Nearest school

Suffolk County Council (SCC) funded school travel is provided to the nearest available school, subject to statutory walking distance criteria. Your catchment area school may not be your nearest school. You should use the nearest school checker to make sure. Your order of preferences on your school admissions application form can affect your child’s eligibility for SCC funded school travel. Details of the School Travel Policy can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com/schooltravel. Please refer also to the schools’ admissions policies for the relevant school year which are available online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions or from the schools.

To find your nearest Suffolk school for travel purposes, enter your postcode and choose the address from the drop-down list.

If your address is not shown, please contact Customer Service by email at customer.service@suffolk.gov.uk or telephone 0345 606 6067


This checker shows the three nearest mainstream schools in Suffolk to the address selected, measured by the shortest available walking route. It does not include Independent schools, Special schools or Pupil Referral Units.


Routes are calculated using a network comprised of the Ordnance Survey MasterMap Highways Network (which includes all roads and urban paths), and Public Rights of Way as shown on the Definitive Map. Distances are measured from the point of the network that is closest to the address point selected, to the nearest school gate or access to the school.


The OS MasterMap Highways Network is regularly updated as new roads and paths are built. The Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way is also regularly updated. Details of the Definitive Map can be found on Suffolk’s Public Rights of Way website. We will be updating this checker annually at the beginning of September using the latest data. The schools currently shown in this list will be used to identify the nearest schools for travel purposes for the 2021/2022 school year.