Huddersfield web agency gets top marks for ‘Outstanding’ Academy website
A Huddersfield-based web design agency has been praised by staff and students at Trinity Academy in Halifax for its work on the academy’s innovative new website.
Having achieved ‘Outstanding’ status from Ofsted in 2013, the academy approached Splitpixel Creative Limited for a re-design of its website that would highlight its achievements and its“ vision of excellence.“
Mr Michael Gosling, Principal at Trinity Academy, explained: “It’s important to us that our website reflects the outstanding achievements of the academy and our belief that what we do here is truly unique.
“We were looking to portray that individuality through an innovative, yet user-friendly website that would enable both students and parents to experience a true insight into life at the academy.”
Splitpixel Creative designed the new website around Trinity’s four core values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
It was also crucial for the design and content of the site to reflect the academy’s belief that students can achieve their potential whilst also enjoying their time at the academy.
A five-minute video was commissioned, alongside professional photography, to provide the basis for the aspirational design.
Mr Gosling added: “We were impressed with Splitpixel’s portfolio and especially liked the fact that they specialise in web design.
“As well as creating a ‘wow’ design, they have the technical skills in-house to make our website user-friendly and ensure that it works on all devices, including smartphones and tablets.”
Charlie Kemp, Director at Splitpixel, explains: “The website we built for Trinity Academy is fully responsive, which means that it works well on any size screen, from mobile up to desktop.
“This was a challenge because of the size of the website so our designers and developers had to work together closely throughout the project to create a website that is slick, attractive and user-friendly.”
Splitpixel also built a secure and easy to use content management system (CMS) for the website so that the academy can update the site with new content in the future.
Visit Trinity Academy’s website on your desktop, PC, smartphone or tablet at www.trinityacademyhalifax.org
Splitpixel Creative is a creative web design agency based in The Media Centre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. For more information about responsive website design or Splitpixel Creative visit www.splitpixel.co.uk or telephone 01484 483093.
Trinity Academy Halifax was established in September 2010 and since then, the academy has achieved record-breaking results year-on-year in every area.
In the final year of the predecessor school 48% of students achieved 5+ GCSE’s including English and Maths GCSE.
This figure has risen to 72% (a 24% improvement) in three years. In April 2012 the academy was judged to have made ‘outstanding’ progress since opening by Ofsted and in July 2013 it was rated as ‘outstanding’ in every area.
This means that Trinity Academy is currently the only mainstream secondary school in Calderdale to have an outstanding judgement for the quality of teaching.