It only feels like yesterday that we were ushering in the start of summer, but now that September has arrived, the kids are back at school and the nights are growing longer.

So with the subject of school being at the forefront of many people’s minds at this time of year, we wanted to shout about a certain Rightmove feature that you may not be too familiar with.

We know that looking for the right school can be a struggle; combine that with the task of finding the right home and it can be a minefield.

But Rightmove’s School Checker gives you access to detailed information about schools in a given area, admission criteria and academic performance reports for the majority of schools across the country.

Once you’ve found the right home, whether on your mobile or computer, simply click on the School Checker tab to find the right school.

You can find the School Checker tab on any Rightmove property listing, where you can interact with the map to find out which schools are most suitable for you and your family.

Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “Looking for the right home near the right school is one of the most important factors that home-hunters tell us they look for when they’re thinking of moving. Many are willing to compromise on other factors if it means getting their children into a good or outstanding school.”

Nine in ten parents (93%) consider schools when deciding if a location is right for them, and 83% of them would consider moving to be near a good school.

Even those without children see it as an important factor, with almost one third saying they would consider moving to be near a good school.

To read more about our School Checker, visit out dedicated page here.

Link to a Source: Rightmove