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STHC Downloads - STHC Sample Output Data

In this section you can download samples of the STHC Output:-

Please contact us to discuss what the STHC could do for your authority. We would also be happy to send you a free paper STHC Sample Pack on request.

Whole STHC School Paper Pack (.zip, 10.2 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download the zip file.

This is all the contents of the STHC School Paper Pack as a single zip file. Individual components can be downloaded below.

STHC School Report (.pdf, 0.3 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download or open the file.

Example of a STHC School Report and Covering Letter included in the paper pack sent to all schools in Dorset in October 2011.

Note: The report is produced using a mail merge with a template Word file which is fully adaptable to individual client authorities. You can see how different authorities have adapted the reports by looking at their school-level STHC atlases (you can view the schools latest STHC Report by clicking on the notes icon beside the school name in the Data table on the right hand side of the Atlas screen).

STHC Local Pupil Travel Map (Aerial Photo Background) (.jpg, 5.3 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download or open the file.

This is a screenshot of a Pupil Travel Map with an aerial photography background included in the paper pack sent to all schools in Dorset in October 2011.

Note: The aerial photography data is supplied to us by the client authority for the purpose of providing paper maps to schools. We can liaise directly with your GIS / Digital Mapping team to get the most recent aerial photography data.

STHC Local Pupil Travel Map (OS Map Background) (.jpg, 5.3 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download or open the file.

This is a screenshot of a Pupil Travel Map with an Ordnance Survey map background included in the paper pack sent to all schools in Dorset in October 2011.

STHC School Key Analysis Results Table (.xls, 0.3 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download or open the file.

This file is part of the standard Excel spreadsheet output, as well as a paper copy being included in the STHC School pack (this file was included in the paper pack sent to our sample school in Dorset in October 2011). The table presents the latest years key analysis results for the authority in question at all the standard reporting levels in a user-friendly way. It enables schools to quickly see how they compare with other schools in the LEA, the average for their school type or the LEA as a whole.

Note: This sheet is designed to be printed at A1 width. In the case of large authorities like Dorset, the printed version becomes unfeasibly long and impossible to work with if all schools are included in the table (in a "Wallpapers-R-Us" sort of way ;-). To get round this we break down the schools by Local Authority District in the version included in the paper pack sent to schools. This digital version however includes all schools in Dorset to enable full comparisons (the Dorset contact has both versions in their final data pack).

Most Recent LEA Level Key Results Table (.xls, 0.3 MB)

Click the link above or the image opposite to download or open the file.

This table contains the most recently available key results at whole-LEA level for all the authorities who have commissioned the STHC, again in a "print friendly" format. It should be used to give you a quick, "line-for-each-authority-all-on-one-sheet" comparison of how your authority compares to others. As you can see many of the key results vary quite widely.

Note: This sheet is designed to be printed at A1 width. If you do not have access to a large format printer and still prefer something you can hold in your hand, please contact us and we will be glad to send you a paper copy by old fashioned "snail mail" as part of our paper sample pack ;-).

Google Earth Pupil Travel Map (.kml, 1.8 MB)

Click the image opposite to open the file (you need to have the Google Earth software already installed on your computer).

This is the Google Earth equivelant of the Pupil Travel Map discussed above. Unlike a static jpeg file however it is fully interactive:-

  • the key analysis results for each pupil can be viewed by clicking on the mode of travel icon
  • each mode of travel can be turned on and off
  • the file can be viewed along with whatever else is available in your copy of Google Earth.

Note: The pupil postcode field has been removed for this sample but would be included in the real file made available to clients.

Tip: When you open the file Google Earth will automatically zoom into area containing all the pupil icons. The file name is displayed in the "Temporary Places" layer in the "Places" pane at the top left of the Google Earth screen. To make it easier to work with, the STHC Pupil Travel Map file consists of several individual layers that can be toggled on and off separately using the tick boxes:-

  • individual pupil mode of travel icons
  • travel ("spider") lines between the pupil icon and the school
  • school icon
  • school walk threshold radius
All the other layers and features normally available in your copy of Google Earth are still there to view in conjunction with your STHC Pupil Travel Map file. We would especially recommend viewing it alongside the LEA School Map file below to appreciate the full power of the STHC output.

Google Earth LEA School Map (.jpg, 5.3 MB)

Click the image opposite to open the file (you need to have the Google Earth software already installed on your computer).

This Google Earth map contains all the schools in Dorset with the key analysis results attached to each school icon.

Tip: When you open the file Google Earth will automatically zoom to an area containing all the school icons. The file is displayed in the "Temporary Places" layer in the "Places" pane at the top left of the Google Earth screen. To make it easier to work with, the STHC LEA School Map file consists of a different layer for each school type - primary, middle, secondary or special - that can be toggled on and off separately using the tick boxes. The walk thresholds are displayed as part of the same layer and so cannot be turned off separately from the school icon. All the other layers and features normally available in your copy of Google Earth are still there to view in conjunction with your STHC LEA School Map file. We would especially recommend viewing it alongside the pupil-level STHC data to appreciate the full power of our Google Earth output as both a visual analysis tool and teaching resource.

MapInfo GIS Files

We produce a comprehensive suite of point, line and polygon GIS output at LEA, school type, individual school and pupil-level, which is supplied to authorities as part of their final data pack. They can therefore carry out further spatial analysis of their STHC data should they so wish and have the resources to do so (we will of course be happy to carry out further analysis as an additional service). Indeed we would urge them to do this if they can as they will have the added benefit of their own local knowledge as well as the questions raised by the standard STHC output to start from.

Due to the due to the large size of the GIS dataset (usually in Gigabytes!), and the fact that a proportion of it is at pupil-level, you will need to contact us directly if you are interetsed in getting hold of sample GIS output data.

Note: Our analysis process is undertaken using MapInfo GIS software but GIS output can be supplied in ESRI (.shp) file format if required.