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A scalable software platform for all budgets.

Recruit students, help parents stay connected, and empower your staff to easily update content with premium communications products and tools.

Award-winning designers bringing your school to life online.

Schools love how Finalsite finds what makes them unique and translates that into an authentic digital experience.

School marketing experts at your service.

Schools turn to Finalsite's consultants for their decades of experience developing and executing a digital marketing strategy.

Improve School-to-Home Communications with Password-protected Portals.

Portals provide a safe and secure place for your community to access information that's just for them on every device.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

A best-of-breed approach to give you the "all in one" solution you need.

We focus on the critical function of marketing and communication, while leveraging relationships and integrations with 70+ partners to provide a more seamless experience between the school and your constituents.

A team of 200, Finalsite has been serving schools worldwide for 20 years.

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

Save Time and Enhance Data Integrity

Our secure integrations with popular MIS providers mean you can replace timely manual data uploads with our automatic transfers for a seamless solution.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

Custom School Web Designs

Award-winning websites for schools.

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Custom Website Design and Development

With a creative director and a team of 15 full-time designers, including a design studio in London, our 80+ design awards, best-in-class creative packages, iterative design and onsite deployments make us your partner for creating an amazing site that showcases your story online.

In addition to a custom design experience guided by our award-winning team, a variety of other design options are available as well.

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The bold and immersive Felsted website represents our third collaboration with the school to bring their online presence to life. Every iteration has pushed creative boundaries and this one is no different. The website has recently received a Platinum award for excellence in design at the 2018 international dotCOMM Awards.

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Charterhouse School Website

Nothing short of iconic, Charterhouse is one of the great historic public schools of England steeped with fascinating history and outstanding academic excellence. Home to 820 pupils from around the globe, the school has created a website that covers all its communication and branding needs.

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The website homepage is emboldened by nautical graphic design and use of language; “Navigating success”, the visitor is encouraged to “Dive In” and “Discover RHS” with the focal search element, supported by clear and colourful calls to action.

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With high-impact use of stunning photography, slideshows and videos, this redesigned website wows from the homepage onwards, and we gain a real insight into the feel of the campus

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The Notre Dame home page delivers maximum visual impact, showcasing a banner slideshow of the school’s outstanding grounds and facilities. The photo-driven grid menu allows for easy, direct navigation while the infographics highlight the school’s impressive statistics.

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One of Britain’s most prestigious schools encapsulating tradition, global recognition and a pioneering education, Harrow School’s ethos is 'to measure success not by grades but by one’s influence on the world'.

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The website is an outstanding synergy between mobile-first, premium design and Composer’s in-built software functionality.

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The school’s red branding shines throughout the homepage, which through its animated arrow design concept, subtle parallaxes and varied choice of photography, creates an energetic user experience.

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The website has driven a substantial increase in admissions for the school, and no doubt this has been assisted by some of the stunning new design features.

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Renowned for excellence and for preparing its boys with a clear and structured, values-based education, the Dulwich Prep website is innovatively designed with a unique metro grid layout mirroring the school’s ethos and supportive learning environment.

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Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice.  

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With over 600 pupils from 3 to 18 years including boarders and a diverse international community, the school commits to providing a secure and culturally diverse family atmosphere, where each pupil can attain their personal best academically.

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Capturing a story shaped over 500 years, the Pocklington School website combines expressive use of shape and typography with fantastic and vibrant photography to deliver an aspirational, yet authentic insight into the journey of every student.

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Custom Design Enhancements Include...

Custom Social Media Feed

Using Finalsite Feeds, you can create an engaging social media experience right on your website!

Infographics

Share stats and impressive details about your school in a custom, interactive format.

Campus Tours

Essential for international and boarding schools, campus tours provide an interactive experience of your campus, complete with photos, videos and additional information — bringing your campus to life online.

Background Videos

Add motion to create an engaging experience anywhere on your site, including your header, footer, CTA buttons, and more.

Custom Search Element

Make content on your site easy to find with an engaging search experience.

Interactive Elements

Encourage your website users to engage with your site by clicking and scrolling to reveal new information, increasing site time and provoking curiosity. Interactivity can be applied to virtually any content on your site.

Custom Timelines

Rich campus histories are often a differentiator, so use this as an opportunity to share why your school is unique!

Subtle Animations

Photos the move, arrows that bounce, colours that change — if you dream it, our designers can do it.

The Sky is the Limit!

Listing all of our custom design enhancements puts us in a box — and that's the last place we want to be! Our designers think outside the box, and can come up with a custom design enhancement unique to your school's brand and mission.

Award-Winning Custom Designs

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gems world academy switzerland homepage screenshot in iphone

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Offering all three age-grouped IB programmes and boasting over 30 different nationalities among their pupils, GEMS Switzerland is part of the larger, global GEMS Education Network offering a truly international learning experience.  A winner of the Communicator Award, the website uses candid slideshows, bold branding, custom infographics and a quicklink-driven homepage to create an informative and dynamic visitor experience. The enquiry-focused header and clearly set search elements allow for a user-friendly aspect for prospective parents, while the grid drop-down sets up a seamless navigation through the site.  The interior pages are also made engaging and colourful through side banner testimonials, a range of content formats and wide use of multimedia.

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dulwich college homepage screenshot

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Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice.  Offering learning from the very outset at 6 months in their ‘Ducks’ kindergarten, through to A-Levels in the senior college, Dulwich’s website is clearly navigable into the three different age categories of the school, each colour-branded. An extensive Alumni dropdown also gives the visitor a flavour of life after school for ‘Old Alleynians’.  Winner of a Gold Hermes Creative Award, this refreshingly designed site’s subtle sticky header, multimedia visuals, and simple, elegant layouts beautifully exhibit life at the South London campus, and make for an exciting, vibrant user experience. Featuring quick-link driven pages and best practices throughout, it’s easy to find your way to the many facets of school life and beyond at this world-renowned institution.  

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Want to See More Award-Winning Sites?

Our design team has received more than 80 design awards in the past five years for our work. View an (almost) complete list of our design awards.

The Custom Design Process

Discover

Goals, dreams, expectations and requirements — let's discuss it all. Our discovery process is one of the most important parts of the deployment process as it is where we get to know you, your school and your brand, and begin to plan how to build a pixel-perfect digital representation of it. We treat this stage of deployment like a science. You'll provide our Project Manager with some key brand assets, and after an in-depth kick off call, we'll begin analysing each component to build a site that is uniquely you.

Training

Training is ongoing throughout the entire deployment the process with hundreds of free resources available at your fingertips. Our online library of resources includes short videos on virtually every piece of Composer and its related modules, text articles detailing how-to's and best practices, live weekly webinars, and hundreds of blog articles, eBooks and other valuable resources that will help you hit the ground running.

Design

Now here's the fun part! During the design phase you'll begin to see your vision come to life and exceed every expectation. Your designer will take the information you have provided about your school's branding, vision, mission and culture and craft something unique to your school. During the design phase, you'll have the opportunity to make suggestions and revisions to your homepage and interior pages to ensure they are exactly how you want them.

Build

Once your design has been approved, your Front End Developer will begin coding and building your website to work seamlessly across every browser and device. Your site will also endure an 80+ point Q&A process, which includes testing for web accessibility, mobile-friendliness, cross-browser compatibility, and more.

Launch

Finalsite's software ensures you'll hit the ground running after launch. With a Finalsite Project Manager to guide you and online help at your fingertips, you'll be on your way to expert status in no time.

Free E-Book: The Ultimate Guide to Website Optimisation

Learn how to score more website traffic, clicks and conversions with these website hacks, design updates, and more — detailed in this ebook!

Free Website Audit

Feeling inspired by our swoon-worthy portfolio? Request to meet with one of our website experts to see how you can improve your school's website!