We make great websites for schools​​​​​​​

Expert web design and photography service, with full compliance for Ofsted, GDPR and accessibility rules.

We make it easy for schools, academies, federations and trusts, to publish statutory content, news, diary dates and policies.

With all the latest features, our platform is a pleasure to use and great for building parental engagement too.

We are a specialist school website provider

We are always working on great features, great design, great support and great value.

This what we stand for and this is our promise.

  • Drag and drop editing
  • Parental web app (PWA)
  • Staff and governors directory
  • Front page news feed
  • Parent noticeboard
  • Dynamic rolling calendar
  • Private governors area
  • Password protected pages
  • Group pages for clubs and teams
  • Content sharing for affilated schools
  • Ofsted and GDPR compliant
  • WCAG 2 accessibilty compliant
  • Stylish 'magazine like' designs
  • Simple and easy to update
  • Easy to find statutory content
  • Green padlock security
  • Advanced media management
  • Hosted in UK data centres
  • Software and security updates
  • Full training provided

About The Design Process

Tailoring each website to each individual school is an important task and one that we approach in a professional manner.

We welcome feedback and you'll get the opportunity to review our ideas and also make any suggestions of your own.

Working within brand guidelines is fine too, so if your school has an existing logo, colour or style, we'll work up some ideas from there.

Federations and MATs might want a consistent look across the group, with individual schools keeping their own identity. No problem.

Above all else, we will do our utmost best to ensure that the final design is attractive and engaging; representing your school in the best possible way. 

We can also help professional photography to complete the picture

Introducing School PWA, our parental web app.

School PWA is included with all websites at no additional cost.

Unlike a normal smartphone application, School PWA can be installed without the need to go through an app store. So when visiting the school website on their phone, a parent can just add it their home screen and they are immediately connected.

And because they update in the background, web apps are silky smooth and lightning fast. In fact, they can also work offline, even when there is no mobile broadband.

Unlike apps from most school website providers, School PWA is unique to your school.  It is not a shared app, with limited customisation and used by many other schools collectively.

PWAs or 'progressive web apps' to use their technical name, are the future of the mobile internet. They are underpinned by web standards and are supported by Google, Microsoft, Apple and Samsung, not to mention other tech leaders. 

"We wanted a 'shop window' open to the world and a site which gave a real sense of who we are. In fact the website actually serves a multitude of other uses, the potential of which we are only just beginning to realise."

- Fiona Beetles. Headteacher, Sutton in Craven CP School.

"GSW have given us exactly what we needed for our school. Attractive design, easy to use, flexible layout and very good value! The professional support and help is superb, and nothing is too much trouble!"

- Dianne Cooper. Headteacher, Christchurch School, Skipton 

"Not only is our website easy to update, full of excellent features, extremely attractive and brilliant to interact with, the support offered as part of the package has been second to none!"

- Michael Walker. Ackworth Howard Church of England (VC) Junior and Infant School.

I'm interested. What now?

Please get in touch to find out more or arrange a demo.

call us today: 01943 512549

School Website Design

Great School Websites, are a team of school web designers. We design and build amazing websites for primary and secondary schools, federations and trusts.

Our school web design system provides answers to all the needs that a school could ever have. So no matter what, we’ve got you covered. ​

Full branding and graphic design service

If you want something fresh and brand new for your school, we also offer a full graphic design service. We can help you start all over again from scratch. Leading you to capture the true essence of your school.

Managing your new website will be a breeze. Thanks to our content management framework and easy to use media tools that we offer. We also offer many other services and features, to ensure you get a website that is perfect for your needs.

School website design features

Many different features are available from Great School Websites. Take a look at the list below:

  • Stylish 'magazine like' designs
  • Flexible, drag and drop layouts
  • Easy to update
  • Easy slideshows & photo galleries
  • Save as draft or publish now option
  • Parent noticeboard
  • Term dates and calendar
  • Class and team page
  • Advanced staff directory
  • Positive feedback page
  • Green padlock security

The above are just some of the features our talented school web design team can offer you. Our services doesn't only include artwork and design. It also includes software development, photography, staff training, and online security.

The entire package is managed from start to finish to ensure a website that is the highest quality. We also promise that your school website will be responsive, and easy to use.

And, we’re always on hand afterwards for support too, so you’ll never get left in the lurch.

We provide the best features in a school web design package that you’ll find from any other provider. And thanks to our continuous development, you will also find that your website can grow with your school.

Advanced school website features

Our team also offer many advanced features to schools who would like them.

  • Content syndication between affiliated schools.
  • E-commerce facilities for opering a school shop.
  • Activity Bookings App for out of school clubs and trips.
  • Online Payments App for integration with ParentPay, SagePay or PayPal.
  • Teacher editable pages for classes, teams and clubs.

You can ensure that your school website does exactly what you want it to do with the features we offer.

Responsive web design for schools

Having a mobile friendly, responsive site is so important now. These days, the majority of website visits are via handheld devices, so it is vital that your school website works properley on mobile phones. It is also the case that for many people, their phone is their primary means of accessing the internet.

We create school websites that are responsive to all mobile devices. Whether somebody is using a smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV. They will be able to access your school website design and find their way around it with ease.

More about our school web design services

Website Photography

Great School Websites offer many services to complement your school web design. Website photography is just one of those services. Great pictures will bring your website to life, and make a big impact on the aesthetic appeal of your site.

Quality photos  help to add context, assist navigation, and engage parents. For many schools, website photography will be a top priority for their website.

Media management is a big part of our system, so you can upload photos yourself. We can also recommend a CRB checked photographer to visit you in school. Someone who can capture the essence of what life is like at your school.

Our photographer will spend a full day in school. Working with you, photographing teaching, learning, and play in various school settings.

Unlike others who offer this service, we will not take advantage with copyright rules. You will get about 200 high quality images on a memory stick as yours to keep and yours to use how you please. 

Staff Training

Learning the basics isn't difficult, as we make sure the system we offer is easy to use. Our team will spend time with your key personnel to ensure the learning process is as smooth as possible.

We provide training over the phone and can ofter arrange on site training if you need it. Telephone support is always available, 24/7, so if you ever need help or a question answered, just give us a call.

School Website Hosting

Because we also manage the hosting of your school website, it will always be fast. And in the unlikely event that a problem arises, we won't need to jump though hoops to get it resolved.

Our service level agreement provides a 99% uptime guarantee. So we cover everything to ensure the best results!

What next?

If you're interested in the services available from Great School Websites, all you need to do is get in touch. From this we arrange a demo or visit you in school.

We can do this on-site or online, depending on what you prefer. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs and arrange a demo at a time that suits you!

We guarantee that our websites are 100% original. They are engaging, colourful, informative and technically advanced. We are confident you won’t find a better package from any other company!

Great School Websites are based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. 

Tel: 01943 512549

Proprietor: Paul Driver // Twitter: @MrPaulDriver