If the school the user is looking for is there, they can pick it. If not, they can search again.
From our testing so far, we think that the school users want will usually be in this list as long as they type in a reasonably complete school name (or URN or postcode).
The design is the same for single results - but we plan to work on this next.
We’re starting off by only returning the first 15 results. If there are more matches, we’ll show a message that the results are truncated, and suggest users refine their search. We’ll need to monitor how often users need to search again because the school they wanted wasn’t in the list.
From our internal testing, 15 seems a reasonable balance between not showing too many on a page, but having a high likelihood that the school you’re looking for should be shown. The more specific the search term, which is what we think providers are likely to use, the less likely you’ll encounter the truncation.