Website Of The Week: Birstwith CoE Primary School

Published: June 28, 2013

Although not quite finished yet, Birstwith C of E Primary School have made a brilliant start to their School Jotter 2 website. Using a bespoke design has given the school’s website a stylish, local feel: As you can see from the homepage header, this can only be a school in Yorkshire!

The Harrogate school have created a warm, welcoming homepage by including a welcome letter from the Headteacher. The menu is clear and simple enabling site visitors to find what they are looking for. The menu includes a page for each class, filled with images and videos of activities that have taken place throughout the year. A useful School Jotter tool used on their homepage is the scrolling marquee text to inform site visitors of important information – this is a popular feature for many schools and is easily updatable with new messages by even the least tech-savvy teacher.

With a page dedicated to the school’s newsletters, parents can be kept up to date with the latest news and events. Plus, with the School Updates app option, School Jotter 2 can send newsletters directly to parents’ smartphones. Once a newsletter is added to the website, School Jotter will automatically send a notification to every parent who has downloaded the app.

Take a look at beautiful, Yorkshire-esque styling of Birstwith Church of England Primary School’s website here.