’ve tried.
Handy. Updated always. Saves time.
An extremely helpful website that made…
An extremely helpful website that made the search for the right house and the best local schools so much easier. The site was recommended to us by friends who used it when they moved last year.
Invaluable source of information
Invaluable source of information for parents needing more info about catchment areas and property prices within those. The data are accurate and the interface is easy to use. It was recommended by a friend and we found it an indispensable tool when looking at school for our children.
Although they're charging now it…
Although they're charging now it doesn't take away from the fact that it's a useful website to view all types of schools in your area. The comparison function and the property prices overlay on the map is very useful!
Locrating was a fantastic tool which…
Locrating was a fantastic tool which helped us filter down the many choices of schools we were presented with. We just moved to the UK from overseas and the consolidated console with information about nearly every school as well as real estate was a great help.
One of the best tools available
One of the best tools available in the market if you are planning to buy a property and are concerned about the schools in the area! User friendly and smooth, i think its good value for money.
This is such a great website
This is such a great website. It is so easy to see all the schools using the map and quickly read all of the relevant information about the schools. I like being able to order the schools in a specific area.