This week’s website of the week comes to us from Monmouthshire in South Wales, and it’s a cracking one. Rogiet Primary School (Ysgol Gynradd Rogiet) had their School Jotter website launch last week, and after seeing it it was really a no-brainer who our website of the week would be.
Rogiet have managed to strike the perfect balance between something bold, colourful and child friendly, and something that parents can use and find useful. It’s easy to navigate with its large tiles and buttons, while the big, high-resolution images really help to show off what the school is all about. One of the features I particularly like are the buttons for each individual class. They’re clear, easy to read and click on, and make great use of iconography.
We can also see some great usage of built-in School Jotter features here. The use of a calendar feed on the main page (showing latest events) with a dedicated page for the full, detailed calendar is a nice touch, as is the dedicated strip on the website for their twitter feed.
I’ve not even mentioned yet how the entire site manages to be bilingual in English and Welsh without becoming overly encumbered with text, which speaks volumes about the school’s commitment to its community.
Overall, one of the best websites I’ve seen so far this year, congratulations to Rogiet Primary!
Another outstanding school with a great-looking website! This week we are looking at the website created by Woodfield Primary School based in Wigan.
I really like the overall design and the layout of this website. Not only it looks good, but it’s also very easy to navigate and to find the information that you need. The white background throughout the website makes it look very clean. Light green and blue colours add a nice welcoming touch to the website.
The homepage features events calendar, live Twitter feed and latest school news. These are great tools for engaging with everyone visiting the website and for keeping everyone updated with the latest things happening at school. Anyone interested in receiving the latest updates straight to the inbox, can subscribe to the school’s monthly newsletter.
It’s always great to see outstanding schools choosing School Jotter to build their primary school website. The only thing I would suggest is to promote the latest Ofsted rating on the homepage and not to hide it.
Well done to the Woodfield Primary School!
This week we are looking at the website created by St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Shipley, West Yorkshire. It’s great to see that the school has recently redesigned their website.
There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage that introduces the school and its Catholic values. The homepage also includes useful features like information regarding the latest events and live Twitter feed to help everyone stay up to date with important things happening at school.
The school website is well designed and it’s easy to navigate. There are main contact details, navigation and language bars at the top of the page. The menu is located on the left of the homepage and it includes the learning resources and other useful information for students, teachers and parents.The school is uploading a weekly newsletter to the website which is a great way to improve engagement and to keep everyone updated with the latest news regarding school.
Overall, a great website redesign using School Jotter. Well done!
We’ve got another great website of the week! This week we are looking at the website created by St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Firstly, I really like the website design. The layout of the website makes it look modern and professional. Yellow and blue colours dominating the website make it look child-friendly and they go well with the colours of school uniforms. There is a nice welcoming message on the homepage which introduces the school and gives an idea about some of the school values. The welcoming message appears on the top of some images of students that always make a website look more personalised.
The website is full of useful content and learning resources and it is easy to navigate. Another great feature of this school website is an option to subscribe to the weekly newsletter. It is a great way to engage with parents and to keep them up to date with the latest school events and other important announcements.
Well done to St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School!
It’s always great to see outstanding schools choosing School Jotter for building their websites. This week we are looking at the website of the week created by Hillcrest Early Years Academy. The school is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and it has been rated as outstanding by OFSTED in 2014/2015.
What’s great about this website is that the homepage is not used to store all the information related to the school. Instead, the school focused on displaying some nice images of students on the homepage as well as some basic information like contact details, awards and a language bar. Even the menu is unique and it only has five icons with links to other pages regarding curriculum and other relevant information.
The school website features bright colours that make the website look child-friendly which is perfect for the early years academy. One of the things I found under ‘Academy Information’ page is ‘10 reasons to choose Hillcrest Early Years Academy’. I think it’s a great way to promote the strongest aspects of the school to the wider community. Other pages are full of useful information, including learning resources, information for parents, gallery and other relevant content for parents, teachers and pupils.
Overall, a good-looking and informative website created by the Hillcrest Early Years Academy!
This week we are looking at the website created by the Brandling Primary School based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. This school demonstrates how School Jotter can help to build a professional-looking website while keeping it very simple.
The layout of this website is clear and it is easy to navigate. The main information regarding curriculum and school life can be found on the navigation menu. Another useful tools that I like seeing on school websites are the search and language bars that make finding information even easier. Red and white colours dominate throughout the website and they make it look clean and organised.
The homepage features a slideshow with some nice pictures of students. This always makes a school website feel more personalised.
Overall, the website created by Brandling Primary School looks great and it features a lot of useful information. Well done!
We’ve got another great website of the week that has been created by the Staghills Nursery School and Children’s Centre based in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. This school offers the highest standards of early education as it has been rated as outstanding in its last 4 Ofsted inspections.
The overall school web design is great, featuring a clear layout that is easy to navigate. The menu bar includes links to finding all school related information and resources. The website provides a lot of useful information regarding curriculum, school values and school life in general. This is great for engaging with parents and the wider community visiting the school website.
There is calendar on the homepage to help everyone stay up to date with school events and other dates to remember. The homepage also features a slideshow with some nice images of students. Warm colours dominate the website and it makes the website feel very welcoming.
Well done to the Staghills Nursery for creating this great website!
Let’s have a look at another great website of the week. This week’s website has been created by Dean Field Community Primary School based in Halifax.
The website definitely stands out from the crowd! It features some nice air balloon illustrations that are perfect for a school website as they make it look child-friendly. Blue color dominates the website and it goes well with the color of school uniforms. The homepage features some nice images of students that make the website look more personalised.
The website is easy to navigate as the layout is very clear and links to all relevant information can be found on the homepage. There is a useful navigation bar in case there is something you can’t find on the school website. What is more, the page can be translated into any language you might need because there is a Google Translate bar at the top right corner on the homepage.
Well done to Dean Field Community Primary School for creating this great website!
This week’s website of the week comes to us from the Seabridge Primary School based in Newcastle, Staffordshire. The website features a lot of useful content and the overall website design looks good.
I really like the school video that can be found on the homepage. It looks really professional and it features some nice moments of daily school life. This is a great way to engage with everyone visiting the school website.
Red colour dominates the website and it goes well together with the colour of school uniforms. The website has a navigation bar for finding information and a language bar which is useful for anyone who wants to view the content in a different language. There is a live Twitter feed on the homepage and it’s good see that the school is being quite active on their Twitter account. The menu is located at the top right corner of the website and it includes links to all learning resources and other useful information regarding school.
Overall, a well-designed and informative primary school website. Congratulations to Seabridge Primary School!
This week we are looking at this very colourful website created by the Elm Hall Primary School based in Witham, Essex. The school has been rated ‘outstanding’ in 2009-2010. We hope this school is still meeting the highest standards of teaching!
The school website is very bright and colourful. There are some lovely illustrations of children at the top of the homepage. The layout of the homepage is clear and the overall website is easy to navigate. You can find information regarding latest news and events on the homepage and this is very useful for staying up to date with the school life. Another good aspect of this website is that it features a number of different learning resources for students regarding different subjects.
The menu bar has all important links to other pages that contain information and resources for students, parents, teachers and community. It’s great that the school has a blog for students and staff which is good for encouraging creative writing and for engaging with students. The homepage also features live Twitter feed which seems to be quite active.
A well-designed and informative website created by Elm Hall Primary School. Well done!