We only produce responsive websites. Responsive design means a website which displays perfectly on any device, such as a smart phone or tablet as well as a desktop device. Using the latest technologies our very own Content Management System (CMS) which was created specifically for schools will get you the result you want.
What is user experience?
Our UX (user experience) designers create stunning school website designs with your users in mind; whether it's your students, parents, teachers or governors the user journey needs to be well considered and built into the web design to make sure they’re finding the information they need - keeping them engaged and importantly, returning to your website time and again. Too many school website design companies fail to consider UX during the design stage but it's key to get it right from the outset.
"Just a quick word to say that we have now gone live with the new website and feedback from staff and students has been positive. So a huge thanks to you and the team, especially the digital team who dealt so effectively with our requests and changes."
An intuitive content management system (CMS)
Our own CMS which we created specifically for schools, is as feature-rich as it is easy to use. Built with simplicity in mind, we want it to be intuitive and accessible to all - making updating your school website a straightforward, frustration free task.
Hassle free content creation
You can create professional looking pages and news posts in no time at all using the latest, ‘what you see is what you get’ editing tools and a range of intuitive modules and drag and drop components. This means improved communications with your school community, whilst saving your administration time along the way.
Time saving features
Features include inline editing, impressive custom layout builder, notification centre, apps, powerful media library and multiple third party integrations that make it easy to keep on top of your communications. This is where using a specialist school website provider really adds value to your marketing.
WHY CHOOSE CONCEPT4'S CMS?
Content managementUnlimited page, news post and event creation using drag and drop components for flexible layouts, a device preview tool, SEO tools and a saved history of all page revisions.
Inline editingCreate new content and edit or re-order content right on the page, as you see it. Add and edit components that look just like the final page. So what you see, really is what you get.
NotificationsAdd your choice of two types of pop up alerts for important messages and announcements. Smart scheduling means your messages are timed to appear and expire exactly as you choose.
MediaIntuitive management of your documents, images and videos, synced with your YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr accounts. Images are automatically web-optimised and there's an image editor to fine tune your uploaded images. Simply drag and drop your files on to pages or add responsive image galleries and slideshows.
IntegrationA key aspect of every website delivery is the ability for the CMS to link to and integrate with third party systems. We've been promoting this for years as a way of avoiding duplication of effort - saving you precious time. Talk to us about calendar integrations, social media integrations and integration with your MIS, making your website's user journey as seamless as possible.
AppsThe option to add our Apple and Android school app, linked directly to our CMS for seamless display of all your news stories, calendar events, photo and video galleries, social media and contact details. Plus, get urgent news to parents quickly sending unlimited, free push notifications to all your app users or just by specific year group.
"Training was thorough and the CMS is particularly user friendly."
The City Academy
Google Analytics integration
We've integrated with Google Analytics so you can see key website statistics at a glance from the CMS dashboard. We also offer ongoing support services for search engine optimisation (SEO), social media and user experience.
Our CMS is ever-evolving, helping schools to stay on the front foot. Want to know more about school website design cost? Talk to our team today and we'll get a proposal straight out to you.
Website hosting and support
Your school website services will be hosted in a secure environment based in the UK, with plenty of storage and unlimited website administrators. Prices all include hosting and support.
Your website ‘go live’ is just the beginning! Unlike some of our competitors, we're renowned for our approach to client service and are regularly commended by clients for our willingness to go the extra mile. Whether it's phone, email or through our super efficient support system - we're always on hand to help if needed.
WHY NOT TRY SCHOOL ALERTS - OUR SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS APP
Our feature-rich school communications app links directly to our CMS for seamless display of all your news stories, calendar events, social media channels, photo and video galleries. Customised to your school brand and colours, this will create a co-ordinated look for your school marketing and give you another communication channel with parents.
ENGAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Reach your stakeholders through social media as a quick and free tool to communicate important information such as snow day closure, school plays and other key dates.
SOCIAL MEDIA SET UP AND MANAGEMENT
Social media is a key, and free tool available to you as a school marketer! Time however, may not be on your side. So why not take the hassle out of social media by allowing us to set up, refine and optimise your school social media pages. We’ll create the imagery you need to ensure a consistent look and feel of your school’s brand and schedule posts in advance – all you need to do is send us the content!