How to find a school catchment area

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How to find a school catchment area

Some parents specifically choose an area to purchase a property that is in the catchment area of an excellent local school.  When you need to know how to find a school catchment area, sometimes it isn’t as easy a process as it should be.

This part of parenthood can be quite daunting but hopefully, you will find this guide helpful.

Catchment distances vary from school to school and year to year.  Your best bet is to contact the school you wish your child to attend, they will be able to give you a radius to work from.

Please note, one of our members chose a house that she was advised by the school would be in the catchment area only to find that that particular year, the school had reduced the catchment area.

How to Find a School Catchment area for your preferred school:

  1. To find a Local School in England click here.

2. Enter your postcode, then fill in the drop-down menu.

3. You will then find all the local schools nearest to your postcode in map form.  Under each school listed it will show you approximately how many miles you are away from the school.  Make a note of that information.

4. Contact the school that you wish your child to attend, the school will advise you of their catchment area.

To find out more information about your local schools click here.

How to apply for a school place:

We have a guide for that too.  Click here for step by step guidance.

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