Search by school catchments

Searching for a property by school catchment area is one of the exciting changes we’ve been making to the ESPC website. Leanne Watson, ESPC's digital marketing executive, has the details.


At ESPC we have a motto. That whatever stage of the property journey you are at, all you need is ESPC. We work hard to provide the best possible level of service in our showrooms, great content within The ESPC Paper and host a range of fantastic free events throughout the year to help first time buyers, home movers and property investors make the right property choices. But our website is the most popular place to search for a new home in East Central Scotland and we are constantly striving to ensure that our customers have everything that they need to find their dream home at their fingertips.

Being local, we really understand the intricacies of the property market and local demands. That’s why we have Home Reports hosted on our website when some of our competitors don’t.

We think our latest feature is one of the most exciting new developments we’ve made – the ability to search by school catchment in Edinburgh. From the homepage of the responsive site you can click on the schools tab, type a name of an Edinburgh school and then search. You will then be shown properties within the catchment for that school on a map. You can of course set all of the usual filters such as property type, number of bedrooms and price to help you refine your search. You can even sign up to be sent emails when new properties come in to the market in your desired school catchments.

You might be wondering what makes this such a great feature? There is a really important distinction between our school search and other websites which show school information. The ESPC school search doesn't just show the schools closest to the property, which in many cases is not the actual catchment school. It lists the four schools which that property is within the catchment boundary for. For families, this is a great new development and one that we are sure will prove to be extremely useful. We are very proud to be the only website to offer the actual catchment area information and offer a level of detail that just isn’t available elsewhere.

We’ve got lots more improvements that we are currently working on and can’t wait to tell you about soon. Combined with our knowledge and friendly advisers and solicitor estate agents all you need is ESPC.

Search by school catchment

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