Join Webanywhere at Bett Show 2016!

Category: Company News,Events

Published: January 8, 2016

Webanywhere will be exhibiting at Bett 2016 – the world’s largest learning technology event!
When? Event will be taking place from the 20th to the 23rd January.
Where? ExCel Centre in London, stand F350.

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from all around the world.
Join us at the event and learn more about our education products including School Jotter – the school website builder – the world’s most popular open-source virtual learning environment. Our friendly education experts will be happy to meet you, answer your questions and demonstrate our education products.
We have some exciting things planned for Bett Show 2016! Watch this space for more updates regarding the event.

Planning your time!
Download the official Bett 2016 mobile app as a planning tool for your visit and make the most of your time before the show, at the show and after the show to stay tuned.

  • Decide which speakers you particularly want to hear from and plan your schedule
  • Find out who else is attending those sessions and strike up a conversation
  • Plan your way around the show floor
  • Keep a record of your favourite speakers, exhibitors and products.

Introduction To: Spellings | Webanywhere Blog

Published: November 27, 2015

We recently launched our new Spellings app, and have been totally overwhelmed by the responses so far – it seems this is a product that a lot of schools are interested in! It’s not hard to see why either – we’ve created an easy way for you to automatically set, mark and track spelling tests online, and our advanced features really do make it stand out from the crowd.

To start with, you don’t even need to actually set spelling tests yourself – just import some from our bank of pre-made and community-submitted accounts. Only customers can contribute to the community, so you won’t need to worry about any bad words sneaking in, and we’ll be moderating tests. Additionally, our pre-made tests have been created with the curriculum in mind, so you’ll have a complete set of lists ready to go from the start!

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Not Long Now…EdTech 15 | Webanywhere Blog

Published: June 4, 2015

EdTech 15 is nearly upon us and it’s safe to say it’s been a hectic few weeks here at Webanywhere. We’re currently very busy putting together the finishing touches to what we’re expecting to be a very exciting day in Leeds.

We were recently able to announce our Keynote Speaker, renowned headteacher and star of the BAFTA-award-winning series Educating Yorkshire, Jonny Mitchell. Mr Mitchell will be delivering a speech around the topic of “Ethos in Education”, something that we’re really looking forward to.

Alongside Mr Mitchell, we’ll have talks from Mark McManus, a cloud services manager from Microsoft. Mark will be discussing the benefits of integrating office 365 (a free product for schools) within existing systems, as well as the possibilities of adopting cloud computing within education. We’ll also have a talk from Ben Wagner, with his acclaimed talk and how best to utilise an open-source LMS within schools. Webanywhere’s very own Sean Gilligan will be opening the conference exploring the latest technology in education trends and describing his own e-learning journey.

Along with a high calibre of speakers we’ll have a range of quality exhibitors showcasing some of the latest e-Learning trends within education technology, we currently have Microsoft, Planet Sherston and NetSupport all exhibiting and  showcasing their products, with more to follow.

The Education Technology Conference 2015 will be taking place from 9am to 5pm on June 23 at the Hilton Leeds City. Entry is completely free and includes admission to all talks and seminars as well as a two-course lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s happening visit the website here – we’ll be announcing even more speakers and exhibitors within the coming days so make sure you keep up to date with what’s going on.

Hope to see you there.

Announcing Education Technology 2015: The Largest Ed Tech Conference in The North

Published: May 14, 2015

The Education Technology conference is here, and we’re inviting you to join us at what promises to be the most exciting event in Education Technology in The North.
Hosted in the beautiful and prestigious Hilton Leeds City Hotel, the event will be a great chance to see some of the leading EdTech companies in the country, meet other teachers and professionals and take full advantage of our free catering.

Plus, we’ll be hosting talks from world leading experts in Education Technology and from schools and teachers who have changed the way they teach forever.
You can view more information on our website:

Register today! Tickets are FREE (including lunch and refreshments) and are available now.

Webanywhere: About Us | Webanywhere Blog

Category: Company News,Videos

Published: April 21, 2015

Ever wanted to know more about us? Webanywhere was founded in 2003 to make school websites. Now spanning the globe with offices in the UK, Poland and the USA, Webanywhere has grown from a back bedroom to a multinational business. Watch our new video to hear from our CEO Sean Gilligan as he talks about founding the company, growing, expanding, his proudest moments and a word of advice.


Now live –

Published: April 14, 2015

We launched our Homework Block just a couple of weeks ago, and now we’re very proud to reveal our newest website at
The new site has everything you need to know about our homework plugin, and you can contact us from within it for a free demo of how its functionality can save teachers time, make submitting homework easier and allow parents to track their child’s progress.

Furthermore, the site is built entirely within Webanywhere’s own School Jotter Site platform, demonstrating again the flexibility and versatility of our platform. The site is fully responsive and we feel it really demonstrates how School Jotter Site can improve your school website.

Our new-look Schoolanywhere website has now launched

Published: March 20, 2015

After many weeks of work, we’re really proud to announce the launch of our new-look website dedicated to School Jotter at It’s a central resource for all your School Jotter questions and information, and you can custom-build a School Jotter distribution for us to implement for you.
The new site is fully responsive and is designed to look great at any resolution – whether you’re browsing on a 27″ monitor or a 4″ phone, the site should be fluid and responsive.

What’s especially unique about the site and its versatility is that it was built entirely within School Jotter Site – Webanywhere’s own, custom-built school website system. This meant the site was easy to build, with drag-and-drop construction and WYSIWIG editing. We really think that this is an example for us to show the power of Jotter to the world – we’re so confident in its abilities for schools that we’re building our own websites in it!
We’re really pleased with our new website, and we hope you will be too. Check it out at

We’re proud to support the National Academic Challenge

Published: March 11, 2015

For 2015 we’re supporting a national competition where your students could win vouchers totalling up to £5,000! We’ll let them express it in their own words though:
As an online competition that challenges participants to engage in research during a designated time frame, the National Academic Challenge (NAC) is an upcoming 3-phase event designed to help prepare students in Key Stage 3 and above for all the challenges of today’s job market.
Some aspects that make the NAC a unique educational event:

  • Teams can participate anywhere, together at their school or individually from their own homes.
  • The event develops an active pursuit of information to seek answers to the complex problems presented while other competitions test memory based information.
  • The NAC environment encourages the application of new learning methods, teamwork and increases the use of new technologies in the classroom.
  • Promotes interaction with the entire school community including teachers, students, parents and school staff.

The competition will take place over two weekends and it will be up to students to manage their time for each phase.
The first phase consists of four hands-on tasks for each team to complete. While these tasks are not scored or mandatory, they are used as the first tie-breaking factor to determine the winner of the competition. Teams will have 5 days to complete as many tasks as they can.
The second phase is a qualifying round and consists of 10 questions from the following topics: History, Environment, Music, Trivia, News, Languages, Art, Technology, Sports, Logical Reasoning and a surprise topic. Each question is worth a number of points based on the difficulty of the question and teams will have 36 hours to complete as many questions as they can. Teams that score higher than the national average performance will qualify for the third and final phase, which consists of a timed Puzzle in an unrevealed format.
The team that has the highest combined score from the second and third phase will be the winner. They will receive £5,000 to be evenly divided between members and an additional £1,000 for their teacher.
The NAC is an extraordinary opportunity for students to learn how to think outside the box, work in teams, manage conflicts, critically analyze complex problems and assume leadership in the quest for knowledge as they interact with students from around the country.
The registration deadline for teachers and their student teams is 13th of March.
For more information and registration, visit the official website at:

Webanywhere partners with CustomTech for Australian market

Published: February 17, 2015

Webanywhere are proud to announce a partnership with CustomTech for distributing our School Jotter e-Learning platform in Australia.
CustomTech have a wealth of experience in deploying and supporting software in the Australian market, and we look forward to a fruitful and productive relationship with them.  They specialise in public and private cloud solutions, so are a natural fit for our blended-learning approaches..
With over 25 years of experience, we feel confident that customers in Australia will be very happy with the service and support CustomTech can provide.
Find out more at their website,

Webanywhere Is Moving! | Webanywhere Blog

Published: July 14, 2014

2003: Webanywhere launches in Sean Gilligan’s parents’ house – Sean’s bedroom to be precise. Sean and his slowly expanding team sell websites to schools around the Yorkshire region.

2010: Webanywhere launches in the US, with an office in Philadelphia, PA. Later becoming an Official Totara Partner in America, Sean’s team expand their client base while taking on key corporate customers, like Domino’s and Safeway. A Polish office follows two years later.

2014: Webanywhere relaunches its Head Office with a move to Leeds City Centre!

That’s right – this summer, after 11 years in Keighley, near Bradford, Webanywhere’s Head Office will move to Leeds.

Our brand new office – which we will be moving into mid-August – is located at City Exchange, in the brand new Trinity shopping centre. It’s three minutes from the railway station, a short walk from Leeds landmarks like Millenium Square and the Corn Exchange – and will truly be a 21st century experience for both our team and our visitors.

We can’t wait to invite schools and businesses to our new offices – for meetings, training sessions and mini events. If you like the sound of our brand new office, and want to take the next step in your career, we’re also recruiting prior to the move. You can see all our current vacancies here: