Want to create a 'dynamic website' allowing pupils in school
to log in and see page content presented to them from an Access database.

I have made one through Dreamweaver and ColdFusion, and it works fine,
but price of Coldfusion is enormous. Just read about 'smithproject' open source alternative, but also temped to see if I can create what I need in Joomla...

Any thoughts before I jump in?