The redesign of the Bradford Grammar School website has left no stone unturned, showcasing our truly astounding school and celebrating pupils’ achievements.
We have consulted widely with existing and prospective parents, pupils and colleagues, all of whom have fed directly into the design process. A back-to-basics approach began by sketching things out with pencil and paper – clearly, traditional methods still have a place in an increasingly digital world.
Content and navigation have now been completely overhauled to create a more informative and intuitive ‘user journey’. We kept an open mind about what might work best and after extensive user-testing (thank you to those of you who took part) have arrived at an outcome that we believe is a significant improvement upon the previous website.
We recognise that the majority of pupils and parents will access the School website whilst going about their daily routines. Time is often (always!) short, so being able to deliver the School’s notices and information in an engaging yet informative, ‘bite-sized’, way has been of primary importance. Visitors to the new website will also be struck by the imagery of everyday School life, our impressive architecture and a series of fabulous pupil portraits that tell a visual story of our School.
Apart from being a window on all that is amazing about BGS, the new site will evolve incrementally in order to represent BGS in the most effective way possible. Text, pictures, videos and such like can be added and amended at a moment’s notice. Additionally, it has been vital to ensure that the new website is as future-proof as possible and we are delighted with the way in which it appears on mobile devices.
The new website joins a suite of revamped school publications which bring to the fore aspects of BGS heritage, including our motto ‘Hoc Age’. We have endeavoured to present these sympathetically with a modern touch. In so doing it has been our intention to provide an authentic impression of the school as it is today, defined by our historic foundations, values and cherished traditions, but also by our innovative and forward-looking approach.
With all of the above in mind, we hope you will agree that the new website encapsulates Bradford Grammar School at its very best!
“Apart from being a window on all that is amazing about BGS, the new site will evolve incrementally in order to represent BGS in the most effective way possible.
Text, pictures, videos and such like can be added and amended at a moment’s notice.”