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How to research good primary schools and catchment areas

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Hi All

We are looking to buy in Melbourne in the New Year and before doing so I'd want to research the local primary schools and check what catchment area the postcode would be in.

Can anyone let me know if there is a central body logging this information?  Or is by local authority websites?  Or just general googling each primary school?

We are looking in several areas so it could took a while if there isn't a central system

Thank you


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Schools with specific catchment areas will advertise this on their website.


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it should not make a difference where you live, ALL schools should teach kids to the same standard then all kids would get an equal education and not just the ones whos parents can afford to buy a house in the catchment area of a good school.(usually well over the odds because its in the catchment area for a good school)
 

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, jaiden79 said:

it should not make a difference where you live, ALL schools should teach kids to the same standard then all kids would get an equal education and not just the ones whos parents can afford to buy a house in the catchment area of a good school.(usually well over the odds because its in the catchment area for a good school)
 

 

 

 

 

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"Good schools" often seem to be good because they have "good" kids attending them.  This then becomes a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy where people with money who care about education move in to the zones and send their kids to the "good" school.  In terms of actual skill of the teachers some of the less good schools have just as good teachers but they are working with kids who start from a much lower point and often don't value education or have other issues that make learning hard. 

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Schools usually reflect the suburb they are located in and if you wouldn't want to live in a suburb because of the neighbours, you probably wouldn't want your kids to go to school in the suburb so choose your home first and if you're happy with that then likely you'll be happy with the school and, if not, theres always the private system which is very popular especially at HS level. Schools change all the time too, get a new principal and they'll be gung ho about embellishing their cv and doing new things so even if there's a bit of a lull, change is found the corner. 

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Using data that has been provided by the Department of Education and the Office for National Statistics, we have created catchment area indicators for schools in England. By explaining what we have done and how, this post allows you to interpret our catchment maps.

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