The History of School Website Design & Software from Schudio

Every school website we build includes regular updates to the system that will never cost you any additional money. We were the first company to offer a model that future-proofs your school website forever. Below are just a few highlights in the development of the Schudio software and the service we offer to schools all over the UK.

2011 - Founded
September 2012 - v1 Schudio Launched
First Major Feature Update
December 2012

Already added in embeddable galleries and the first version of our Admissions & Applications System

Big Range of Themes Added
May 2013

Updated the software to include the biggest range of designs available on any schools website product

Launch of Schudio School App
January 2014

We were the very first company to offer a School App that was powered by school website software. It was free from the point of launch and is still free. It always will be.

Powerful MailChimp Integration
November 2014

Leading the way in marketing for schools, we created a powerful integration with our Admissions & Applications software to empower colleges, (and schools), to re-market to prospective students throughout the year.

Major Software Update
April 2015

A complete overhaul of the entire Schudio School Website software to make the dashboard perfectly responsive and add a huge range of features overnight.

Adobe Integration
May 2015

Installed Adobe’s online Image Editor directly within our software so that schools can edit and manage their photos directly within their website, without the need for any additional tools or cost.

People & Document Groups
June 2015

Completely unique features to make creating and managing people groups, (perfect for staff and governors pages), incredibly easy. The end results are beautiful and easy to use.

Document Groups
January 2016

Another completely unique feature to meet the emerging requirement from DfE to make documents and policies ‘readily accessible’ within your school website. Incredibly easy to manage, even notifying you when a change is required.

Quick Embed Codes
March 2016

The software was thoroughly updated to make it even easier to embed rich content and media in any page, news article, blog post or event. Content is becoming more and more important so lets bring it to life more and more!

Notifications
November 2016

The software now notifies users of key tasks at important times in the year so that you know you’re always on top of your website. The update includes powerful, customised options to create notifications based on your specific needs.

XML Sitemaps
March 2017

Hugely important to ensure high ranking in search engines such as Google. This new feature helps to ensure school and college websites that are easy to find.

Updated Support System
April 2017

Schools should ideally expect to receive a response to support requests within an hour. Our updated support system helps us maintain the very highest levels of care to all our clients.

School Map Pin Page
August 2017

For schools that want to exploit the power of video content, a map based tour of school is a fantastic way to draw users into a richer online experience.

Ofsted Ready Website Checker
September 2017

Completely unique, powerful online tool to check your website against the very latest Ofsted ready website compliance requirements.

Improved Social Media Options
December 2017

News, Events and Blog posts have been updated with OpenGraph (Facebook) and Twitter meta data to provide a richer experience when sharing content via social media. The News, Events, and Blog admin pages have also been updated to provide links to post content straight to Facebook and Twitter.

New Student Place Acceptance Feature
January 2018

For Sixth Forms and Trusts, a new bespoke student acceptance system for handling student application acceptances. Students can be offered a place on a number of courses and can accept and pre-enrol online.

Company-wide GDPR Compliance
May 2018

Implemented Privacy Notice Module to add custom privacy documentation and wording to website forms and provided market leading advice and training for schools on reaching and maintaining full compliance with the latest regulations.

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