Gloucestershire Schools

Warden Hill Primary School 1 minute feedback

Warden Hill Primary School Head Teacher Georgina Flooks

We delivered a full school rebranding for Warden Hill Primary School.

Following the launch of the website, which concluded the first main phase of the school rebranding project, we asked Head Teacher Georgina Flooks a few questions to gauge how things went. Below are the quick fire responses…

School logo design for Warden Hill Primary School, GloucestershireQ: What was the overriding goal at the outset?

A: To create a brand that captured our school’s unity and inner feeling, allowing for our children to feel represented as individuals as well as belonging to our school.

Q: Has that goal been met so far?

A: Duncan and the team worked very closely with us to capture a truly reflective visual of what our school represents.

Q: Have your expectations been met, in terms of the solution provided?

A: Absolutely 100% . I feel we now have a brand that captures the very essence of our school. It is timelessly contemporary and represents us as we move forward.

Q: Has the feedback from pupils / staff / parents / governors been what you’d hoped for?

A: We have had so much positive feedback about our new brand from parents/governors and the wider community, and the children love it!

School interior signage design for Warden Hill Primary School

Q: Would you recommend our school rebranding services to others?

A: I would absolutely recommend you – and already have!
They are a fantastic team to work with, who really listen to your ideas and turn them into reality. Nothing was too much trouble and the little details really do count.

Q: Do you feel we delivered value for money?

A: I feel that we have had brilliant value for money.

Q: Any other quick comments?

A: As school we couldn’t be more happy with the our new ‘look’. The school rebranding, logo and new website make us stand out and it reflects us as a school.

Click here to read more about the school rebranding we delivered for Warden Hill Primary School. Or click on the image below to visit the school website we designed.


School website design solution for Warden Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

The anatomy of a good school website home page

School website design solution for Grangefield School, Gloucestershire

The home page of a school website serves a number of purposes, including;

  • It provides a first impression of the school and its brand, to those who have no experience of the school.
  • It sets the web visitor’s expectations, not only in terms of the school and its values, but their expectations of what the rest of the website is going to be like.
  • It acts as a set of sign posts to the most relevant content. Visitors can easily browse, or, go straight to what they’re looking for.
  • It offers the school an opportunity to immediately capture the web visitor’s attention and share with them some important and / or engaging information.
  • It must enable the web visitor to easily get in touch.

Below is a snap shot of a school website we’ve delivered for Grangefield School.

The school website received glowing reviews and acts as a hub of the school’s communications with a range of stakeholders.

Read more about out school website design solutions by clicking here.

Common signs your school website needs redeveloping

School website design for Little Chestnuts Pre-school Gloucestershire

There are a wide range of reasons to consider a new school website design solution. Do any of these sound familiar?

Time consuming to manage

Common problem: Managing and keeping content up to date is time-consuming. Or even worse, needs to be done by a web developer.

The solution: Modern school websites should be built around a trusted Content Management System enabling ease of adding and managing content.

School website design solution for Warden Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

Impossible to use on a smartphone or tablet

Common problem: Your school website is difficult to use on smartphones and tablets. Leaving visitors unable to find what they are looking for and with a negative impression of your school.

The solution: Ensure your new website is dynamically designed. This means the structure and content automatically reorganises itself, based upon the device the web visitor is using.

Built using Flash

Common problem: The site is built in, or uses, Flash to deliver content or media. Which means it doesn’t work across many smartphone and tablet devices, or requires users to install extensions within their web browser.

The solution: Latest coding structures and practices allow for a wide variety of functionality, features and content delivery, all of which are viewable across all types of device. Making Flash redundant.

Difficult to navigate

Common problem: Visitors have difficultly finding what they are looking for quickly and easily. And content is focused solely on providing existing parents with relevant information.

The solution: A full review of the different audience groups that visit your site, what they are looking for, and how to best structure your website are key at the start of any new website development. Alongside ensuring all content that meets OFSTED requirements is included.

It’s old!

Common problem: Your website hasn’t been developed for a number of years and lags behind other local schools – in appearance and ease of use. Putting you at a disadvantage to your competition.

The solution: Websites often require redevelopment every 3 – 4 years. This ensures they are suitably up to date aesthetically, from a usability point of view, and in respect to the backend code that makes your school website tick.

Not search engine friendly

Common problem: It doesn’t rank highly in online search engine results. Resulting in less effective marketing of your school and potentially fewer prospective parent enquiries.

The solution: There are many factors that affect where your website ranks in search results – being mobile friendly, having well structured navigation and content, refined coding…the list is lengthy. Investing in a modern, well planned and built website will go a long way to helping.

It’s slow

Common problem: The time it takes for pages within your website to load is becoming longer and longer. Leading to visitors becoming frustrated and often leaving your website.

The solution: Investing in a new school website design solution ensures the coding and infrastructure that runs it is up to date with the technologies visitors are using to view your website. Checking your website hosting provision is up to date is also key.

Poorly reflects your brand

Common problem: Your school’s been rebranded yet the existing website’s simply had the new logo added. Creating a poor impression of the new branding and a discord between ‘old’ and ‘new’.

The solution: Your website should be a central point for your school’s brand and communication. If you’ve invested time in rebranding, part of that process must be a redevelopment of your school website.

Only one person knows how it works

Common problem: It was built in-house and relies on the coding skills of a member of staff to manage it. Which leaves you exposed should that individual leave your organisation.

The solution: Research trusted local school website design solution providers. Meet a few. Talk with them about your requirements and ambitions. Then set about the exciting journey of developing a new website.

Poor levels of security

Common problem: It fails to incorporate up to date security features, leaving access and data vulnerable.

The solution: Security is required in many ways. Such as daily website backups, secure access to your CMS, and protecting data submitted via contact forms via SSL Certificates. Your website provider should implement the necessary measures you need.

Our school website design solutions incorporate all the necessary positives mentioned above. We work closely with each of our clients, guaranteeing a tailored solution that’s personally delivered.

Click here to read more about our school website design solutions, or click the images below to view a couple of school websites we’ve delivered.

School website design solution for Warden Hill Primary School, Gloucestershire

School website design solution for Grangefield School, Gloucestershire

Grangefield School 1 minute feedback

School logo branding design for Grangefield School Gloucestershire

We delivered a full school rebranding for Grangefield School in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire.

School signage branding design for Grangefield School Gloucestershire

Following the launch of the website and supporting marketing collateral, we asked Head Teacher Karen Lewis to provide some feedback. Below is her testimonial…

“We revisited the vision, aims and ethos of our school and wished to launch this to our school community along with a new branding, including a new logo to be used on marketing materials and uniform, we also wished to relaunch our website.

We have had the pleasure of working with Duncan and Jason since April 2012. They have provided an excellent service in designing our logo and then from there the branded materials (uniform, stationary, signage) and website.

They were able to design a logo which really does reflect the essence of our values, and which is now used not only for marketing but as an emblem across our school community, helping to support that sense of identity which we wanted. They guys guided us through the launch process and provided us with an excellent product.

They were able to meet our deadline dates, communication with the team was, and still is, easy and responses are fast. The design of the website is excellent and straight forward for us to upload new information. They continue to support us with maintaining and developing the site further.

School website design solution for Grangefield School, GloucestershireWe could not have asked for a better service and are more than happy to recommend Duncan and Jason to any school or business wishing to market themselves.”

Karen Lewis, Head Teacher, Grangefield School

Click here to read our Grangefield School case study. To visit the Grangefield School website, click here.