20 Years Building School Websites

Published: August 21, 2023

Celebrating 20 Years of School Jotter

At School Jotter, we are thrilled to mark a significant milestone this month – our 20th anniversary! For the past two decades, we have proudly embarked on a journey of collaboration and growth, working alongside many schools across the country and contributing to their success.

Two Decades of Transforming Education

Our journey has been one of continuous learning, innovation, and partnership. Over the years, we have had the privilege of collaborating with thousands of schools, each with their unique stories and aspirations. As we reflect on the past 20 years, we are humbled by the impact we’ve been able to create in the educational landscape.

Elevating Schools’ Reputations Through Integrated Solutions

Central to our mission has been the development of integrated solutions that empower schools to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Our flagship offerings, the School Jotter Websites and Mobile Apps, have been instrumental in elevating schools’ reputations and transforming their communication strategies.

Seamless Synchronicity for Effective Communication

The beauty of School Jotter’s integrated platforms lies in their seamless synchronicity. The harmony between School Jotter Websites and Mobile Apps creates an ecosystem that enables schools to communicate effectively with their community and parents. Regardless of geographical boundaries or device disparities, these platforms ensure that crucial information, timely updates, and engagement opportunities are accessible to all stakeholders.

Fostering Connection and Involvement

In a world where effective communication is the cornerstone of success, our integrated solutions play a vital role in fostering connection and involvement. By providing a user-friendly interface for schools to share essential updates, accomplishments, and insights, we help build bridges between schools and their communities.

Looking Ahead: A Stronger Future Together

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve had so far. The impact of the School Jotter Websites and Mobile Apps synchronisation cannot be understated – it has revolutionised how schools communicate and engage. Our commitment to supporting schools in their growth journey remains unwavering.

Let’s Connect and Explore Together

We invite you to be a part of our journey as we move forward. If you’re interested in enhancing your school’s communication strategies or exploring how our integrated solutions can benefit your institution, we would be delighted to connect. Reach out to our dedicated team at info@schooljotter.com. With two decades of experience behind us, we are well-equipped to assist you effectively. Let’s schedule a conversation and delve deeper into your unique needs.

As we celebrate 20 years of collaboration and growth, we look forward to continuing our mission of empowering schools and fostering stronger communities. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Rave Reviews from Satisfied Customers

Published: March 5, 2023

Branding for schools- School Jotter

School Jotter provides high-quality website and app solutions to schools, making communication and administration easier. The company has received positive feedback from its customers who have praised its products and services. In this blog post, we will highlight some of the reviews received by School Jotter from satisfied customers.

Here at School Jotter, we take great pride in providing schools with high-quality websites and apps that make communication and administration easier than ever before. That’s why we’re thrilled to receive such positive feedback from our customers, who have nothing but good things to say about our products and services.

In November 2022, The FrenchAm Schools raved about their experience with School Jotter after a sales demo. “School Jotter was absolutely awesome,” they said. “School Jotter helped me understand the product offered and was able to answer all my questions. Great team. Thank you.”

In September 2022, Hollycroft Primary School (OWLS Academy Trust) was equally impressed after a sales demo. “Great even did the questionnaire for us. Magic!” they exclaimed.

St. John the Evangelist CofE Primary School was also delighted with School Jotter’s customer service and support during their sales demo in September 2022. “Great customer service and support,” they said.

Hertford Vale C.E Primary School had a productive meeting with School Jotter in September 2022, thanking them for “lots of good advice about the website and app” and stating it was “a very productive meeting.”

Saffron Green Primary School, Rubery Nursery School, Little Heath School in Redbridge, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Newchurch, Silloth Primary School, and Orchard Park Community Primary School were also delighted with their experience with School Jotter, giving positive reviews after their sales demos or meetings.

At Lower Wortley Primary School, School Jotter’s representative, Claire, was particularly noted for his friendly and knowledgeable demeanour. “Claire was friendly and knowledgeable about the products on offer,” they said. “Claire could answer questions well and provided us with examples of different websites available.”

School Jotter has been a trusted provider of high-quality websites and mobile apps for schools for over 20 years. During that time, we have created thousands of custom solutions for schools of all sizes and types, helping them to communicate more effectively with students, parents, and staff, and to streamline their administrative processes.

Our team of expert designers, developers, and support staff are committed to delivering top-notch website and app solutions that meet the unique needs of each school we work with. Whether you need a simple school website to showcase your school’s offerings or a complex app that can handle everything from attendance tracking to homework assignments, we have the expertise and experience to make it happen.

We take great pride in our ability to provide exceptional customer service and support to all of our clients. Our team is always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and address any concerns or issues that may arise. And when you work with School Jotter, you can rest assured that you are getting a high-quality product that is backed by our commitment to excellence and our long-standing reputation in the industry.

So if you’re interested in learning more about what School Jotter can do for your school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to provide you with more information about our services, answer any questions you may have, and help you get started on the path to a more effective and efficient school communication and administration system.

Using Private Areas

Published: May 4, 2017

Storing information securely is a key concern for schools. For that reason, we you might find it useful to have a private area on your school website for governors, teachers or OFSTED.
School Jotter makes it easy to add and customise access to your own private area, requiring a login for users to access it.

1 – Firstly, make sure you have a user login set up. You can do this by going to the ‘admin’ section on your jotter site and clicking ‘add user’.
Fill out the details there with whatever you want the user to log in with. Check their application roles have ‘Site’ set to ‘Viewer’ or above.

2 – Then, return to the site. Click ‘Manage’ and ‘Pages’ and then find the page you want to make private in the left hand side. Click ‘access’.

3 – Check ‘private page’ and then enter the name of the user you want to be able to access the page. Set their access to ‘view only’. This will be automatically saved.

Log out of School Jotter and when viewing the page as a non administrator you will be asked for your login credentials.

You can use your new private area to upload confidential documents and share meeting dates, improving communication between staff, governors or your PTA.

Website of the Week – Rogiet Primary School

Published: May 9, 2016

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!

Website of the week – Woodfield Primary School

Published: May 3, 2016

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!

Website of the week – St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Published: April 25, 2016

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!

Website of the week – Brandling Primary School

Published: April 4, 2016

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!

Website of the Week – Seabridge Primary School

Published: March 14, 2016

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!

Website of the week – Elm Hall Primary School

Published: March 7, 2016

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!