At Smart School Websites, we have over 15 years experience working in education and fully understand the needs of a modern school and strive to produce websites that we easy to use, look great and are packed with features that make things easier!
Fully Responsive School Websites
All of our school websites are responsive designed. This means that content is ‘jiggled’ around automatically so that it fits perfectly on whatever device it is being viewed on; computer, tablet or mobile. Responsive design also removes the need for a separate ‘mobile site’; which are often costly and mean twice as much updating. Everything is maintained from your site admin area.
Why are responsive School Websites important?
Recently google announced that it is ranking responsive websites higher in the search listing than those that aren’t mobile friendly, you can read this article from Sky News for more information.
Also, Ofcom have just reported that mobile internet use has just overtaken that of laptops for the first time, this article explains in more detail.
Working to OFSTED regulations, we provide bespoke school websites. All school website packages come with the option of unlimited design changes. The system will be built with a minimum of our standard Content Management System (CMS). Features can include, an animated banner, image galleries, web contact form, site search box, embedded maps, images, and videos
Domain & hosting, or domain transfer or registration, all include secure & reliable hosting with daily or weekly website back-up
Search Engine Keywords & Descriptions optimisaiton, and DIY SEO tools. Google, Yahoo & Bing Submission and social media links
We are a UK company and therefore have a UK based support team, and Onsite or Online training & support can be provided, with an out-of-hours support system for emergencies.
Features and Benefits can include:
Mobile and Tablet Responsive
Unlimited Design Changes
Security & Reliability
School News / Class Blogs
Content Management System (CMS)
Site Search Box
Email Newsletter Portal
Parent Contact Management
Emergency News Ticker
Mobile App using one management portal
Social Media Integration
Online bookings and payments
Domain & Hosting
Domain Transfer or Registration
Secure & UK Based Reliable Hosting
Weekly Website Back-up
Support & Training
UK Based Support Team
Onsite or Online Training & Support
Out-of-Hours Support System
Email Replies Within the Hour
Dedicated Account Manager
We create designs that are individual to you and your school. Even down to how content is organised. We design with you in mind, and how you want things doing. We listen to you. This is your website, so you know what it needs to contain and how it needs to look.
We will advise and guide with our expertise and ideas, but the most important ideas are yours. Our face to face meetings are key to the design process. We invite as many members of staff you feel need to be involved in the ideas process, we even advise to speak to your students; as they have brilliant ideas too! Only when you are 100% happy do we progress and begin building your site.
School Websites for your school, academy or college. Our websites are designed by our own in-house design team, with no hidden costs. Designed from the ground up with regular consultation meetings to ensure Smart School Websites meet your exact requirements. With over 15 years of experience of working in education, we utilise this to develop and publish your school or academy online.
Bespoke or a Smart School Websites designed template. This depends on you requirements and budget. But all of our template themed sites can be tailored to suit your schools colours and branding. Our bespoke website are tailored to meet your exact requirements.
From the outset we will work with you designing the structure and design of the site. Arranging the site so that it can easily be navigated, looks professional and compliments your school, academy or college. Every website needs managing even when the site is live. This is why we place a working partnership at the centre of any project. Allowing the website to take shape, to achieve the best possible website for your school or academy that will evolve over time.
Each package will obviously be different dependant upon requirements. All School websites will include submission to all major search engines. We provide the source code to allow your school or academy to climb search engine ratings. Most importantly the website will help showcase your school, academy or college.