In today’s busy technological society, there are so many reasons for schools to have websites, including:
There are many other reasons for schools to have a website, but the main reason is to provide support and information for parents.
School websites provide an important resource as they need to cover a wide range of topics and issues, that previously were only available on request. Or as a result of a telephone conversation to the school secretary. Having all general information on a schools website cuts down a lot of administrative time, and avoids misunderstandings. There are however, a number of considerations that need to be addressed by designers:
School websites are used by people from all cultures and backgrounds, so they have to appeal to all. Some people who go onto a the site may not be very familiar with navigating such sites over the internet, so they have to be very user friendly.
School websites do need to be up to date, giving parents current information about any events, sports days, awards, problems or government legislation.
You need to adhere to the guidelines and legislation set out by the Department of Education, so all school websites do need to provide legislative information that is a legal requirement.
Website design for schools is very important, as many parents will visit the website will want to find information quickly. Therefore it is important for you to select an agency who has done similar work in the past. All website designers have a portfolio of previous clients that they have done work for, so as long as the designer has a few schools or nurseries included among previously satisfied customers, then the designs should work well. Around the UK there are many web agencies who can help and who may provide great designs; however, it is advisable to work with one in your locality. For free advice and quotes on website design for schools, just complete our form.