Mayor launches Schools Atlas

Mayor Boris Johnson has launched New London Schools Atlas; a new interactive map of London to build an overview of schools in the capital for parents, teachers and anyone with an interest in education.

Transparency at the heart of schools planning, says Mayor

We are putting information and transparency at the heart of schools planning in the capital. Whether you are a teacher, a policymaker or a parent, the London Schools Atlas provides a single authoritative resource for anyone concerned about education and seeking to understand the challenges of pupil numbers and places. This important new tool means that, for the first time, a range of information and data about school numbers, location, catchment areas and attainment is available in a way that is easy to use and to interpret.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

How to use the map

This video gives a detailed analysis of how to use the map - including how to find out where pupils who attend certain schools live, information about individual schools and easy access to their OFSTED reports as well as allowing users to search for schools in a certain ward or post code area.

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Map shows location of highest demand for places

Interactive online schools map launched today Credit: london.gov.uk

Covering primary and secondary provision, including academies and free schools, the London Schools Atlas for the first time uses data to illustrate current patterns of demand for places at a pan-London level, rather than within boroughs alone.

The London Schools Atlas shows what areas pupils attending a particular school are drawn from and the extent of mobility between boroughs. It also provides information about the performance of schools.

It gives projected changes in demand from 2012 to 2017, helping people to get a clear picture of where pressure on school places might be in the future.

The Mayor hopes that council communities and parents will use the map to identify areas with highest demand for new schools - so they can set up new academies and free schools in those areas.

View the map here.