School Jotter of the Week: Lakey Lane Primary School

Published: June 6, 2014

One of the best things about writing our weekly School Jotter of the Week blog post is the number of great school websites we get to share with you. Plus, looking back over the past couple of years, we can see how the Webanywhere school website design team have gone from strength to strength!
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School Jotter of the Week: Bishopstone Primary School

Published: May 2, 2014

Bishopstone CoE Primary School’s website has one of the most interesting designs we’ve ever had the pleasure of working on. The Wiltshire school has gone for a splash page to entice visitors into their website – and you can see this above.
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School Jotter of the Week: Coxhoe School

Published: March 28, 2014

This week’s website is a natural choice. Coxhoe School’s website is famous amongst primary schools across the UK, because it is home to hundreds of teaching resources.

Webanywhere is rather proud of the fact that Coxhoe School chose School Jotter as its website system – and this week, their website was relaunched with a brand new look. Webanywhere was there to document the occasion, and you can read more about this in our blog post here.
The website itself boasts a beautiful design, based around a castle background. The theme is continued through to the menus, which, when you hover over them, drop down further menu options in the style of ancient medieval scrolls.

As always, the website is full of resources, with the curriculum links section taking you through to dozens of links to resources for any subject or key stage you would need. This, along with the outstanding website design, should keep Coxhoe School at the top of the pile when it comes to school websites, for a long time to come.
To view Coxhoe School’s website click here. To find out how your school could have an outstanding website designed by Webanywhere, that’s easy to update and maintain yourself, click here.

School Jotter of the Week: Gosbecks Primary School

Published: January 17, 2014

A School Jotter website is perfect for capturing the ethos of your school, but at Gosbecks Primary School, Colchester they’ve gone one step further.

Their new School Jotter website design incorporates a woodland background, and friendly images of the children working. There are also cartoon-style graphics of children and the school, creating the feeling of a warm and welcoming primary school for any child or prospective parent – exactly what the school wanted to achieve.

The website includes all the latest Ofsted requirements, from sports provision funding to information about Pupil Premium – but its real strength is its ambition to increase parental engagement. From school dinner menus information and the use of Google Translate for non-English speaking parents, to the parents’ handbook and the events feed on the homepage – this website has everything to keep mums and dads informed.
For prospective parents there’s a virtual tour, too – and this, along with the amount of content included, combined with the attractive website design, makes this a great example of how effective a School Jotter website can be.
To visit Gosbecks Primary School click here.
To find out how we can create an effective school website for you, get in touch here.

School Jotter of the Week: Honley Church of England (VC) Infant and Nursery School

Published: January 3, 2014

Honley Church of England Voluntary Controlled Infant and Nursery School’s website is inviting and warm, with smiling, waving children placed in the header of each and every page. What makes it even better is that these children are wearing the uniform of the school itself.

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School Jotter of the Week: Hoyle Court Primary School

Published: December 27, 2013

Hoyle Court Primary school’s website allows you to put names to faces with the ‘Meet Our Staff’ page. Children may come home and talk about certain staff members and with this page you can see what they do in school and what they look like. Furthermore, this page gives the school website a personality and human connection – rather than just lists of names, you can get a real feel for how the school runs.

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School Jotter of the Week: Triangle C of E Primary School

Published: December 20, 2013

The fluttering butterflies on Triangle C of E Primary School website entice you into the site and bring an element of fun and character.

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How Do You Meet Ofsted’s School Website Requirements?

Published: November 12, 2013

This is a question we hear many teachers ask – and our team regularly speak to schools wanting help with choosing the right content for their website.

Webanywhere has already created a checklist for schools (which you can find here) but now we can offer you even more help with keeping Ofsted happy – with a number of free events around the country.

Tracey Gentle, a CEOP Ambassador and former teacher, will speak at many of these events, using her knowledge of school websites – and what both you as a school and Ofsted as the inspectorate need to get out of having a website. She will even cover the latest additions to the Ofsted/DfE criteria – as of course the guidelines and requirements are updated all the time.
The full list of free sessions covering Ofsted requirements for school websites is below. If you would like further information, or would like to attend, please email

Thursday 21st November 9.30am-12.30pm

Wolborough Primary School, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 2JU


Friday 22nd November 9.30am-12.30pm

Christ Church CE Primary School, Leigh, Wigan WN7 4HB


Thursday 28th November, 3.15-5.515pm

Westborough School, Westcliff-On-Sea SS0 5BS


Friday 29th November, 9am-12pm

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7DG


School Jotter of the Week: Carr Green Primary

Published: November 8, 2013

Carr Green Primary School’s website is not only comprehensive and brimming with information, but it is also colourful and inviting to those visiting the site.

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Website Of The Week: Nelson Mandela School

Published: August 30, 2013

Our first Website Of The Week for the new school year perfectly demonstrates how a school can get the full benefit from its website. Nelson Mandela School have been our most active School Jotter customer over the last few months, and this is obvious even by just clicking through a few of the many menu tabs!

Aside from the content required to be included according to DfE/Ofsted, the website is full of information that makes this a thoroughly insightful overview of life at Nelson Mandela School.

Our favourite area, which we definitely recommend visiting, is the What’s In The News section. This provides a great opportunity to teach children about current affairs, both inside and outside of school hours. We can imagine pupils and their parents following a page like this, and even contributing, as they do in their collaborative blog, linked to from the site.
Take a look at Nelson Mandela School’s School Jotter website by clicking here. Find out more about how your school could have an engaging website, rich with content and easy for teachers to use by clicking here.