When it comes to buying your next school website there are many factors to take into consideration. Price, turn around time, ease of use...these are all important factors that will determine your decision. However, I would like to suggest that the most important factor is making sure you choose an education-specific school website design company. Why you may ask? Let's take a look.
An education-specific school website company will prioritise compliance
We all know how important it is to ensure that school websites are compliant with the latest DfE requirements. It's vital. By choosing an education-specific website company, you are choosing to partner with a company that understands and shares your priorities.
At Schudio we are committed to staying up to date with the latest requirements. Ensuring you have the tools you need to keep your website compliant is what we do. Our School Website Requirements Guide is trusted by thousands of schools nationwide. Make sure your next website partner has school website compliance firmly on their radar too.
An education-specific school website company will focus their development
Any decent website company will be able to create a responsive and attractive website for a school. There is nothing particularly unique or groundbreaking about this. However, an education-specific school website company will focus their development on introducing new and exciting features to help and support schools.
Often schools have the following website needs:
- to publish exciting and interesting content, such as news, events and blogs easily
- provide their school community with all of the information that they need clearly
- update statutory information regularly
All of the development work we do at Schudio is geared towards making sure you can have the maximum online impact with relevant and easy to use features.
An education-specific school website company understand schools
The day to day issues that can arise at schools are unlike any other sector. Therefore, working with a company that understands this will create a more harmonious working relationship on your website project. It is also likely that there will be creative solutions to barriers to getting your site up and running.
Take training as an example. We understand it is often hard and expensive to take someone out of school for a day to send them on website training. But training must happen or your website administrator will not be able to update the site competently. That's why we have SchudioTv! SchudioTv will allow your team member to receive full training without leaving school grounds. And it doesn't just stop with website training - there is a wealth of knowledge and training all designed to support individuals working in schools
Want to know more?
If you are in the process of looking for your next school website, why not grab a copy of our School Website Buyers Guide? This document will help you in your search for a new website and includes an easy to use comparison table so you can compare the companies you are in contact with.