+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Web Development Thread, Excellent Primary Websites? in Coding and Web Development; Hi there, I'm sprucing up our primary school website and want it to be excellent! Would you care to share ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Excellent Primary Websites?

    Hi there, I'm sprucing up our primary school website and want it to be excellent!
    Would you care to share any links to really good Primary websites (that have perhaps been praised in Ofsted reports)?
    What features do you think should really be included to make them as useful as possible?

    cheers

    S

  2. Thanks to GenieNitro from:

    speckytecky (24th December 2009)

  3. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    I've seen quite a few nice school websites based around Moodle Appearance is one thing, but what it contains and how informative it is for pupils, parents and teachers is extremely important.

  4. #3
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,826
    Thank Post
    288
    Thanked 112 Times in 93 Posts
    Rep Power
    39
    Don't know about Excellent but I look after three at the moment, two complete and one in development. Two use a template based format and can be customised one was done in frontpage.

    template based (using schools.ik.org | Free websites for schools | Provided by Recipero & BT)
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School (in development at the moment so not yet complete)

    http://www.balbycentral.ik.org (complete and just updated as and when required)

    If you go and have a look at the newsletters and documents you will see I have used the ipaper idea so that the newsletters go straingt to the site without me having to do any formatting of it and it can be in most file types.

    Front page based (been done about two years)


    Woodfiled Primary School Website. (OK but have usual problem of getting info from staff to put on it)

    Hope they give you some ideas what to do or not to do if the case may be. Rather grown fond of the template based idea as it quite simple to do, and I may be able to get other staff to do it for me, like adding newsletters etc.
    Last edited by TechSupp; 24th December 2009 at 12:06 AM.

  5. 2 Thanks to TechSupp:

    GenieNitro (24th December 2009), speckytecky (24th December 2009)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Hmm... smartpaper is a good idea.
    I use pdf format for newsletters etc.
    Some parts of our website are created using google sites. That way they can be (in theory) easily updated by staff. In practice, so far this means the admin staff uploading a copy of each letter home as they type it (thus avoiding me having to do it)!

    Having a staff list is quite a good idea too (didn't really think of that before!)

    S

  7. #5
    Devontechie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    876
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 188 Times in 152 Posts
    Rep Power
    69
    I've seen a fair few Primary School Website's done in the EduGeek Joomla Template.

    Have you thought of using that?

    I'll add a few addresses tomorrow for you.

    Cheers,
    Steve

  8. #6

  9. 2 Thanks to danIT:

    GenieNitro (24th December 2009), speckytecky (24th December 2009)

  10. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    The Robin Hood site is very good - lots of interaction with the kids and parents through the forums. Would love to find a clear simple moderatable way of setting up forums like that!

    Also taking the point about making sites colourful for kids. Have to think about how toget the right balance between fun and child friendly/professional and corporate!

    cheers for the ideas..

  11. #8
    rocknrollstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    435
    Thank Post
    387
    Thanked 28 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    www.marneljuniors.com joomla based!

  12. #9
    jamesfed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    2,139
    Thank Post
    126
    Thanked 325 Times in 274 Posts
    Rep Power
    81
    Were doing the same with our website the new one is based upon WordPress (with a few things mixed in of my own design.
    We did our layout in a fantastic application called Artisteer - Artisteer - joomla template generator and wordpress theme generator
    Its expecily useful if your a beginner to web design (as I still am).

    Our most recent prototype - http://langtree.recommendmeapc.co.uk/

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26th February 2009, 11:21 AM
  2. excellent servce from westwood
    By nephilim in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd December 2008, 02:20 PM
  3. Excellent I.T. Provision and Support
    By squirrel in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12th October 2008, 09:23 PM
  4. Excellent use of school budget
    By AJT1 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2nd October 2008, 11:33 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •