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School Guide’s bold infographic style and no-nonsense approach to school statistics gives users an easy way to search and compare schools based on their own location. Every school page is colour-coded by type (primary, secondary and independent) and offers headline performance data, Ofsted results and a summary star rating. This information will be teamed with feedback from parents who know the schools first-hand and contribute via their Mumsnet local sites.
The partnership aims to provide parents with the information they need alongside reviews from the people whose opinion they trust.
Justine Roberts, CEO of Mumsnet said:
"We know our users really value the advice of fellow Mumsnetters, as the knowledge of someone who's been there, done that is invaluable. Choosing a school is a big decision for any parent, so, with the help of the School Guide we're combining the first hand experiences of parents with the most relevant online information to help make the choice a bit easier."
Victoria Bond, CEO of School Guide, created the site after she became frustrated with the lack of easy-to-read school information available online for UK parents. Victoria said:
"I've always admired the way Mumsnet pools knowledge to make parents' lives easier. Schools and education are a key part of family life and I'm thrilled that we can share the massive amount of homework we have done on schools with Mumsnetters so that they can quickly and easily find key information on all their local options."
Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 60 million page views and over 10 million visits per month. It has 180 local sites, as well as a network of nearly 5,000 bloggers. It regularly campaigns on issues such miscarriage care, rape and sexual assault and freedom of speech on the internet.
About School Guide
School Guide clearly presents official data on 30,000 UK schools. The site puts easy-to-read information on schools from all sectors at parents’ fingertips and is 100% free to use – no subscription required. School Guide: every parent, every school.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Victoria Bond, CEO, School Guide
Kate Hilsen, Press Office, Mumsnet
020 3598 2159