Shortlisting – Gender, Age, Religion & Selective

After creating a list of schools defined by location, you can narrow down your list further using other criteria – Gender, Age, Religion and Selective.

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Defining your search area

For Secondary State schools the first step is to find your Local Education Authority (LEA). It is your own LEA which is responsible for providing a school place. If you want to apply for a place at a school which is in a neighbouring LEA, because you live near the border, then you still apply through your own LEA. The neighbouring LEA can’t guarantee to provide you that place so it is advisable (possibly mandatory) to select at least one within your own LEA.

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Posts to come

Some of the future posts planned:

League Tables vs Performance Tables

Creating your own Achievement measurement

Creating a shortlist of schools

State vs Independent