User centric responsive design
We design and develop fully responsive bespoke school websites – making sure your website is viewed perfectly on any mobile device. Accept any less from a website provider and you'll be compromising on quality with your school website which will directly affect your search engine rankings (SEO).
Our UX (user experience) designers create stunning websites 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 your website design to make sure they’re finding the information they need need - keeping them engaged and importantly, returning to your website time and again.
"We have found the responsive, attentive service from the team at Concept4, led by Media Director Alex Buck, to be invaluable and very supportive, with a range of website solutions, which have, in particular, raised the profile and numbers of Boarding intake and improved communication between global communities. The very fact that Alex and team have vast experience in the state boarding sector and awareness of the International Baccalaureate helps to ensure nothing is left unturned. Analytics stats on a recent revamp show a dramatic increase in hits for Boarding enquiries with sharper SEO capacity and higher rankings. The Content Management System devised by Concept4 is a user-friendly solution which can be adapted by a number of staff easily and quickly"
An intuitive content management system (CMS)
Our CMS created specifically for schools, is as feature-rich as it’s easy to use. Built with simplicity and schools in mind, we wanted our CMS 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 extensive third party integrations.
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.
"Working with Concept4 on our new website has been fantastic right from the get go. The communication has been excellent, and they ensured that every single detail we wanted from our website was included. The training was great and the CMS is extremely easy to use, with video guides included for absolutely everything we may need. The whole experience has been nothing but positive for us, and we love our new website. Thanks Concept4!"
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.
Content4 CMS is ever-evolving, helping schools to stay on the front foot. Ask for a demo – we’re convinced you’ll be impressed.
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
Social media plays an integral part in your overall communications plan, providing a fantastic source of natural online traffic. It’s a vital element of your overall SEO strategy as the links social channels provide are both natural and valued in the eyes of the search engines.
It goes without saying that part of your school digital marketing strategy is social media! We can provide an initial evaluation and set up, as well as ongoing monthly management to save you both time and money.