Search the official database for primary, secondary and special needs schools near you or anywhere in England. You can also access Ofsted reports and get information on school performance.

What you need to know

Start now on the Schools Finder

The database includes the following school types:

  • primary
  • secondary
  • special needs
  • state
  • private

You can search by:

  • location
  • name
  • local council
  • age range
  • gender
  • facilities, eg nursery provision, special needs provision
  • specialisms, eg sports, technology
  • state or private funded

Search results give:

  • an overview of the school
  • performance scores
  • map and directions
  • local council details

You can save and compare your search results and the system will store your favourites for up to 90 days.

Find out more about school admissions and when and how to apply for a place for your child.

Schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

You can search for schools in other parts of the UK using:

  • Available in England only

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