As a first port of call for prospective parents, and a key communication tool for current ones, your school website has never been more important. Get your website right and you provide a unique, evolving window into life at your school, highlighting your strengths and achievements and communicating your messages to the people that matter.
At FSE, we specialise in building striking, modern, user-friendly school websites that get it right. We use the most up to date technology, an intuitive content management system and our extensive design expertise to ensure that your site is something you can be proud of and can develop for years to come.
If your school website isn't giving out the right message then why not arrange a demo, take a look below at some of our website features or have a browse through our portfolio to see what we can do. We'd love to help.
As parents, students and staff increasingly use mobile and tablet devices to access sites on the move it is essential that your school website design is fully responsive to allow them to browse and find information with ease, regardless of what type of device they are using.
Our school websites will automatically re-shape and re-size to fit any screen size beautifully. Our bespoke approach to our responsive designs will ensure that no features are lost, the navigation is easy to use and the site looks equally engaging however it is viewed.
All of our sites are responsive as standard so, if your current school website is not responsive (or you’re not sure), then get in touch today and have a chat with one of our team...
Exciting Website Features
The list of possible features for your new school website design is almost endless. We will work with you to specify your exact needs before we begin – ensuring your new website has all the functionality you need.
That said, there are a number of our features that all of our schools love and these are normally a great place to start:
Update visitors with recent headlines and pictures feeding through to the homepage
Communicate directly with parents with exciting blog articles
Link your website calendar to one in school meaning you only update once
Feed in and push out posts to all your social media sites
Give staff, governors or pupils password protected access to closed areas of the site
Showcase your printed prospectus in a digital flickerbook
Upload, store and download PDFs, newsletters and forms
Display your video, podcast or media files
We believe that commissioning a new school website should be an exciting time! It does not need to be as complex or time consuming as you imagine - we aim to keep the process as simple as possible.
All of our schools are given a dedicated account manager who remains with them from the very beginning. They will hold an in-depth design brief at your school and are dedicated to ensuring the process runs as smoothly as possible. They take the time to get to know you, to understand what you need and to make sure that is exactly what you get.
We also have some of the best school website designers and developers around, who keep abreast of new developments. This means you can relax and be sure that we will guide you in the right direction to make sure your new school website is future-proofed for the years ahead.
In short, our experienced team will ensure that your new school website looks amazing, does everything you need, and is live on time and within budget all without giving you a headache...
Our approach to client support and relationships is a little different to most - we are only a small team (there are about 35 of us) and we all love helping our schools to get the best out of their new website.
Once your school website goes live and you have been trained on the CMS system you will have 3 months of full support to ensure you to get off to the best possible start. Our support is typically immediate - no queue or ticketing system. We will give you details of your dedicated support person who are always on the end of the phone to help and guide you whether it's on technical aspects of the site or any new developments you might like to explore.
We are here to support you through the whole process and beyond. Our relationships with our schools typically last for years and grow to incorporate all aspects of their branding. Why not check out our testimonials page to get an idea of what our customers say about us...
WHAT ABOUT SEO?
Once you have your amazing new website up and live you need people to be able to find it and that's where search engine optimisation comes into play. To ensure your school site is ranking highly in the search engines it needs to be optimised correctly. All of our sites are built with SEO in mind from the start but we are also able to offer ongoing packages once the site is live.
We are also able to register, manage and renew domains for your new site - we can even help you come up with something catchy! Why not book a meeting or give us a call to discuss how we can help you stand out from the crowd.
In a world that is dominated by smart phone usage, it is no surprise that apps are becoming an increasingly popular way for schools to communicate with parents. At FSE Design, we can provide your school with your own branded smartphone app, available on both Apple and Android, that will keep your parents informed, engaged and up to date.
Our smartphone app includes features such as calendar, events, gallery, important information and push messages - meaning your parents can receive pop up notifications while they're on the go! To find out more about the full features, visit our dedicated app page here.
Striking photography is essential in helping you tell a story about your school online! Our experienced photographers work to capture every detail and sentiment, reflecting the true spirit of your school in every image...
We work closely with you to create a structure for your photography day, utilising time, space and every photo opportunity to ensure we get the best possible images for your new website.