What we love most about creating fantastic school websites is building a strong relationship of collaboration with each school and Trust we work with. The teachers, managers, marketers and students we speak to each posess their own ideas, approaches and passion for what they do and we take great inspiration from every single person we come into contact with throughout the process. Here’s our latest set of school websites – we hope you’ll feel as inspired by them as we do!
The Good Shepherd Trust
“Transforming schools. Transforming lives.” This powerful motto is the very first thing you’ll see upon arriving at the new trust website for The Good Shepherd Trust. As a growing family of sixteen church and community schools, The GST serves 4300 children across the Diocese of Guildford. The Cleverbox team wanted to reflect the trust’s exceptional standards of excellence in learning through an equally excellent website. The website’s design is simple but effective, with a clear navigation menu and a ticker tape style announcement bar to share important news with parents.
When we were first contacted by Reed’s School, they were working with a website provider at the time who didn’t provide the level of service or quality of design they wanted from their school website. We were delighted to be selected to help them achieve their vision and are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received since launching their new website. With a new fully bespoke school website including some really special features such as the ‘Reed’s Community’ and ‘School Life’ sections, we are so pleased to have delivered on the unique look and feel that the school were after, backed by an outstanding level of service and unlimited web support as is standard for all Cleverbox clients.
Priory Academy (Scholars Ed Trust)
Despite having served their local community for 100 years, Priory Academy are entirely modern in their approach to learning. For a school that uses technology to deliver its curriculum, we needed to create a website that used some clever technological features to reflect this. Naturally, the website is responsive across all devices, includes social media links and presents an interactive menu bar to help with easy navigation. Parents can also download the ‘School Connect‘ app, which provides a really user-friendly channel for the school to communicate with them in real-time.
Woodard Academies Trust
The Woodard Academies Trust was established in 2007 and today provides outstanding education to pupils within six innovative academies in the UK. We take a different approach when building a trust website as there’s a need for great organisation of policy documentation, the incorporation of News from around the trust and a consideration for how the audience of the website will differ to that of a school website.
We love a good image and video carousel on the homepage! As you arrive on the Edinburgh Academy website, the site comes to life with photos, video footage of the the school and its pupils and big, bold text rotating automatically in front of your eyes. The panel below the carousel has been cleverly designed to provide a clear route to Nursery, Junior School and Senior School within this modern, exciting and vibrant co-educational school in Scotland.
Dedworth Middle School
This fantastic middle school in Windsor has its sights firmly set on delivering excellence, celebrating diversity and encouraging a culture of care and respect within the school. On the homepage, you’ll find the latest News from Twitter, an up to date calendar of upcoming events at the school and a clickable map showing exactly where in Berkshire the school is located. The school’s logo sits proudly front and centre at the top of the website and is present on every page you visit across the website.
Lampton School SCITT
Lampton School in Hounslow has been designated as a National Teaching School since 2011 and a SCITT since 2016. It also co-ordinates the London West Alliance Teaching School (LWATS) from its base in Hounslow, London. The new website reflects their vision to be the best they can be at everything they do. The homepage includes a pop up announcement to share time sensitive news and information with website visitors.
Dunraven Education Trust
The Dunraven Educational Trust was established in 2016 with a vision to create the best educational provision to serve the needs of the community. The trust has primary, secondary and sixth form phases and well established ITT provision as part of a National Teaching School. They are experienced and successful in supporting schools in a range of areas including leadership development, teaching and learning, finance and HR.
Harris Careers Education
Harris Careers Education provides advice and support that inspires students to pursure the best career to suit their skills and ambitions. At Cleverbox, we’re extremely lucky to have a longstanding relationship with the Harris Federation, so we’ve extensive experience in designing fantastic school websites for members of the trust. The Careers Education website is no exception and we believe the slick and professional design of the site, coupled with strong imagery, carefully crafted copy and a well considered layout all combine to make the new website something very unique!
Bradstow is a residential special school, registered as a children’s home in Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. This incredible school is a shining example of how to create a kind and gentle culture within a school environment. We’ve provided separate options for ‘Living‘ and ‘Learning‘ within the menu bar at the top of the screen, so parents can visit the section that is most relevant to them. We hope you’ll find this new school website as inspiring as we do!
Trinity School Sevenoaks
All staff at Trinity School in Sevenoaks are passionate about helping students grow and develop so they are thoroughly equipped for life in the 21st Century. We’ve tried to reflect the school’s motto of “Life in all its fullness” within their school website by including lots of lovely images of the school, its pupils and the array of activities on offer to students.
White House Farm Primary School
Take a quick virtual tour around White House Farm Primary School when you land on their homepage, with a very cool and futuristic video representation of the school from the outside in. This is such a unique way to give parents a real sense of how it feels to walk through the school’s halls and classrooms and imagine their child enjoying everyday life as they ‘start their future’ within this beautiful environment.
Raines Foundation School
The resilience and determination of staff and pupils at Raines Foundation School in Tower Hamlets is truly stunning. The school is committed to helping students achieve excellence by unlocking their potential and creating an environment where they are able to learn and flourish. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the school and we wish them every success as they continue to work hard to achieve their ambitions and vision for the future!
Langley Park School for Girls
The new school website for Langley Park School for Girls is just as impressive as the outstanding results consistently achieved by the school’s talented students. What makes school site really stand out is the use of striking real world photos showing students in action as they learn interact with each other within the school environment. On the homepage, we love how the Headteacher’s welcome message is encased in a bold design box, surrounded by visual links to other relevant sections of the website. Parents and staff can find all the information they need using the clear menu bar and sub-sections laid out within each heading.
Does your school website need a refresh? We’ll conduct an audit of your existing site and provide recommendations on how it can be improved. We offer various packages to suit your budget and pride ourselves on designing genuinely bespoke school websites, drawing on our expertise and 20 years’ experience in education. We can also offer WordPress websites for schools who want a simple, affordable website without the bells and whistles!
Call us on 0208 466 7222 or email the team at [email protected] to find out what we can do for you.
Need something else? We offer a wide range of services to help you promote your school. Whether you’re after a new prospectus, printed displays, school signs, a new logo and branding or help setting up your SEO, PPC or social media marketing campaigns, we have an option for you.
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