School type - Primary, secondary, nursery or special
Area - all of Wales, four regions within Wales, or the 22 local authorities
Postcode - or you can use your postcode
The results will show up on a map, and in a list. Click on the school you want to look at, and it will take you to a summary page, with the basic information on the school 'at a glance.' Things like the address, whether it's English or Welsh medium, and attendance rates are listed here.
You can then click on options like 'staff', 'finance' or 'attainment' for more detailed information, including charts.
There are sections on the site with Frequently Asked Questions, and a Glossary, particularly for explaining some of the terminology.
A new website has been launched to give parents the power to see how schools in their area are performing.
The 'My Local School' site is a Welsh Government project designed to give information to parents and carers about educational statistics in Wales.
It allows users to access a variety of information about schools, including how many teachers there are, how many pupils go to the school and how much money is spent on facilities. Parents can also find out how the school is performing in terms of exam grades.