Website of the Week – Welburn Hall School

Published: November 10, 2015

Welburn Hall School in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, is a SEN boarding school catering to a wide variety of children from ages 8 to 19 years. It goes without saying, therefore, that this isn’t your typical School Jotter primary website.
The theme itself is nice enough, making good use of the school’s colours and particularly nice use of the gallery feature to show off a slideshow of images from the school. It’s really easy to get a sense of the school’s ethos as a caring, rural school for some of the more vulnerable members of society.

What I’d particularly like to draw to people’s attention, though, is the site’s accessibility options. These are available as an optional extra on most Jotter themes, but are surprisingly rare as far as implementation goes. As basic as they are, the abilities to increase text size and switch to a high-contrast display are undoubtedly lifesavers to those who might struggle to read the standard-sized text. The change only alters the body copy, the the normal usability of the site isn’t affected – an elegant happy medium between design and accessibility.

We’re very proud of our work with SEN schools, and being able to provide these bespoke services to Welburn Hall really does demonstrate the versatility of the School Jotter platform. It doesn’t matter what your requirements are, whether you’re a rural, residential SEN school or an inner-city primary, we can help!

School Websites Yorkshire – Examples Made with Jotter

Published: October 15, 2015

Webanywhere provide school web design in Yorkshire, throughout the UK, and beyond. We have provided websites to literally hundreds of schools across North, South, East and West Yorkshire. On this post, we’ll be looking at just a few examples of great school websites in Yorkshire, all made with School Jotter – the site builder and suite of apps for education providers.

Birstwith C of E Primary School, North Yorkshire

This beautiful Church of England primary school located in the North Yorkshire countryside use photographs of their local surroundings for the backdrop of their website. They’ve included a slideshow of pupil photos and a warm welcome from their headteacher.
The homepage integrates a feed of the weekly newsletter and visitors are encouraged to follow the school on Twitter.
This North Yorkshire school website can be seen at:

Great Heights Cluster, Bradford

This school cluster website introduces 8 primary schools and one secondary school in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The site explains how these schools work together on projects that aim to enhance Teaching & Learning, Leadership & Management, and Community Cohesion.
The cluster school website design signposts visitors to joint initiatives and useful information, such as e-safety links and upcoming events, while also taking visitors to any of the member schools.
Visit the website to learn more:

Knavesmire Primary School, York

This colourful primary school website design signposts essential visitor information quickly and effectively through a set of drop down menus. There are additional feeds from Twitter and an upcoming events schedule, and an integrated Google Map opens up to help you find the school.
The site uses a gallery of large images from in and around the school on their homepage.
View the website of Knavesmire Primary School in York at:

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Website Of The Week: Ben Rhydding Primary School

Published: December 7, 2012

Ben Rhydding Primary School’s website has been a favourite of ours for some time – so it’s great to return to it this week and see it’s still being regularly and lovingly updated.
The design of the website strikes you first: a beautifully-created header that sums up the school perfectly, with rolling hills, the mountains familiar to locals (the school being based in up in the hills of the West Yorkshire Pennines), and bright, bold colours.

Going deeper into the website, it’s a trove of information about the school; there’s plenty of information here that parents will love – but also lots for new visitors to digest and be impressed with, if they’re considering the school for their child. There’s even information about the local area in the ‘Our Community’ section – mentioning the ‘cow and calf rocks’ which also feature in the colourful website header design.
Other information that’s great for new visitors looking for a school is the ‘Pupils’ section, with information about ‘Lunchtime Buddies’ (children who help out the lunchtime supervisors), school clubs information (Ben Rhydding boasts everything from a Girls’ Football Club to a Disco Dancing Club – we’d love to be a member of that one!) and class curriculum details.
When parents want to know the hard facts about how the school performs, they’re all there too – and under the ‘About Us’ section we’re pleased to note Ben Rhydding received a glowing report from Ofsted. We hope Ofsted loved the website too, as much as we do.
You can take a look at the Ben Rhydding Primary School website yourself, by clicking here.