The Bishop of Winchester Academy

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The Bishop of Winchester Academy is a Church of England school based in Bournemouth, offering extensive secondary education with a distinctively Christian ethos. The Academy harbours a strong sense of community and student identity, something they were keen to reflect in their website.

The team at Yammayap were great to work with; they simply got things done. We will be working with them again in the future.

Tom Macildowie, Deputy Vice-Principal

The Requirement

The Bishop of Winchester Academy were very clear that they wanted control over their website. They were very keen to have an interactive WordPress platform which they could maintain independently without incurring the development costs often applicable to standard school websites. They required a site that appealed to current/prospective students and parents alike. It also needed to function seamlessly across the full range of devices such as smart phones, tablets and touch screens.

The Requirement

The Approach

The Approach

The design needed to convey the individuality of the school, so we included three photography sessions within the site package. We then designed the site around these images, allowing the Academy/students to speak for themselves in the design. The best indication that we had successfully delivered the design brief was the seal of approval from the 'Student Voice' on the final design. Only two photography sessions were used to create the web site, meaning that the Academy can refresh images at a later date, this has proved particularly valuable alongside the Content Management System, as Tom Macildowie pointed out; ""it's a poor reflection if a website is so outdated that the students pictured are no longer attending, but we didn't want to have to pay every time we wanted to update images."


The Result

"We initially chose Yammayap because they were local, professional and could offer us the bespoke level of design we needed. We costed the project over three years and taking into account the flexibility and control afforded by the WordPress platform, Yammayap were easily comparable. We gave them a tight turnaround time of just six weeks to complete the website and they rose to the challenge. We have integrated our RSS feeds with the digital signage within the school, are already ranking well and have received positive feedback from our students and their parents. All round the website has been a great success."

The Result

Additional Work

"Yammayap also used the images on the website to design our prospectus and information folders. The consistency between our online presence and printed materials has helped to reinforce the brand/image of the Academy as a whole. I would certainly recommend Yammayap to other schools in the area.


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