Websites for schools
Dynamic websites for schools
Nowadays a website is the school's most powerful means of communication. With parents, governors and the public visiting regularly, it’s important to make the most of it. We build our websites around the specific requirements and personality of each school, while also building in the functionality that helps keep school sites fresh - class pages and galleries, school visits, extra-curricular clubs, calendar, Twitter feed and more.
On 1st of September 2012, an amendment to the School Information Requirements came into force. The two main changes to the requirements are that Schools will no longer be obliged to publish a physical prospectus and specific information will be required to be available on their website. Our websites for schools are fully Ofsted-compliant.
The list is split into 'Essential information' and 'Desirable Information'. Ofsted's first impression of your school is in most cases your website - it's important to ensure you meet these criteria.
We will work through the list with you to ensure that you are providing what is required on your website.
The use of tablets and smartphones is rapidly increasing. Responsive design allows your site to adapt to suit the device it is viewed on, providing the user with a better experience. A responsive website will eliminate the need to build separate versions of your website for desktop users and 'device' users. Not only does this save on cost, but also time: there is no need to update content on different platforms.
Updating content yourself?
We build all our school websites on a content management system (CMS). This means that you can assign editing permissions to yourself or your staff, which will enable you to update pages from the 'front end' of the website. Alternatively we can maintain your site content for you – see our maintenance packages.
We can also add sales, event booking, user login, resource downloads, blogs, forums, email newsletters, social media – the choice is yours and you don't have to decide at the outset, they can be built in later. All solutions are unique and we would discuss your requirements with you before quoting.
Hosting & Security
We’ll build your site to the latest web standards and host it on our VPS server. Backups are taken daily, and security updates are implemented regularly. Our hosting partner, SiteGround, have industry-leading uptime statistics. See more about our hosting.