Project Description

Lucas Vale Primary school is part of the Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale (GGLV) Federation. The goals and ambitions of the staff and governors is to make sure that they are at the forefront of innovative learning experiences, ensuring they deliver a world class education for all of their children.

Lucas Vale Primary School is a diverse learning community that provides the best possible support in helping its pupils to achieve their best. Pupils and staff are highly motivated and firmly believe in learning together, in partnership with families. Children are at the centre of their priorities. They are a values based community striving to ensure they develop the education of the whole child. Their creative curriculum is designed to foster curiosity and develop motivation and habits that encourage their children to be life long learners.

The Challenge

Lucas Vale Primary School had lived with a basic, unresponsive, static school website that they had little control over. They wanted to move to a platform where their single new site would respond appropriately to a wide range of screen sizes, raising parental engagement. The school also wanted to implement changes to the site themselves and add new content in the form of news, letters, galleries and relevant information to help both staff and parents.

The Solution

Having previously designed and built the Grinling Gibbons Primary School website, one of the two schools making up the GGLV Federation, it was important that Pylon Design ensured their solution echoed the look and feel of that site while uniting both schools as part of the Federation. However, both sites had to stand alone and work independently of each other.

Lucas Vale Primary School now embrace and manage a mobile-responsive school website that they have full control of content creation. News content is simultaneously and automatically posted to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and an RSS feed. Year group pages automatically pull in relevant year group categorised content from elsewhere on the site, making them an important landing page for existing parents.

By incorporating the school’s new identity, colours and corporate typefaces as a streamed web font, Pylon Design have designed and developed an exciting, responsive, informative, content-managed, friendly and colourful website that reflects their new identity.

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