Ponteland Middle School is among the top performing schools in the country and in December 2013, Ponteland Middle School became the only Middle School in Northumberland to sustain its Ofsted “Outstanding” rating initially judged in September 2008.
As a school in the North East with a stand-out reputation for delivering excellence, Ponteland Middle School felt it was time to invest in a new website that would enable them to showcase their outstanding school, promote events & achievements, communicate with parents & guardians, while meeting Ofsted’s website compliance requirements.
After a gruelling but very enjoyable selection process, Onit were delighted when we were notified that we had been chosen from some very stiff competition to work with Ponteland Middle School to design and develop their new website.
With many schools using an ‘off the shelf’ website solution, this was a perfect opportunity for Ponteland Middle School to set themselves apart with a fully bespoke, fully responsive and fully compliant website. With branding and DfE compliance guidelines to follow, our mission was to create a unique design that was dynamic, inspiring, inclusive and user friendly.
The old website was difficult to navigate and very PDF heavy and we wanted to move away from that with a simple but strong navigational structure and information based web pages rather than PDF attachments, which all make for a much better user experience.
As one of the clients key requirements was being to update their new website independently, we developed the site on the WordPress framework which has an extremely intuitive CMS and would enable them to change content and images as and when required.
With our design team leading the process we were able to deliver a stunning website that not only looks amazing, it’s fully compliant with Ofsted’s website compliance guidelines and it’s technically excellent. If you like what you see and would like to speak to us about a website for your school, please get in touch & we’d be delighted to help!