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What is Schudio?

We believe in providing peace of mind, prioritising care over cash, and delivering exceptional services through our small, highly-skilled team of professionals. We're not a large corporation; we're a dedicated team committed to offering the best solutions for school websites, school marketing, and online learning.

Our full school website service is trusted by over 500 schools all year round. We're the UK’s leading compliance support provider and offer a range of services designed to drive engagement. We understand schools' challenges with funding cuts, rising costs, and increasing burdens. That's why we aim to make this part of your job as easy as possible.

Education Sector Specialists

Since 2011, we have exclusively partnered with hundreds of schools, trusts, and post-16 providers. Our relationships are long-term, and we bring that wealth of knowledge and experience to every project. That means we understand what it means to work alongside you, be an extension of your in-school team and be a reassuring, constantly innovating presence in an education landscape that is constantly changing. We’re not just a team of designers, coders and digital wizards - we are people with a track record of teaching, learning, SEND and marketing in schools and colleges like yours. And career histories that draw on the best of private-sector practice.

A Nurturing Approach to Support

We believe that your success depends on your partnerships and relationships with others. We have grown and developed a team that delights in helping you achieve your goals. We are not driven by the need to hit a target or grow to a point where we lose sight of who we are - our priority is to keep our standards of care to the highest level. Your website partner should be easy to reach and Always supportive - that’s why you will get to know your own support team by name - just as your students know you.

Care over Cash

We never want you to feel like you are constantly being surprised and asked to part with more money. In a world where schools face funding cuts, rising costs and ever-increasing burdens, we aim to make budgeting as easy as possible. That is why we keep our pricing structures incredibly simple. Do we charge for additional services? Of course, additional options are always available to you, but we won’t push them on you. Everything you need for a fully functioning, self-supporting, and compliant website is never an extra - even when we go the extra mile to help you.

Relationship First

Our approach has always been to partner with you. You should never feel that you have been handed a product or service and then left to your own devices. We work hard to keep in touch, share best practices and make ourselves available for anything you need. We’re not a remote supplier; we’re sat at the desk opposite you.

NO surprises, NO hidden extras

We believe that the price you are quoted is the price you pay. Nobody likes surprises so the single, predictable, flat-rate you pay includes everything

you need to make the most of your school website.

Education-Specific Content Management System

The Schudio CMS is our very own, built from the ground up specifically for schools with other things to do! If a colleague is a digital wizard, great, if they are nervous of the internet and can only post on social media, or sell their children’s bike on eBay, they can do everything possible on our system. At no additional cost, you will benefit from ongoing system updates and enhancements to protect your website from the ever changing world of the internet and social media. When you update an operating system on your phone - we’re doing the same to make sure websites keep working.

Training & Exceptional Support

Unlimited access to on-demand training (videos and resources) or in-person training at our office is included as standard - the choice is yours. Plus, you’ll benefit from expert advice at the end of the phone or via email and video conference - whenever you need it. You’ll have a named contact and, because we deliberately maintain a small, highly-trained team, you will get to know all our people at every level well and, more importantly, they will get to know you and your school.

Infrastructure & Hosting

The systems and infrastructure hosting your website has an average annual uptime of 99.99% thanks to the advanced protection measures we maintain to minimize any impact on your website. Full system backups are carried out every day as part of our recovery plan - your website is copied, all the time, every time.

Accessibility

We take website accessibility seriously and strive to ensure that all websites we create meet accessibility standards and guidelines, making them inclusive and accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. If your corporate colours create a contrast issue, we’ll tell you, if your videos would benefit from free closed captions, we’ll tell you...

Educational Impact

improve parent engagement
91%
improve school processes
81%
reduce teacher workload
69%
save school money
69%
CompanyBusiness Name: Schudio
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2011
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesSchool Website CmsAdd News, Events, Blogs, CalendarsManage All Content Inc Pages And MenusSchool Website Compliance Audit SoftwareParental Engagement AppPolicy ManagementImage EditingAi Powered Content
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Our school website CMS is built to work on any device so you can quickly and easily update content on your website from any location. The platform is simple to use and intuitive, while also packed with a wide range of unique features built specifically for the sector to make this part of your job as easy as possible.

Set Up

Project delivery time varies based on the scope of your specific need, however we are able to offer very fast turnaround where needed.

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

As part of all packages, you will receive a range of training options to ensure your success, including live and in-person training available at both our offices in Lancashire, or at your School or Trust. All schools also receive unlimited access to a range of online lessons, workshops and courses and our online community to foster a best-practice approach in all our client schools.

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support

We love working with schools and are passionate about making everything as easy as possible. Every step has been carefully thought through and your dedicated account manager will help you get your website launched quickly and smoothly. We are passionate about making the job of using your website to its maximum potential as easy as possible. That includes training - we offer a range of options as part of your package to suit your school's specific needs.

Home Learning

School must create the account.

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Pricing Plans

Paid SubscriptionOne-Off Fee

Schudio pricing starts from £950 / year

We offer a range of packages to suit all budgets, starting from £950 and significant discounts for Multi-Academy Trusts of all sizes, plus unique features created to streamline Trust-wide website management at no additional cost.

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4.9 out of 5

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Shane Loynds

Computing Subject Leader

Used Schudio weekly for 5 years+

Jan 2024

In all the years I have been a Schudio customer, I have never had a bad experience. Whenever there is a technical issue, they have quickly been able to resolve this. They have offered fantastic courses and produced documents / regular emails, which enable me to ensure that the website remains compliant with necessary frameworks.

Shane Loynds found Schudio:
  • Moderately saves school money
    The reason this is only 'sometimes significantly', is due to the yearly hosting cost and then at the end of each contract period. At those times, we do save money as the Schudio's prices are very competitive.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Teachers mainly use the website to add 'News Articles' to show off key learning that has happened at school. The system is easy to use and staff are able to create their posts in a matter of minutes. The way our system is set up, lets that post be displayed on our news page, class page and curriculum page to enable our website viewers to easily find what they are looking for.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    The website is one of our main ports of communication for parents. All newsletters are regularly uploaded, news articles are posted on there (and linked via our social media), class pages and key information is readily available. Using Google Analytics also lets us easily track how often our website is visited.
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Susan Riddiough

Operations Manager

Twyford Church of England High School, England

Used Schudio daily for 3-4 years

Jan 2024

Really helpful team - especially Helpdesk. Technically sound and respond quickly. Stable sites and good training resources for CRM system for new members of staff to access.

Susan Riddiough found Schudio:
  • Does not significantly save school money
    As many processes e.g. updating policies, can be done centrally at Trust level, staff costs in each school's admin team is slightly reduced
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    None - admin staff update websites
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Admission forms - updated once and automatically update everywhere they appear; Policies - are updated once on Trust site and then new version appears on each school site, on all the pages where a document group is embedded.
  • Slightly improves parent engagement
    Only that we have clear navigation and tab groups keep similar content together
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Judith Bonnar

Office Manager

St Stephen's Kearsley Moor CE Primary School, England

Used Schudio daily for 5 years+

Jan 2024

Satisfied with how website works and support given by Schudio

Judith Bonnar found Schudio:
  • Slightly saves school money
    Deal for taking out longer contract
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Easy to use product so less time consuming
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Ability for parents to send messages and absence notifications
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Use website to find out about events for parents to attend
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Chris Spender

Marketing and Communications Manager

Shaw Education Trust, England

Used Schudio daily for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

Schudio CMS has consistently proven to be an exceptional content management system (CMS) for our schools, offering a robust set of features that align with the unique needs of the schools and Trust. One of the standout features of Schudio CMS is its user-friendly interface, which simplifies the content creation process for educators and staff members with varying levels of technical expertise. This ease of use enhances the efficiency of our content creation and dissemination workflows, enabling us to deliver timely and relevant information to our target audience.

Chris Spender found Schudio:
  • Significantly saves school money
    The overall cost of hosting, design, backup, ssl certificates is significantly less than other suppliers.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The platform features enable a single point of communication with parents removing the need to access multiple systems for different communication needs.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    It creates a single point of contact for parental communication. Letters, forms, updates and reminders, that can all be delivered publicly or in password protected sections. It also has a module to mange the whole process of recruitment.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Features such as newsletter mailing lists, blogs, galleries, news sections and password protected sections and contact forms, enable parents to be informed about school activities, policies, and their child's progress.
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Craig Pugh

Graphic Design & Marketing Officer

Used Schudio daily for 5 years+

Oct 2023

It does exactly what a website CMS platform should do, and it does it exceedingly well. By simplifying the processes and being incredibly accessible for all staff to use; it ensures all schools can keep their website looking great and up-to-date without taking too much time away from teaching / the busy day to day life of a modern academy or school.

Craig Pugh found Schudio:
  • Slightly saves school money
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Ease of use and simplicity of the Schudio CMS helps make website updates fast and efficient, thus giving teachers and support staff who manage the website more time to spend on other important tasks.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    The modules available and ease of updating makes regular processes convenient. There are many useful tools that schools can use in order to make the organising of certain processes or finding of important information really simple
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    Parents can locate information very easily via the website and engaging themes available. They also have access to an app which significantly improves not only parental engagement, but also communication with parents/carers.
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Sue

Partnership Manager

Mount Carmel R.C. High School, England

Used Schudio daily for 5 years+

Sep 2023

I don't know of any other company who offer such a comprehensive, bespoke package of products that are so well suited for schools and colleges. Schudio's regular blog posts, social media help page, training sessions and conferences cover topical and wider issues. This ensures anyone with the task of administrating the school website is well equipped and aware of the most recent government requirements and also able to develop their website to reflect the daily life and uniqueness of their school.

Sue found Schudio:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Schudio offer a complete package of services and products that integrate perfectly covering many of the online needs of our school. This not only saves costs but saves time sourcing and researching as well.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Utilising a feature of Schudio's CMS software we have set up a review deadline for all documents and information on the website. This has now become scheduled into the school year with SLT and teachers providing details for uploading prior to an audit being done.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    By regularly uploading news articles to the website parents feel part of school life and often get in touch in response to an article.
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Paul

Senior ICT Technician

St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School, England

Used Schudio daily for 5 years+

Sep 2023

Schudio are always quick to reply if I ever have any questions and are constantly delivering updates so we can keep our website looking fresh and modern. The team are always looking to engage with users in order to improve the services they offer.

Paul found Schudio:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Regular updates on good website design and tips on free tools (EG Canva) to help manage workloads and stay organised.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Regular email tips on how to make your website better.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    The admin console contains everything you would need to update and manage your website as well as ensuring policies are kept up to date with email reminders when one is due for review.
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    It is very easy to upload images as well as videos to embed onto our website.
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Brett Webster

Director of Information Technology

The Enquire Learning Trust, England

Used Schudio weekly for 5 years+

Sep 2023

Hopefully my answers to other questions make my this clear but in short, the people working at Schudio can't do enough for you, strive to make their product the best on the market and listen to feedback and change to improve where possible. The cost is real value for money. The solution is easy to use, and looks every bit as good as any other website you'll find.

Brett Webster found Schudio:
  • Moderately saves school money
    We procured new website solution for our 32 schools as well as domain management for all too. Price wise on the tender Schudio scored best, and on other areas of quality we also marked Schudio highly. Having a single solution Trust wide saves time too, thus saving more money.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Our teachers tend to use the websites for their statutory requirement to ensure curriculum documents and details are published. This wouldn't necessarily have a time saving impact though. For other staff in school who use the Pupil Absence forms, or the Recruitment section, or the Website Compliance checker, how they would previously have undertaken those tasks are significantly more time consuming so for those staff Schudio would impact on workload.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    When schools and staff update their websites periodically to showcase learning, the school, best practice etc, this without doubt makes the school question how they undertake tasks, how they can make the school more appealing to parents, how they can attract new pupils and other such things that by regularly visiting and updating the website makes you think and act on those processes.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    We have had lots of positive feedback and comments on the look and feel and content on our websites. Having a website that is easy to navigate, or find the information you require, to be informed of things as a parent you need to know about, to find news coming out of the school, and much much more can only improve and benefit parental engagement.
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