Ruskin Community High School Website Case Study

This article was written by Yellow Circle Staff, at Yellow Circle

 

Introduction

Ruskin Community High School is an ambitious and inclusive High School in Crewe, where students and teachers enjoy learning together. Ruskin approached us back in 2019, looking for help with designing and developing their new website.

 

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The process

We had an initial meeting with the school to discuss ideas and critical functionality. They explained that many parents didn’t speak English as their first language and couldn’t always read updates on their old website. Additionally, the staff at the school found their old website difficult and time-consuming to update.

The school needed a new site that would serve parents from various backgrounds and allow staff to post updates and news quickly. We were continuously thinking about how the school’s new website could better support them.

With this in mind, the new website provides multiple language options, and pages are translated instantly so parents/carers can easily read all the information on the website.

Additionally, as the website has over 60 pages, we wanted to improve access to the information. All the pages have been categorised using dropdowns and submenus, making it quick and easy to navigate on computers, phones and tablet devices.

The website also has a new integrated events calendar that allows the school to add term time dates and upcoming events. The calendar can be exported as a PDF to enable parents/carers to print the document easily.

As part of our website development, we provided our standard 1-2-1 training, which has helped the staff at Ruskin to learn how to use their new website.

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Design screenshots.

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The end project

The finished website provides an easy to use experience and enables the school to keep parents, carers and pupils informed. Click here to see Ruskin’s new website.

 

Testimonial from the school

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Yellow Circle who recently actioned a new website for Ruskin Community High School. We are extremely pleased with the end result. Special thanks also to Josh Brian who was always on hand to explain anything relating to the administration of the new site which made the transition from the old to new seamless!”

 

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