My data for schools in England and Wales
I have been doing some research recently which has involved mapping English and Welsh secondary schools. I was unable to find some of the base maps I needed online so I have created them as shapefiles and .kml. Unfortunately I am unable to upload .kml files individually (security reasons apparently) so they need to downloaded as one .zip file. Disclaimer: I can't promise that the information here is 100% accurate. For definitions of the different school type you can visit the Wikipedia article on Education in England.
Updated: 6/8/2013: Files for Wales added
|Google maps||.kml (Google Earth)||Shapefiles (.zip)|
|Schools||All kml files (England only) This is a zip file.|
|England (all Secondary schools)||Not available||Not available|
|England (Independent Schools)||Google map||Independent|
|England (Academies)||Google map||Academies|
|England (Voluntary Aided or Voluntary Controlled schools)||Google map||Voluntary aided and controlled|
|England Community Schools||Google map||Community schools|
|England Foundation schools||Google map||FD schools|
|England- special schools||Google map||special schools|
|South East England- all schools by type||Google map||Not available|
|South East England- independent schools||Google map|
|NEW! Wales- all schools||Googlemap||Wales all schools kml||Wales schools shapefiles|
|English regions||Not available||England regions|
GIS software and tools
Free Geography Tools. Loads of great stuff on here and linked from here.
Batchgeo Plot postcodes or addresses onto a google map which can be saved as a .kml file (Free up to about 2000 entries). Pro version available for large use.
MapWindow Free open source GIS software
Zonum Solutions Free converters for files used in GIS
Google Earth (free download). Pro version available
Ordnance Survey open data. High quality free maps from the OS. (UK)
England schools data. Includes addresses, postcodes and schools performance data. The full England version is at the top of the list, but a bit difficult to spot.
UK postcodes with Latitude and Longitude. This information has been released into the public domain recently.
UK postcodes mapped to Latitude, Longitude and place More geographical postcode resources from a volunteer (to whom I am very grateful)
Geocommons (Data sharing website)
EDINA Jisc-designated national data centre at the University of Edinburgh.
My GIS and mapping stack on Delicious