The complete education website system, designed and developed specifically for schools, school groups and multi‑academy trusts.

A website solution that has no upfront build costs, no lengthy contract, updating done for you, central policy & document management, an annual review by our experts and best of all – a single low‑cost monthly subscription.

Who we work with.

“Thank you, the website looks great! I have looked at it on different devices and it looks fab - the photos are amazing!”

James Keating
CEO at Hummersknott Academy Trust

“Extremely pleased and impressed with Blue Apple Education!”

 

Natalie Hunt
Head of Marketing and Admissions,
Leicester Grammar School

Nothing could have been better. An outstanding service where nothing is too much trouble and all done with a cheery, efficient manner.”

 

Michelle Harrington
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Empower Multi-Academy Trust

This is great, we love the layout! Very happy with it. Blue Apple just gets us."

 

Ellie Turner
Marketing Manager
Haven Nook School

"Thank you all for your expertise and patience with this project. It's been a joy working with you all, especially the lovely, talented Dean!"

 

Penny Perry
Marketing & Communications Officer
Gateway School

The PLATO School Website System
Designed for Multi-Academy
Trusts and their Schools

PLATO was created in response to the issues and challenges that Multi-Academy Trusts and their Schools reported when using their existing website solutions. We designed the PLATO school website system to overcome these challenges and to ensure that your Trust and School websites become an asset rather than an issue.

School websites are an expensive investment and we can’t justify the cost of updating.”

There are NO UPFRONT COSTS to design and build your PLATO website(s). Simply pay a monthly subscription, allowing you to accurately budget total website costs across your Trust / School.

Your PLATO subscription also includes unlimited updates, amends and support. Trust and School staff can simply raise a ticket on our support portal for amends, new pages or even whole new sections of the site and there is no additional charge.

“Everytime we want to update our site, it costs hundreds of pounds.”

“School websites become out of date and have to be replaced every 4 to 5 years.”

All PLATO websites are reviewed by our expert staff annually, to ensure that the website is still providing everything that you need and working hard towards your strategic needs. The recommendations and improvements from these reviews are all included in your subscription which means that your site will never be out of date.

With a PLATO system, when you don’t need us any more, just say! We are so confident that you will love our service that we do not ask for any long-term contracts to be signed. If you do want to leave us, all we ask is that you provide 1 month’s notice so that we can ensure an effective and efficient hand over to your new supplier.

“Website providers tie schools into long contracts and offer little in return.”

“Distributing policies and ensuring compliance across multiple websites and website systems is difficult and time consuming.”

Central Trust staff can access all sites on the PLATO system from a single log-in. PLATO features an integrated document management solution allowing for central storage of all Trust and School Policy documents. When any document is updated, the new version is immediately updated on all sites where it appears. Our clients report that this is saving huge amounts of time and providing increased confidence of compliance across the Trust.

PLATO provides a built-in simple-to-follow training guide that allows all staff across your Trust and Schools to be able to update the websites, ensuring that you always have internal support when needed.

Often, only one member of staff knows how to update the site, and if they leave we can be left in a difficult situation.”

Designed to Support You.

 

With years of experience listening to the issues schools face when creating their websites, our production process completely removes this headache. Each PLATO website is designed to truly reflect the brand character of the Trust and School, but more than that, our designers will consider the user journey of visitors to your site and create effective “calls to action” to help drive enquiries, whether that be from prospective parents, new members of staff or schools looking to join your Trust.

Trust Wide Multi-Website Subscription

£120/month

Features

  • No Lengthy Contracts – Simply give one month’s notice if you want to end the subscription for any reason. No hard feelings!
  • Simple Updates with On-Page Editing
  • Unlimited Users
  • Central Policy Uploads
  • Homepage Hero Image Slider for Multiple Images or Video
  • Extraction of Content from Existing Website
  • Population of all Content
  • Social Media Feed on Homepage
  • Staff Gallery
  • Call To Action Carousels
  • Interactive Calendar or Events
  • News or Newsletter Feed
  • Call To Action for Prospectus or Open Days
  • Contact Form
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Blog Post
  • Password-Protected Section
  • Role Based Publishing
  • Version Control
  • Vacancies
  • Google Translate
  • Website Search Bar
  • Creative Graphic Elements
  • Hosting (with Daily Backups)
  • All Software Updates
  • SSL Certificate
  • Full Website Maintenance, Technical and Content Support via our Ticketing System
  • Online Help & Training

 

Monthly Subscription

  • Admin set up fee: £295
  • £120 per month, discounts available for multiple sites

 

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