How to make parents love your school website
One of the main users of your website will be parents. You will want to design and create a website that they will love and use.
Mobile Responsive School Website
With 89.9% of the UK using their smartphone to browse the internet, having a mobile responsive website is very important. A mobile friendly school website allows parents to navigate quickly and easily from their preferred device.
Make Content Easy To Find
One of the biggest frustrations for parents is being unable to find what they are looking for. As parents, they can be very busy people, consider quick links on the homepage for often requested information like newsletter and term dates. However, resist the temptation to squeeze everything onto the homepage.
Keep Content Up To Date
Fresh content will keep parents engaged and they will start to use your website as the main source for information. An easy to use content management system like Umbraco will allow teachers and staff at the school to update their website with news, diary dates, newsletters and photos regularly.
Add A Translation Tool
This is one way to demonstrate to OFSTED how you are trying to engage with hard to reach groups. For those whose first language isn’t English, you will be catering for their needs as they will be able to read the school’s website in their chosen language.
Make Your Website Look Good
A good-looking website will make it more appealing for parents to visit. A great school website design would have a clear layout, pleasing colours and clear, easy to read text.
At Schools Cool we have a team of experienced school website designers who will be able to create a fully responsive website with all the pages that you need. We are also able to design and create school apps, school VLEs and school branding and printing. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can help you.