UK Independent School Web Design Portfolio

From small schools, to large day and boarding schools, our creative yet pragmatic design team understands your needs and works with you to craft a site as unique and diverse as your campus and community. We understand the importance of first impressions which is why our team takes the time to bring your campus to life online.  We offer multi-language sites so that you can showcase your school in any language, custom directories, campus maps, embedded video, and virtually any design enhancement you can dream up to share what makes your school unique.

Merchiston Castle School

Merchiston Castle School is an all-boys boarding and day school in Edinburgh with 440 students. The school's mobile-first, modern website design sets a high standard for school websites — not only did it win two prestigious design awards, the website has seen a 54% increase in unique website views and 19% decrease in bounce rate.

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Felsted School

The bold and immersive Felsted website represents Finalsite's third collaboration with the school to bring its online presence to life. Every iteration has pushed creative boundaries and this one is no different. The website received a Platinum award for excellence in design at the 2018 international dotCOMM Awards. Key to the website’s success has been its confident focus on modern school life.

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Whitgift School

Whitgift is an independent day and boarding school in South Croydon for students ages 10-18. Founded in 1596, the all-boys school is known for its IB programme and academic success, broad co-curricular programme, and unique campus atmosphere — which includes peacocks and other exotic animals on the campus grounds. 

Check out how Whitgift conveys its value promise with a best-in-class website design!

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Culford School

Culford School is an independent day and boarding school in Suffolk, England for boys and girls aged 1-18. The school's beautiful website tells an engaging story to prospective families in each of its four age groups, while also keeping its current community informed through parent hubs and an integrated email platform.

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King's School Macclesfield

King's School is an independent day school in Cheshire for students aged 3-18. Founded in 1502, King's has an incredible history to share — which shines through on their colourful, mobile-friendly website.

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Harrow School

Harrow is one of Britain’s most prestigious schools with a strong tradition, global recognition and a pioneer in education.

The task of designing a website to reflect the vast qualities and unique intricacies of this school is not one to be underestimated. Harrow's best-in-class website excels at creating an attractive and engaging website steering visitors to the information they seek.

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Charterhouse

Nothing short of iconic, Charterhouse is one of the great historic public schools of England steeped with fascinating history and outstanding academic excellence. Home to 820 pupils from around the globe, the school has created a website that covers all its communication and branding needs.

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Millfield School

Millfield is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 2–18 years based in Street, Somerset, England. Founded in 1935, the Millfield and Millfield Prep's vision is both bold and direct: "to be the world leader for the development of children."

The remarkable campuses are displayed in stunning homepage photography, an innovative campus map and modern design elements in this best-in-class school website. 

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Our Clients Will Tell You:

"Our new website was completely worth the investment. Six months on from launch, the number of sessions per month increased by 40%. We can do so much more with our website now, the increased functionality benefits both the school and its end users. I'm very pleased with the final result."

Director of Marketing and External Relations

"There is no other schools web company out there right now which comes close to the customer service, development and user friendly CMS platform of Finalsite."

Philippa J. Scudds, Director of Marketing and Communications 

"The hamburger menu represents our four main pillars: academic excellence, co-curricular depth and breadth, dedication to pastoral care, and a strong ethos of social responsibility. Our goal was to emphasise these pillars and give them prominence on the site. We were very excited to receive a Platinum website award in the prestigious MarCom competition.”

Nick Ellwood, Head of Communications

"Finalsite has given us a website with a distinctive design which is much admired within our sector. The speed and ease of use for everybody who interacts with it has been fantastic. Composer is really intuitive to use and this, along with the excellent customer support, has resulted in a great partnership. We now think of Finalsite as very much part of our team.”

Jenny Blaiklock, Director of Development and Communications

"The website is the hub that all our digital marketing drives to; it’s at the centre of all we do."

Sophy Walker, Director of Marketing

Be Inspired By Some Amazing Websites!

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Tonbridge School is a leading boys' boarding school in the UK, founded in 1553. The homepage video provides both a bird's eye view of the school's stunning 150-acre-campus and more intimate shots of classrooms, extracurricular activities, and day-to-day interactions. As viewers scroll down through the homepage, social media integration, testimonials from "Tonbridge People" (students, faculty, and staff), and an infographic featuring fast facts about the school culminate into three main calls-to-action that lead prospects down the admissions funnel. For current students and alumni, there are quick links available to various microsites–sports, theatre, events and societies. 

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Two words describe Royal Hospital's award-winning website: beauty and functionality. The three-centuries-old school (founded 1712) has a longstanding naval history, beginning as an institution specifically for boys from seafaring backgrounds. The new site pays homage to its heritage with distinct nautical design elements, a re-energized blue color palette, and a fitting position statement: "Navigating Success." The imaginative design is supported by functional headlines, well-organized pages, and strategic calls-to-action throughout. Viewers will have no trouble "navigating" through this site.  

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Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice.  Offering learning from the very outset at 6 months in their ‘Ducks’ kindergarten, through to A-Levels in the senior college, Dulwich’s website is clearly navigable into the three different age categories of the school, each colour-branded. An extensive Alumni dropdown also gives the visitor a flavour of life after school for ‘Old Alleynians’.  Winner of a Gold Hermes Creative Award, this refreshingly designed site’s subtle sticky header, multimedia visuals, and simple, elegant layouts beautifully exhibit life at the South London campus, and make for an exciting, vibrant user experience. Featuring quick-link driven pages and best practices throughout, it’s easy to find your way to the many facets of school life and beyond at this world-renowned institution.  

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