Searching for school information
To view a specific school catchment area, select Address on the home screen and type the school name in the search bar. Predictive text suggestions will appear as you type. The graduates cap icon indicates which suggestion is a school. Select the school you wish to research further.
Image 1: Searching for a school from the home screen.
On the next screen, you will see the school’s location pin and its catchment area shaded in purple. If a school doesn’t have a catchment area, you will see only the school’s location pin.
The school information panel displays the school address, school classification and a link to the school website.
If you have feedback about the school information displayed, for example, you are aware there’s been a change to the school catchment area, tap on the Suggest Information about this school link. Type your feedback in the comment box and tap Send.
Share this information with others by tapping on the share icon on the top right of the screen.
Image 2: Viewing school information and sending feedback.
Viewing a property’s school catchment area and nearby schools
After you have run a search for a specific property, scroll down to the Nearby Schools panel. The map displays the property and school location. By default, you will see the schools that the property is zoned for. Tap on All nearby to view other schools in the area.
Schools are categorised by colour and letter for easy identification:
- Grey/C represents a Combined Primary and Secondary School
- Blue/P represents Primary School
- Aqua/S represents Secondary School
- Purple/S represents Special School
The tags under the school name provide further school information:
- Single/Mixed Gender
- Year Range
- Student Enrolment Numbers
The distance of the school in relation to the property is also displayed.
Image 3: School catchment area and nearby schools information on a property detail screen.
Tap on a school to view travel times and the property’s location in relation to the school catchment area.
Image 4: Identifying travel time between a property and a school.
Watch this video to learn more about viewing school information on the RP Data Mobile app.