[Talk-GB] More questions on Schools project

Stuart Reynolds stuart at travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Fri Jan 8 12:22:27 UTC 2016

Hi All,

I have some questions about naming, and also the content of Edubase.

In Southend (SS postcode area) there are some schools which have “alternative” names by which they are more commonly known. One example is Leigh, where the school is always known locally as “Leigh North Street”. So should I adopt the Edubase name as the “name” or should I use the local name? If the former, what tag should I use to list the alternative?

Of course, tagging with the Edubase reference will help to match, regardless of name - I have also used “&” where Edubase has “and”, which currently leads to Rob’s table not finding a match. Likewise with e.g. Westcliff High School for Boys Academy, where the “Academy” part adds nothing, so I have left it off (especially as the three other grammars, including the girls school next door, manage without it).

Finally, on tagging, there appear to be some anomalies. The aforementioned Leigh is one - this used to be two schools, now merged to be Leigh Primary School. Edubase only has one entry, but names it Leigh Infant School. I assume that Edubase will catch up, eventually, but for now I will use the correct name for the school and tag it with the Infant School URN. The other one, which I am struggling with, is Thorpe Greenways. There is only one entry in Edubase - Thorpe Greenways Infant School. But according to their website (http://www.greenways.southend.sch.uk) the infant and junior schools are still two schools, but run as a federation called “The Federation of Greenways Schools”. Are they two schools? Or one? Given that they share leadership, governors, and budget I would assume one, as does Edubase, apparently. Any thoughts?

If someone could also suggest how to tag one school split across two sites, I would be very happy!

Many thanks

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