Nearest school

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. OS MasterMap Highways Network has replaced the OS Integrated Transport Network (ITN), which was used last year (2019/2020), as the ITN is no longer updated.

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 2020/2021 school year.