ESPC become first Scottish property portal to offer school catchment search

ESPC has announced that its website is now the only property portal in Scotland offering the ability to search for homes by school catchment areas.

For every property advertised within the capital, ESPC will show the four council catchment schools available; primary, RC primary, high school and RC high school.

In late 2014 ESPC began listing school catchment details for every property in Edinburgh.

This has now been further developed to allow buyers to search for all available listings within a catchment area directly from the homepage.

Whilst other property portals do show the proximity of local schools, they do not include the fact that often the closest school is not necessarily the catchment school for that property, which ESPC does.

In addition to being able to search by school, alerts can be set up to let users know when properties come up in their desired locations.

Caroline Young, spokesperson for ESPC, said: “We are delighted to launch this new feature to the website and believe it will be a great benefit for many families looking to move home in Edinburgh.

“Buying a house in the right school catchment is a key criteria for many families and this new search facility will make the whole process much simpler.”

The feature is currently available for properties throughout Edinburgh and will gradually be extended to include Midlothian, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

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