Planning Your School Website

School Edit have put together this simple layout to give you ideas and suggestions of what you may want to include in your menus and sub menus of your school website.  We appreciate that each school has different requirements and this is only a suggestion of items to get you started.

A well planned website should be easy to navigate so that your website visitors can find what they are looking for with direction from your home page.  Your home page is usually a different layout to the rest of your website giving your website visitors easy navigation to items they may be interested in.  For further tips regarding a home page please see School Website Home Page.

Considering your main menu across the top of your website:

Our School

This section is usually the area in which you talk about any aspect that governs and regulates the school.  Below is a selection of items you might want to include:

  • Prospectus
  • Ofsted
  • Admissions
  • Who’s Who of Staff
  • Governors
  • Helpers
  • Vacancies
  • Pastoral/Policies & Documents
  • School Uniform
  • Child Protection
  • PTA or PTFA
  • Healthy Living
  • School Menu
  • Special Education Needs (SEN)
  • Pupil Premium
  • Term Dates
  • School Times
  • School Council
  • Online-Payment

Year Groups

To your current and prospective Parents/Guardians find out more information about their childs education throughout the term/year you might want to include year groups and information relevant to that group:

  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Within each year group you could list:

  • School Day Times:
    • School Starts
    • Break
    • Lunch
    • Home Time
  • The Weeks Time Table of Subjects 
  • The Homework Table
  • The Curriculum for that Year Group

Childrens Area

This is a great area to get the children involved and support their education and ICT Skills, and in this section you might want to list:

  • Fun page and learning skills
  • School Council
  • Gallery of images
  • Voting Poll
  • School Clubs

Parents Area

Keeping Parents/Guardians informed and involved through a parents area of your website is ideal.  Here you can keep all the relevant information that parents should receive such as:

  • Generic Letters Home
  • Weekly News Letters
  • Parents Activities/Participation
  • Events
  • Booking Forms
  • Uniform Recycling

Galleries

It’s great to bring a website to life with photos and images. You may wish to have a gallery section where you can promote all great work of your pupils, staff, team, governors, school projects.

News

In your news section you may have many subjects to cover, special events that you need to promote to increase attendance figures, the latest charity project, the latest school letter,  anything that is news and to be broadcasted could be retained in this section.

Contact Us

Every website should have a Contact Us page.

Here is where you should list all your contact details:

  • School Name
  • Address
  • Tel
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Head Teacher/Principal
  • A Map of your location

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