Research Services

As museums, galleries and heritage sites try to do more with less it can be difficult to keep up to date with changes outside of the sector that may be having an impact on your education audiences.  The way schools are managed is changing and as schools increasingly leave Local Authority control the way the curriculum is delivered is changing.

To help focus your offer and marketing I offer a range of desk-based research services to help you keep up to date with the local education picture.

Number and type of schools within an agreed radius

I will look at the number of Local Authority maintained schools, Voluntary Controlled schools, Free schools and Academies within an agreed area. For academies, I’ll also note the academy sponsor or trust so Multi Academy Trusts can be identified.

A short executive summary will be provided along with an excel spreadsheet showing results which will also be mapped using postcode data so any clusters can be readily identified. The spreadsheet will contain: 

  • School Name 
  • Postcode         
  • Age Range       
  • Type of school 
  • Website           
  • Office/school email

Cost £150 (venues in large cities with a high number of schools may be charged more)

For an additional charge data provided by you from your system can be compared to schools within an area to understand which schools are not visiting you.

Detailed curriculum information

Academies do not have to deliver the National Curriculum and many primary schools choose to deliver non-core subjects via a range of cross-curricular approaches such as the International Primary Curriculum. Many secondary schools ’reverse engineer’ their curriculum from Y7 linking their teaching to public exams taken at KS4.

Curriculum information is publicly available on all school’s websites as it is one of the pieces of information the DFE require schools to publish online. Additional research will populate extra fields on the spreadsheet for ten primary and two secondary schools close to the site which will describe the curriculum approach and pull out key examples of particular relevance to your learning offer. Curriculum mapping will be interrogated so that you can see which year groups study aspects of greatest relevance to you.  Additional schools can be added in discussion with you

Cost £100

Competitor Analysis

The learning offer of other museums galleries and heritage sites within one hour’s drive of you will be looked at and information on key stages targeted, curriculum links and charges will be collected.

Bespoke packages can be created. Contact me to discuss what would be helpful.

pippa@handlingthepast.co.uk