RSA Whitley Academy
Over the last number of years, the amount of schools converting to academy status has accelerated. When this conversion takes place, the requirement for re-branding and delivery of marketing materials is vital to communicate this positive transition.
RSA Whitley Academy, as the name suggests, is sponsored by the RSA. This provides opportunities to students that may not be available through traditionally structured schools. These opportunities along with an "Outstanding" Ofsted report for 2012 have been presented throughout the website design, prospectus
and other marketing materials supplied. Swimming Hippo provided the software and training required to allow in-house editing of the new web design as well as designing and managing print & design requirements for the school and Post 16 prospectus.
Swimming Hippo developed our academy website in 2011. The dialogue around the creative process was professional and supportive involving a number of staff at different stages of the process. Various ideas and concepts were trialled before we agreed the final version, which really reflects the school's ideals and vibrancy. The company accommodated very specific requests whilst giving expert advice on site format and layout. The site is now easily managed and updated by our staff having been trained as part of the comprehensive support during the sites development. Since the launch of the site we have added features and have been impressed with the aftercare support for ongoing developments.
I would unreservedly recommend the company to other schools and academies that wish to have a vibrant, modern and exciting website that is easily managed and updated.