Client: Heathfield School
‘Take us away from our old, overcrowded and out-dated school website design. We want a site that reflects the new identity you created for us’
Heathfield is a prestigious boarding school. It provides an environment where girls have the opportunity to discover and reach their greatest potential. In whatever area that may be. Whether academic, artistic, sporting, musical or dramatic – girls develop life skills, life-long friendships, academic qualifications and confidence and self-belief. They are enabled to succeed throughout her life.
Heathfield’s existing school website design was in desperate need of change. It had ‘outgrown’ their current site. It could no longer accommodate the increasing amount of content needed by the school. Also and importantly, it didn’t reflect the new visual identity topright created for them. Extensive re-structuring was needed to improve navigation and user experience. One key requirement of this school website design was client control over the site. This was done through a complex but easy-to-use content management system.
Functionality rich website design
We re-structured the content, ensuring users could search or browse the site in various different ways. We also implemented interactive features. Adding functionality such as: a calendar feed from SOCS; Twitter feed; latest news feeds; embedded school publications; downloadable brochures, guides and form submissions. The school website design hosted a wealth of information. It was therefore important that certain areas were accessible from multiple places. The carefully planned internal links all offer a more intuitive, organic navigation style. The new website is constructed to a grid system. This allows for consistency across the layout. It enables the site to easily work responsively across a range of devices.
The website is packed full of imagery and carefully considered typography. these elements paint an insightful picture to visitors. The school website user gets a glimpse of life and learning for a Heathfield girl. We were able to balance creativity with precision. We produced an elegant and professional website that projects the message the school wanted to communicate.