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Is there a reliable website to measure distance from school gates?


mima08

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Hello,

I am trying to judge my chances for my child to get into various secondary schools

(I appreciate, the distance can change).


I know the furthest distance offered by the schools this year and the point from which they measure (aka, school gates, as the crow flies).


What I found confusing is that various sites give quite big variations, e.g. >200 difference vs e.g. google maps measure distance or other tools


Do we know what the council uses to work out the distances?

Thanks!

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When i've looked at this in the past, there has been info in the admissions section detailing the eastings /northings coordinates you need to put into a map to get the point the measurement is done from.


Do you happen to have the furthest distance offered by Charter North please (and preferably in September rather than on initial offer day)?


Many thanks

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Thank you for your comments OS coordinates, this is helpful.


The reason why I was questioning if google maps is accurate is that this website https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/ also gives an indication of a distance but it's quite a bit different from the google maps measures for the school I am interested in (Charter ED). At 170m that would probably be the difference between admission or not...


Sorry, I don't know the furthest distance offered for Charter North - I heard two figures (857 and 1013) but cannot vouch for how accurate those are...

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Ah, I don't know why the gov map would be different. Also worth remembering that Charter East Dulwich gets an extra form this year, although its virtually impossible to predict what it will do to the distance offered, largely depends on siblings, but reasonable to assume that the distance would increase from the prior year.
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Thanks all!

I appreciate it's impossible to really predict, more a case of it's a totally impossibility or in with a chance.

I wonder if the gov. website is using the delivery entrance gate (not the one the school uses) - that would be a relief.


@boname, thank you very much - were those distances to the Charter ED or another school by chance?

(I did ask Google to convert the miles to meters as I wasn't trusting myself, lol!)

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bonaome Wrote:

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> To what looks like the Charter ED gate on Jarvis

> Rd.

> I?m measuring to Bawdale.


thank again! This is so weird: the .gov.uk website says 0.62 miles which is 997m vs google maps (to jarvis road entrance) says 827m. Even giving it some margin to the actual school building entrance, google maps still says 847m.


Plus, I tried a couple of other maps tools that were also within meters of 827...

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mima08 Wrote:

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> bonaome Wrote:

> --------------------------------------------------

> -----

> > To what looks like the Charter ED gate on

> Jarvis

> > Rd.

> > I?m measuring to Bawdale.

>

> thank again! This is so weird: the .gov.uk website

> says 0.62 miles which is 997m vs google maps (to

> jarvis road entrance) says 827m. Even giving it

> some margin to the actual school building

> entrance, google maps still says 847m.

>

> Plus, I tried a couple of other maps tools that

> were also within meters of 827...


Very strange. Are other distances ?wrong? on Google maps for you? Try measuring the length of the lido and see if it says 50m.

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@gebbjane - thank you! that is reassuring that it's not just me, and that the schools doesn't seem to be using that website!


@bonaome - thanks - no it seems just this distance and based on geggjane's post I think it's the gov. website that's wrong rather than google maps for me


Of course, all of this still doesn't guarantee anything but at least it gives me a little hope :D

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