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 14 August 2008

Primary school counts

Posted in: DCSF              

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Posted by: Amrdeep Singh

Public Sector Information Holder: DCSF

Information Asset: Primary school counts

The problem

I need counts of primary schools at postcode sectors/district level to create franchises for companies that market their products/services at primary school age children.

My ideal solution

As above.

What I would do

Use it in territory mapping/design.

Posted at Thursday, 14 August 2008 19:42:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 10 July 2008

School Performance Tables

Posted in: DCSF | REST API | XML              

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Posted by: Ave Wrigley

Public Sector Information Holder: Department for Children, Schools and Families

Information Asset: School Performance Tables

The problem

The DCSF school performance tables are available on the DCSF website (http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables/) but not in a format that is easily usable.

My ideal solution

I would like to access this data in a more convenient format (preferably XML, or through a REST API). I would also like to link this data with other information sources about schools (e.g. Ofsted reports) so it is important to have a universal system of school identifiers (currently DCSF and Ofsted appear to use independent systems).

What I would do

I would use it in my google maps schools mashup (http://www.schoolmap.org.uk/) to help people to access information about local schools more conveniently.

Posted at Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:30:09 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 8 July 2008

Schools database (EduBase)

Posted in: ATOM Feed | DCSF | REST API              

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Posted by: Feargal Hogan

Public Sector Information Holder: Department for Children, Schools and Families

Information Asset: EduBase

The problem

June 2006 I was setting up a school governors website and was very interested in allowing new members to say which schools they are associated with. I asked DfES for a list under FoI. Scottish, Welsh and NI lists are available.

DfES directed me to Edubase who 'allow' download of 150 school details for free but require payment (via "Go Direct" on 01943 854854) for larger tranches.

My ideal solution

A spreadsheet, similar to http://www.dfes.gov.uk/localauthorities/section52/docs/DfES_Leagateway_document_408.xls, published regularly but containing the fields listed in the Edubase dataset.

What I would do

Build a feed to make this available as RSS/xml

Posted at Tuesday, 08 July 2008 10:03:12 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #