What We Did
We started the design process by analysing who the website audiences were, and what information they would be visiting the website for. From this, we identified that the website needed to act as a brochure for prospective parents, provide information and resources to existing parents of the school, and make important policies and documents available for Ofsted inspectors.
With clear objectives set on the purpose of the website we created a new and improved website structure so that information would be organised to improve user journeys and make it easier to find.
Using the WordPress Block Editor we designed a 'template framework' solution that would also work for other school websites with some simple customisations. We then added some new features to help support the needs of existing parents, one of which was a simple events calendar/planner of key dates - which also conveniently prints a monthly grid view for busy parents to pop on their fridge!
A local parent of the school kindly donated her time and expertise to provide the photography for the website, and we worked with her to get the high-quality images required to give the website it's finesse whilst overcoming the challenges of retaining the anonymity of the children within the school.
The final result is a clean, professional, and responsive website that ticks the Ofsted compliance box.
St Katharine’s C of E Primary school, based in the idyllic setting of Savernake Forest, were in need a new website as their old one was not mobile responsive, difficult to update, hard to navigate, and very outdated in appearance.
Please can you pass on to Leeann how brilliant the website looks. It's quite bowled me over and so good of her to have put so much time into doing it. What a triumph for the school. (Chair of Governors)