With data aggregated from 34,000 private and state schools, School Guide is the largest online resource for parents in the UK
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Catchment Heat Maps
Can I get my child into this school?
See the likelihood of admission to your selected school based on your postcode with our exclusive heat maps. Are you very likely (red), quite likely (yellow) or less likely (green) to fall into the catchment area? School Guide’s unique maps are based on exclusive government data. Fully interactive.
Official Exam Data
How does the school perform?
Unbiased and updated daily,
all of our information is from official sources including Ofsted, Department for Education, Independent Schools Council and more. Find out SATs, GCSEs and A level results, Ofsted reports & gradings and all other KEY statistics in one place.
What do parents say about the school?
TripAdvisor-style school reviews.
Get the perspective and honest feedback from 1000s of parents.
"As good as being at the school gates."
Which local school performs best?
No more time wasted on struggling to find or understand the stats you want. Instantly read the data so you can compare local options easily.
Unique Star Ratings
See overall performance at a glance
Based 100% on official data, we created our own algorithm to crunch the official data and return a star rating summary indicator of academic performance in the last school year.
Trusted by schools and parents
Instead of having hundreds of tabs open comparing schools with different government websites, confusing data, questioning the reliability and biased school websites, you can finally search and compare all the schools you want on one platform.
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News, videos and photos posted directly from schools to give personality to the raw data.
Expert blogs on admissions, school open days, homework, tests, 11+ papers, catchment areas and National Curriculum changes to complete the picture.
Valuable, local information from parent reviews alongside school data to help you decide which schools to visit.
School Guide was built for parents to have a one-stop-shop for school information so they can make an easy, informed and calm decision.
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Unique star ratings based on official school data
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"I wish I'd had a site like School Guide when I was first looking for schools for my children. All the exam data, catchment information and parent reviews are in one place to help you submit a successful school application.”
Victoria, Founder of School Guide
Thinking ahead to the next stage in your child’s education? Or moving home but want to know the best schools beforehand?
It’s hard to know where to start when looking for the best school for your child. It’s a very important decision and schools differ in so many ways. This is why School Guide was created and now trusted by 15,000+ parents every day.
We all want to set our children up with the best opportunities in life and what better way than choosing a school that is best suited to your child’s individual needs so they grow and develop in their own way?
Whether your child is going to primary or secondary school, it can be so overwhelming to choose a school - one you’re happy with and one your child is happy with. Most of us have some indication of which schools could be in the running but we want to gain expert advice and guidance on how the schools really perform - on a data and human level (i.e. parents in the playground!). And, importantly, for state schools, whether their home postcode puts them in the catchment area.
School Guide is the only site in the UK that provides stats from 34,000 different schools all using official sources and candid reviews by parents who actually have children going to a particular school.
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