Hartburn Primary is one of the largest Primary Schools in Stockton-on-Tees with close to 600 students enrolled.
Academy Creative have supported Hartburn Primary on a number of projects over recent months, both online and in print.
The first project was to design and build a new website to promote the school online. Increasingly schools are under pressure to improve their online presence whilst also ensuring their website fulfils Ofsted requirements.
The Hartburn Primary website was to sit on the bespoke built Academy Creative CMS system and would feature one of the new template designs which schools can choose from. The design and build of the system was done following comprehensive research carried out amongst the education sector. Mark Skirving, Digital Director, Academy Creative;
“The feedback we had from schools was that they were not happy with the various CMS admin systems on their existing websites. Frameworks such as WordPress are not always the easiest to use for staff without extensive IT knowledge.
“We are proud to have invested the time and resources in building our system which couldn’t be easier to use for the admin staff, whether that be a dedicated IT manager or a office admin assistant. We carry out full training on site, run ongoing workshops at our Stockton base and are available at all times to deal with and support queries.”
“We are really pleased to have supported Hartburn Primary with the launch of their new website. They have a great reputation in the area and have been great to work with over recent weeks.”
More is planned for the Academy Creative system with further new features to be added in the coming months. Working closely with Teesside University, Academy Creative are currently on a 8 week Innovation Programme which is being used to plan the next 12 months of innovation on the project.
Other support Academy Creative have provided Hartburn Primary includes new school signage, both internal and external and a new prospectus design and print. Mrs Julia Armstrong, Headteacher;
“We are delighted with the support provided by the team at Academy Creative. They are always willing to go the extra mile and visit us at a drop of a hat. We are really happy with the new website and it brings a professional look to how we communicate with parents online.”