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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With over 100 design awards, we help UK independent schools, MATs and school ownership groups market and connect their communities online with a mobile-first website.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millfield is a co-educational independent school for pupils aged 2–18 years. 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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Better Communications Start With Better Software.
Finalsite provides the creative services, tools and ongoing support that schools of all sizes require to attract and retain students and faculty. With an easy-to-use CMS, powerful communication tools, secure hosting and dozens of tools for organising content, Finalsite schools gain an edge in competitive markets around the world. Learn how we can help your school boost enrolment, recruit staff, share your values on social media, improve in search rankings, engage alumni and more.
Composer, Finalsite's content management system, provides tools for schools to easily craft engaging and professional website pages to attract and inform your community. No matter your technical ability, you will be creating beautiful pages quickly!
With world-class hosting powered by Google Cloud, we take digital privacy and security very seriously. We continue to invest heavily in software and technology to ensure that personal data is protected and your website is always up and running.
Your school members are often on the go so access to information needs to be fast and easy. Finalsite's communication tools, including our app for iOS and Android, make it easy to get information to your community more effectively and efficiently.
Finalsite understands the complexity of data and recognises that avoiding redundant data entry is important. With over 70 partners, Finalsite works with schools to streamline and connect systems to optimise operations.
Multi-academy trusts and school groups choose Finalsite to provide a scalable platform on which they can add schools and maintain consistent branding and messaging across the organisation.
Our clients will attest to the great support they receive. From solving critical issues 24-7, to helping achieve something new and creative, our team is there to help you launch, maintain and improve your website every day.
"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
"With digital marketing becoming increasingly important, we needed to ensure that our website was fit for purpose. We needed clear branding, clarity of message, modern design, faultless navigation and functionality; if we cannot deliver this, prospective families will seek our competitors’ sites. Finalsite helped us achieve this with our new website."
Tracey Gray, External Relations Manager
Ranging from small British independent schools to some of the largest senior schools, Finalsite works with schools throughout the United Kingdom and with British international schools around the world.
Our iron-clad secure hosting, integrated with CloudFlare CDN, means a lightning-fast user experience no matter where your users are accessing your website.
Finalsite's global support team answers your requests in a timely manner and are just an email away to help you in a pinch! We offer round-the-clock support.
Schools who choose Finalsite, stay with Finalsite. Our global team around the world is here to support our clients every day.
Finalsite offers hundreds of free best practice resources including blogs, webinars, case studies, eBooks and numerous virtual events throughout the year.
With clients in Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and Central and South America, Finalsite spans the globe. We have team members around the world ready to assist with all your requirements.
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Working with some of the top British schools, both in the United Kingdom and around the world, schools choose Finalsite for our award-winning websites as well as our thoughtful, creative, personal and innovative approach to everything we do.
We've helped hundreds of schools like yours:
- Build beautiful, accessible, and mobile-first websites
- Simplify website management
- Improve communications with current and prospective families
- Host safe, secure and compliant websites
- Create a safer, more reliable digital hub for your communications
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