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Hampshire IT

School Website Service


The free School Website Service provides an easy-to-use template-based system, helping you produce and maintain a professional-looking website without the need for any web design skills.

It is an alternative to our standard web hosting service, and is available to schools that have an internet services contract with Hampshire County Council but who don't yet have a website. The main features include:

  • A range of template designs to choose from
  • The ability to change the colour scheme of the site
  • Pre-laid out pages suggesting recommended content
  • Automatically generated A to Z menu and site map pages
  • Visitor counter
  • Different levels of updater to allow approval of pages before publishing
  • Comprehensive user guide
  • Support available by completing the online form
  • Online community of users through our dedicated mailing list

Access to your site for updating is possible from any location whether at school or at home, providing your computer's web browser meets the minimum specifications. Full details are in the user guide, and a simple compatibility test is available to assist.



The following templates are available and can be customised using the palette of colours shown below. To complete the customisation you will need to add your school's logo. Instructions for doing this are contained in the user guide.

colour picker Colour Picker - choose from a range of colours to customise your template

Photo Album Template - Lets you add your own pictures to the background of each page! Find out more about using this template

Photo Album Layout

Alphabet Template
alphabet template

Bubbles Template
bubbles template

Blocks Template
Blocks template

Pencil Template
Pencil Template

Explosion Template
explosion template

Bunny Template
bunny template

Simple Template
simple template

Plain Template
plain template

Autumn Leaves Template
Autumn leaves

Art Template
Art template

Seasonal Template - It automatically changes during the day, from sunrise to noon to night!

Seasonal template


Applying for a new site

To apply for a new site for your school please use the online form.

If your school already has a website and you are interested in the new service, please register your interest using the application form and we will contact you to discuss.


How to create and maintain your site

The online user guide provides comprehensive instructions for using the School Website Service and also contains a Frequently Asked Questions section.

You can also print the user guide to use as a checklist.



The user guide should provide all of the assistance required but if you still require help please contact the IT Help Desk with details of the problem.

Mailing list

We also recommend that you sign up to the dedicated mailing list for the service

This will allow you to share ideas and questions with other schools using the service and we will also use the list to advise of updates to the user guide and any other useful information for users.

Membership of the list is free of charge.


Contact us

For urgent issues, call the IT Help Desk on 01962 847007. For anything else, see our contact page.


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