New school information site

A new website has been launched to give parents information on how their local school is performing.

How to use new school information website

The 'My local School' website launched today. Credit: here

The address for the new school information site is: http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/

When you get there, you will need to search by:

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.

New website shows parents how schools are performing

We know that Welsh parents want to know how local schools are performing.

Data of this kind is becoming more readily available. The site gives parents a clearer picture of how schools across Wales are performing.

Improving openness and transparency of school statistics will also allow parents to have more informed discussions about raising standards in our schools.

We want to encourage parents to engage in the school improvement debate and so we are providing them with the information to do so.

– Leighton Andrews, Education Minister

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'My Local School' education statistics site launches

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.

To see how schools in your area are performing, visit the My Local School website.