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Professional Web Design For Schools

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Are you looking to provide your school community with a great website?

If you want to improve the interactive experiences to better service your community and attract prospective students, you’ve come to exactly the right place.

At Concise Digital, we’ve helped many schools, from primary schools to secondary schools and boarding schools, create a new school website that reflects their school’s culture and values.

Your school website should showcase your school’s environment and achievements while also making life easier for students, parents, teachers and other faculty. With 15 years of experience in school website design, we’re uniquely equipped to build you an excellent school website that achieves this and more.

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Discover Our School Website Projects

The proof is in the projects.

To get an idea of what we can do for you, take a look at some of the school websites
we designed and built for others.

Already Have a School Website & Just Need Some Tweaks?

Perhaps you don’t need a whole new website, but just want some elements improved or something fixed. Or maybe you want more reliable (or faster) hosting for your school website. We are always available to help with any changes you need, even if we did not build the original website.

If you need help to troubleshoot your website problems, we can diagnose issues and then give you a time estimate to fix the problems.

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Features For School Web Design Projects

In addition to providing information and contact details, a good website for an education institution can become the essential interactive hub for the various groups and members of your entire school community.

Students, parents, staff and other stakeholders can quickly find and retrieve information and communicate with each other all in one place. Your website can be the central hub to link to other systems and platforms your school uses.

This makes the website much more useful and valuable than just an online brochure for your school.

  • Easy Content Management System (CMS)

    The #1 thing schools have always asked us for is to make their website as easy as possible to update. We promise your website will be easy to use, and easy to update.

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  • Complies with Department of Education Requirements

    You can be confident with a new Concise Digital website for your school. We’ve been building websites for schools for over 15 years and know exactly what is involved to meet Education Department requirements.

  • Mobile-Friendly & Fully Responsive Design

    As most parents, students and staff now use mobile devices to access information, we make sure your website is fully mobile responsive, which means your website automatically adapts its style and layout for optimal viewing to suit different devices including all popular mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.

  • Fast & Secure Website Hosting

    Your school website needs to be securely hosted and must load quickly for website visitors. It’s essential that your students and staff can access the information they need quickly.

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  • Integration With Blackboard or Other LMS

    If your school uses a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard, then we can set up links to the LMS from your website. Your website becomes the hub for different users to access the LMS, so they can assign homework, upload grades, record online classes, disseminate class schedules and take tests all in one place.

  • Integration With Zoom or Other Online Meeting Systems

    You can link to your Zoom meeting system or embed meetings within pages of your website.

  • Meeting Management Tools

    Your website can include document management facilities so that groups of users can upload and share documents that are available for restricted access by other members of the group.

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  • Term Dates & Events Calendar

    All school members and parents can have easy access to your school’s schedule of events for the school year like sports events, assemblies and PTA nights.

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  • Enrolment Forms

    The web system can easily include an online enrolment form to streamline your administration processes.

  • Online Payment Processing

    A secure online payment gateway can be included in your website to allow parents and families to pay tuition fees, events or other fees.

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  • Consolidate Systems

    We can integrate any existing tools, apps and calendars your school already uses as a part of your school website design project. As an example, some educational institutions have an internal staff intranet, and this can be consolidated into the website.

Budgets & Pricing

We understand the restraints of school budgets. When you let us know the budget you have available for your new website, we can help you plan the best website you can have for your money.

We will tell you if you can get what you need for less money than you planned to spend. If you can save some of your money, then that is good for you and your school.

As a guide, a good school website typically costs around $3k to $5k, but we’ve built good school websites ranging from $800 for a very basic school website to more than $20,000 for a very advanced site with custom-features.

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Local Contacts

Western Australia & SA

Gareth

Gareth

Director

Perth Office

Victoria, NSW, QLD & Tasmania

Paul

Paul

Coordinator

Melbourne Office

Our Tried & Tested Process for
Building Great Websites For Schools

  • Free In-Depth Chat 1
  • Provide Brief With Estimates 2
  • Design Mockups 3
  • Development & Walkthrough 4
  • Your Content 5
  • User Experience & Functionality Testing 6
  • Hosting 7
  • Go Live & Testing 8

Free In-Depth Chat

We like to take the time to understand your school and your web design requirements. When we chat, you can expect a lot of questions.

It’s essential that we have a good understanding of the school’s culture and values. We want to know what you’re trying to achieve with your new website and your planned timeframes for the build and launch of the new website.

The key requirements for most schools is to promote the school’s unique identity and make it easier and faster for relevant information to be accessible through the website.

For some educational institutions, the primary goal of the site might be to attract prospective parents and generate enrolment enquiries from your wider community. Other schools may want to reposition the school and want to use the new website to explain their history and the new evolving story.

To streamline the website planning process, it’s often helpful to look at some of the websites we have created for other schools. Think about the design, content and features you like, and also make a note of anything you don’t like or want to improve on.

Make a ‘wish-list’ of your requirements, noting the ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ feature requirements. With this list and an idea of your preferred budget, we can let you know what is possible within your budget and give you a ball-park pricing estimate for the web design project.

Our meetings with you can often be done over the phone or on a video call – or over coffee if you prefer. We do lots of online meetings these days. We are very flexible with our working hours and will always try to fit in with you for suitable meeting times.

Provide Brief With Estimates

When we understand your requirements, we will come back to you with a detailed brief confirming exactly what you want, including pages, colours, photos, and features with estimates on how long each section will take. We provide all the costs involved upfront, so you know exactly how much the school website design project will cost with no surprises later.

Design Mockups

If you decide to work with us following the estimate, the next step is to start the design process. You will need to provide your branding guidelines and all essential design assets, like logos, photos and videos you want us to incorporate.

If the aim of your school website design is to update your visual presence, our graphic and logo design team can create a new look and feel that reflects your school’s vision.

If you don’t have high-quality images, our graphic designers will integrate strategic design elements to enhance existing imagery. Our designs will feature a layout that works well for students, parents, staff and the wider community and showcases your school’s facilities and spirit.

Our designers aim for a well-designed, clean site structure with easy navigation that presents all key information with prominent text and visuals, and highlights descriptive call to actions.

Our usual approach is to create a wireframe and design mockup for your homepage for both mobile and desktop. Then you review the designs and give us your feedback on any alterations you want.

After you approve the homepage designs, we create the designs for the internal pages and any pages with specific functionality.

Development & Walkthrough

Once all designs are signed off by you, we move on to developing your website. You will then have the chance to go through the entire site and provide feedback.

Once everything is exactly how you want it, we will walk you through the backend and show you how everything works.

Your Content

The content for your website needs to be added to create your web pages. You can supply and add all of the relevant content, or we can create and add your content for you. We’re happy either way, and we can do as much work or as little work on this as you wish. 

If you are creating the content for your school website, then you will need to provide the content in a timely and organised manner so that the website project can be delivered and launched on time for you. 

User Experience & Functionality Testing

After the site development is complete with all the content ready for launch, we will go through the site and test each page on desktop and mobile. We also check that all functionality is working correctly and troubleshoot any issues.

Hosting

Next is setting up your web hosting and ensuring that is working perfectly ready to go ‘live’. We provide high-level business-grade website hosting.

Go Live & Testing

We will make your website live and immediately do testing to ensure everything is working properly across all devices.

Free In-Depth Chat

We like to take the time to understand your school and your web design requirements. When we chat, you can expect a lot of questions.

It’s essential that we have a good understanding of the school’s culture and values. We want to know what you’re trying to achieve with your new website and your planned timeframes for the build and launch of the new website.

The key requirements for most schools is to promote the school’s unique identity and make it easier and faster for relevant information to be accessible through the website.

For some educational institutions, the primary goal of the site might be to attract prospective parents and generate enrolment enquiries from your wider community. Other schools may want to reposition the school and want to use the new website to explain their history and the new evolving story.

To streamline the website planning process, it’s often helpful to look at some of the websites we have created for other schools. Think about the design, content and features you like, and also make a note of anything you don’t like or want to improve on.

Make a ‘wish-list’ of your requirements, noting the ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ feature requirements. With this list and an idea of your preferred budget, we can let you know what is possible within your budget and give you a ball-park pricing estimate for the web design project.

Our meetings with you can often be done over the phone or on a video call – or over coffee if you prefer. We do lots of online meetings these days. We are very flexible with our working hours and will always try to fit in with you for suitable meeting times.

Provide Brief With Estimates

When we understand your requirements, we will come back to you with a detailed brief confirming exactly what you want, including pages, colours, photos, and features with estimates on how long each section will take. We provide all the costs involved upfront, so you know exactly how much the school website design project will cost with no surprises later.

Design Mockups

If you decide to work with us following the estimate, the next step is to start the design process. You will need to provide your branding guidelines and all essential design assets, like logos, photos and videos you want us to incorporate.

If the aim of your school website design is to update your visual presence, our graphic and logo design team can create a new look and feel that reflects your school’s vision.

If you don’t have high-quality images, our graphic designers will integrate strategic design elements to enhance existing imagery. Our designs will feature a layout that works well for students, parents, staff and the wider community and showcases your school’s facilities and spirit.

Our designers aim for a well-designed, clean site structure with easy navigation that presents all key information with prominent text and visuals, and highlights descriptive call to actions.

Our usual approach is to create a wireframe and design mockup for your homepage for both mobile and desktop. Then you review the designs and give us your feedback on any alterations you want.

After you approve the homepage designs, we create the designs for the internal pages and any pages with specific functionality.

Development & Walkthrough

Once all designs are signed off by you, we move on to developing your website. You will then have the chance to go through the entire site and provide feedback.

Once everything is exactly how you want it, we will walk you through the backend and show you how everything works.

Your Content

The content for your website needs to be added to create your web pages. You can supply and add all of the relevant content, or we can create and add your content for you. We’re happy either way, and we can do as much work or as little work on this as you wish. 

If you are creating the content for your school website, then you will need to provide the content in a timely and organised manner so that the website project can be delivered and launched on time for you. 

User Experience & Functionality Testing

After the site development is complete with all the content ready for launch, we will go through the site and test each page on desktop and mobile. We also check that all functionality is working correctly and troubleshoot any issues.

Hosting

Next is setting up your web hosting and ensuring that is working perfectly ready to go ‘live’. We provide high-level business-grade website hosting.

Go Live & Testing

We will make your website live and immediately do testing to ensure everything is working properly across all devices.

Why Work With Concise to Build
Your School Website?

Custom Designed School Website

Every school website we create is different. We don’t use templates. Your website will look great, customised specifically to reflect your school’s mission and community.

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Full Training Included

You and your team will be able to do the regular updates needed. Full training is included with every school website design project, so you learn exactly how to maintain the school’s website yourself.

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No Long Term Lock-in Contracts

There are no long-term contracts with us. And there are no tricky ‘Terms and Conditions’ to lock you in. You can move from us at any time. Thankfully, most clients stay with us for many years. We hope you will too.

Freedom to Move

You own your website, and if you want to move or get other tech people to work on it, you can. You are not locked into using Concise Digital.

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Future Enhancements

If you need enhancements to your school website in the future, WordPress is flexible and we can make enhancements and alterations quickly at our standard hourly rate.

We've Built A Lot Of School Websites.

Take a Look Through Past School Website Designs

Sometimes it’s easier to get an idea of what you do want and or don’t want by looking at different examples of education websites. We’ve built dozens of good websites for schools, and we’ve developed this grouped list below which shows different websites in different budget ranges. This can give you a good idea of what we can produce and deliver for different budgets.

You will notice that most of these schools are in Western Australia. This is because Concise Digital is primarily based in WA, however, we have staff across Australia and the world. Concise Digital has recently opened a Melbourne office and plan to open our Sydney office soon.

Wherever you are located, we will provide you with a great level of service. Please put us to the test!

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Market Your School

At Concise Digital, we do not just build great websites for schools. We’re also experts in digital marketing.

If you want help or advice on any aspect of digital marketing, then let us know and we’ll introduce you to the right specialists in our team to give you the advice you need.

SEO

SEO

Most parents looking for a new school will start with a Google search. We offer a range of SEO services that can help to improve your visibility in search engines and get you found by more prospective families.

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Google Ads

Google Ads

Our Google Ads experts can help you to create effective advertising campaigns to gain more enrolments.

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Email Marketing

Email Marketing

Concise Digital helps schools develop email marketing solutions that help you reach out to prospective families and improve student and parent engagement.

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Social Media

Social Media

At Concise, our services include in-house social media management. We can integrate your social media channels with your site as well as create effective social media marketing campaigns to reach new prospective families and connect with your school community.

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