Accessibility statement for Find and compare schools in England

This service is part of the wider GOV.UK website. There's a separate accessibility statement for the main GOV.UK website.

This page only contains information about the Find and compare schools in England service, available at

Using this service

This service is run by the Department for Education. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours and contrast
  • navigate the service using just a keyboard
  • navigate the service using speech recognition software
  • listen to the service using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, VoiceOver, Dragon Natrually Speaking and Fusion)

We've also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this service is

Some people may find parts of this service difficult to use:

  • When changing colours and contrast icons can be lost and charts can be difficult to read depending on the users choice.
  • The comparison tables don't work well when zoomed in.
  • Maps can be difficult to navigate via keyboards and screen readers.

What to do if you have difficulty using this service

If you have difficulty using this service, contact us by clicking on the contact link in the page footer.

As part of providing this service, we may need to send you messages or documents. We'll ask you how you want us to send messages or documents to you, but contact us if you need them in a different format.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us using the contact link in the page footer.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us

You can contact us about this service using the contact link in the page footer.
If your query is about anything else or you need to contact us by phone, you can find out how to contact us at This link opens in a new window

Technical information about this service's accessibility

The Department for Education is committed to making this service accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This service is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 2nd April 2020 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA. The test was carried out by the Department for Education, Technology Services team.

You can access the full audit report here.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We continually review and test our service with users including users of assistive technology. When accessibility issues are found we will allways prioritise this within our work plans.

This page was prepared on 10th September 2020. It was last updated on 10th September 2020.