Argoed High School is is an established Flintshire school with a modern outlook and a strong partnership approach to learning, with the motto ‘succeeding together’.
The school felt their website needed a modern look to reflect this and approached Designweb to undertake the project with a view to creating a new logo and strong branding to position the school as a desirable place to attend – and enhance the school’s positive reputation for education.
The website needed to provide easy access to a wide range of school information while retaining a simple, modern interface, which was achieved through a straightforward menu, a clean design and strong colours.
Our branding and web design teams worked closely together to create a new logo with colours that could be integrated seamlessly into the website while also translating well into their traditional printed materials and the school recorded a virtual tour video which enhancea the website and gave a warm, welcoming introduction for parents during the pandemic.
The website was developed inline with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
Designed on the WordPress platform, the site offers a modern platform designed to engage parents and children, and enable them to access information quickly – the platform means that school staff are able to make amendments as needed, keeping parents informed.
Our high-quality website hosting service with high availability means the site will remain operational during events like ‘snow days’ – where multiple people will be accessing the site at the same time.
It also enables the video to play seamlessly on all major devices.
Very quick to meet, discuss and plan our project and then completed the work quickly to meet a tight deadline. Ongoing support and advice was and continues to be readily available. Paul and the team have made the whole process pain free and were very good to work with.
Given the constraints imposed on schools due to Covid we have had to develop our online technologies and platforms. First and foremost of this was our website. It had to be informative, engaging, user friendly and also to reflect our ethos and values as an organisation. In a very short period of time, Paul and his team were able to construct a very professional site that meets all those criteria. I will continue to work with them to refine our website and would definitely recommend them.Paul Smith, Headteacher at Argoed High School