This website provides a helpful starting point. To identify schools local to your home, visit www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england. For general information about education, visit www.gov.uk/browse/education
You can visit www.hants.gov.uk/schooldetails for an A-Z list of all publicly funded schools within Hampshire. For each school, there are contact details, a location map, a link to the school’s website, the school's latest Ofsted report and the school's admission arrangements, including a map of the catchment area, where applicable.
You can also use the school catchment area finder to check the catchment school for your address.
This includes lots of useful information, such as a statement about ethos and values, the school’s admission policy, the school’s special educational needs policy, pupil absence rates, links to Ofsted reports and details of the schools latest Key Stage 2 or 4 attainment and progress measures. Secondary schools also include information about examination results and where pupils go after they leave school.
You can request a copy from the school.
Each school is a community with its own special character. Schools welcome individual visits, but you will need to make an appointment to meet the headteacher and to look round the school during the school day. Most schools have open evenings or open days when you can visit and see the school in action.