Nearest school

Suffolk County Council (SCC) funded school travel is provided to the nearest school that would have had a place available for your child if it meets the distance criteria. Your child’s catchment area school may not be the nearest school. You should use the nearest school checker to make sure. The 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 Please refer also to the schools’ admissions policies for the relevant school year which are available online at or from the schools. To find your child’s nearest Suffolk school for travel purposes, enter their postcode and choose the address from the drop-down list.

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

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. If a Suffolk child’s nearest school is in another county and meets the distance criteria, SCC funded school travel would be provided to that school. 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.