Past & Present


In business since 1871

We are a small business originally established in 1871. In that time we have been known by a few different names including The School Board Publishing Company, The School Government Publishing Company, Educational Marketing Direct and UK Schools Data.


SGP to 101 Indigo

For almost 150 years we have tracked and recorded education establishments at all levels throughout the United Kingdom.
We have always maintained one constant – that the accuracy of our information is paramount.

Starting with publishing the School Board Chronicle in 1871, publishing amongst others The Education Authorities Directory and Annual, The Primary Education Directory and now the UK Secondary School and Education Authority Directory.
Since 1947 we have made our data available commercially as data for use by marketeers and others needing to communicate with schools, colleges and universities.

In 2007 a brand new database was created continuing our high levels or accuracy and publishing. In 2019 UK Schools Data was acquired by 101 Indigo Ltd. Although under new legal ownership, it continues to be run by many of the team that have worked behind the scenes in recent years.


From down the years