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Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
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 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
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 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

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