Primelocation agents feed catchment website
Tue 08 Jul 2014
Four estate agencies have teamed up with a mothers organisation to provide a school catchment area property guide which could be a major influence on how parents look for new homes. NappyValleyNet.com allows parents buying in south west London to check exactly which schools catchment areas a property falls within. It works in partnership with Primelocation, Marsh & Parsons, Hamptons, Savills and Douglas and Gordon. Visitors to NappyValleyNet.com can view their local area with properties available to rent in blue, or for sale in purple. The catchment area of each school is shown as a highlighted circle, with the approximate size of the area shown so users can see which properties fall within the catchment of which schools. The search tool also shows different kinds of admission policy the school has; for example, schools with priority areas are shown in a different colour to schools which offer places to any child applying for a place. Susan Hanage, says the information on the website is being augmented by "users own robust feedback on schools which theyve been giving since 2009." "Its an innovative use of Primelocations relationship with local agents" says the portals spokesman Jamie Jaggard. So far there is no plan to expand this service outside of south west London.