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Introducing Ratings For Schools: An Innovative Platform Connecting Communities To Their Local Schools

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Ratings For Schools is an exciting new nationwide school finding platform that offers parents, students, and educators the opportunity to find schools based on their individual needs. The goal is to assist parents across the country by making the process of finding the right school for their children simpler than ever before. Parents can find schools from Creche to High School level, and it is entirely free to use.

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Ratings For Schools aims to work with schools across the country to help them foster partnerships and strengthen their service offerings. Additionally, the platform seeks to build an ecosystem of schools that can network in the hopes of encouraging peer-based partnerships and competitive pricing.

Parents can find the perfect fit for their child based on their budget, location and other features like aftercare and holiday care, extramural activities, sports offered and the school’s facilities. The platform also shares details on the school’s curriculum, government registration status and fee structure, ensuring parents have all the information they need. Users can compare their schools of interest at a glance to help make the right decision when enrolling their children.

Ratings for Schools aims to provide users with trustworthy information about schools. Reviews are provided for by like-minded users through feedback from actual experiences. Schools are provided with the tools they need to drive their brand and image growth on the platform. They are encouraged to engage with users and participate in mutually beneficial campaigns.

The idea of Ratings For Schools came to life after parents Greg and Carol Ofori relocated to Durban in the middle of the pandemic and had to enrol their children in a new school. The process proved incredibly difficult since information about schools was scarce and scattered. In a conversation, the couple discussed how effective it would be to have a platform that allowed parents to find and compare schools in their communities based on fees, facilities and other unique features.

Inspired, Greg began work on Ratings For Schools. He collected information on over 2,000 schools around the country. He consolidated the data on a centralised school finding platform complete with intuitive and detailed search functionality. The result was a free to use, user-friendly platform set to connect parents and schools in a way never seen before in South Africa.

“Being a parent and having gone through the experience of finding a suitable school for both our children, I realised how daunting the task could be. The process should be simple and straightforward, but sadly, it isn’t. Parents need to know the school exists before considering it as an option. Unfortunately, we often aren’t even aware of the schools within our immediate vicinity. We tend to focus on the schools that can place their brands in front of us,” Greg explains.

He adds, “We decided to create a platform where parents can find the ideal school for their children by finding schools based on their most important criteria. In tough economic times, parents should still have the ability to find schools that fit their budget and meet the individual needs of their children without having to sacrifice quality education. We wanted to give parents options. At the same time, we wanted to provide schools with an equal opportunity to be discovered by the people who live within those communities.”

As a mom, television and radio personality Carol Ofori explains that the platform is vital to help parents make the right decision regarding their child’s schooling. “I wish ratingsforschools.co.za was available when I relocated to Durban last year because finding a new school in a new city can be so daunting. I am so excited that parents and guardians can now go to a website and find exactly what school they are looking for. All the information they need in one place, with the ability to compare options all on one site. Education is key to any person’s development, so this website will really make finding the right school for your child so much easier.”

She continues, “Greg saw a need from the experience of our own family and created this website I believe will make lives of so many so much easier. Everyone could use some assistance when making such an important decision and finding the perfect school for your child has never been easier thanks to Ratings For Schools.”

Visit www.ratingsforschools.co.za today and start the process of finding the right school for your child today.

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