WRITTEN BY ANNA BARKER, OUR LADY’S R.C. HIGH SCHOOL
In September Our Lady’s R.C. High School launched a new-look website as the first stage of the journey to establish a brand identity for the school. Working with FSE design, we wanted to create an engaging and easily accessible website offering visitors a user-friendly online experience. The website has been designed to look professional, clean and contemporary with a clear font – the colours and font are now being used across our marketing materials.
The aim was to create a website with clearly defined areas that would put information directly at the fingertips of the user – whether they are a student, parent or prospective parent. The homepage has been designed to be welcoming, reflective of our school and a place where visitors can get an overview of all the latest school news and upcoming events. Our news stories appear in brief with the option to click through to the news page for the full story. Our school magazine; ‘Sharing the Vision’ can also be accessed from the homepage enabling us to reach a wider audience.
It was important that we were able to link to our social media pages so we took some time working with FSE Design to get the live feeds on our Social Hub just right. Our social media pages can also be opened from the Social Hub so the idea is that website and social media work in conjunction with each other, encouraging people to go from one to the other.
The navigation links in the top bar with its straightforward drop-down menus easily direct visitors to the appropriate section of the website. The scrolling bar across the homepage is a useful tool when we need to communicate breaking news or make people aware of a forthcoming event.
Getting the website to where we wanted it took time, but we are now pleased with the overall result and have received lots of positive feedback. We will continue to develop the website to improve functionality and give our visitors the online experience they ask for.
At Our Lady’s we encourage every single student to achieve their full potential. The website has been designed to reflect the diversity of our school, the facilities we offer, and the opportunities we open up to our students. With FSE’s support we hope you will continue to enjoy accessing all the latest news and information about our wonderful school.
Please visit the Our Lady's RC High School Website to have a look for yourself. If you’re interested in a new website, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quotation on 01933 303 520. We’d love to hear from you.