The In Your Area website will be closing on the 4th July 2013, data from the website will be archived and made available on gov.uk.
The latest official statistical publications from the department are now published on gov.uk.
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The In Your Area website allows users to access key facts and figures about education and skills.
Where possible the information is displayed at a very local level, for example Parliamentary Constituency, and all information is displayed at the lowest possible level.
The information available on the site includes :
Information can be accessed in two ways:
Postcode search - please enter an English postcode or location name in the box and click Go. If the postcode entered is a valid postcode the system will display a variety of data items relating to the Parliamentary Constituency for that postcode.
Interactive Map - by moving your cursor over the map a list of Local Authorities in each region is displayed. By clicking on either the map or the name of the region you can "drill down" to the required Parliamentary Constituency.
This tool allows you to calculate the straight line distance between two postcodes. A batch facility is also provided.
Users should note that the Postcode Distances Tool should not be used as a definitive measure of distance for school admissions purposes.
This tool allows users to determine the IDACI score and rank of any postcode in England. The IDACI score and rank are for the Super Output Area (SOA) in which the postcode lies.
The IDACI score and rank of IDACI have been sourced from Communities and Local Government, Indices of Deprivation 2007.
For definitions of terms used on the site please click on the Glossary link in the In Your Area menu.
If you have any enquiries or comments please contact us by using the feedback form. This is accessible via the Feedback link on the In Your Area menu.
This section contains national summary information relating to Education and Skills.
This is a link to the School and College Performance Tables site on the Department for Education website. The performance tables site allows users to access Key Stage and GCSE data about individual schools.
This is a link to the EduBase website. EduBase is a register of all educational establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education and Skills. It allows both the general public and government officials to access up to date information.