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Funding for Multi-Academy Trusts

Funding for Multi-Academy Trusts

Blue Apple Education has teamed up with Premier Advisory Group to help schools and trusts identify funding opportunities. The Trust Capacity Fund 2021-2022 supports academy trusts taking on additional schools and local authority maintained schools which are converting...

The secrets to creating an effective school video

The secrets to creating an effective school video

The secret to creating an effective school video is focus. That doesn’t make it simple though. Read on for insights on which areas to concentrate and how to streamline the project. Schools often juggle competing priorities, so time is of the essence.   Focus on...

How to win over parents with a school film

How to win over parents with a school film

Telling is better than selling. Even the most successful schools want to encourage applications. Parents understand that schools want to put their best foot forward, but an overly ‘sales-y’ approach can be offputting and counter-productive. Effective school marketing...

How a school film can replace open days and tours

How a school film can replace open days and tours

  Social distancing, hand sanitisers, year-group bubbles. Where does the 2020 pandemic leave open days and tours? Government guidance recommends that schools consider alternatives to face-to-face open events. For many schools, that means getting creative with...

How a promotional film can make your website more effective

How a promotional film can make your website more effective

Let’s start at the beginning: what is an effective website for you? A showcase for your school, a way of attracting prospective students, an online learning portal… Gauging the effectiveness of your site depends on knowing what your goals are. Nevertheless, a school...

5 Tips To Help Make Your School Film Pop

5 Tips To Help Make Your School Film Pop

If you’re making a school film this year, you’re not alone. Call them school promo videos or school virtual tours. This year, demand for footage is going through the roof. A high-quality school film means you’re covered if in-person open days are cancelled. With COVID...

Why doesn’t my school website appear in Google searches?

Why doesn’t my school website appear in Google searches?

Congratulations on the launch of your school website. You’ve got wonderful pictures of your students, an engaging story and technical savvy. In short, you’ve got everything you need to attract prospective parents and teachers. But one question remains: why does my...

Website design quick wins

Website design quick wins

    Looking to make some quick wins with your school website design? We understand that there isn’t always the time or budget for making a splash. There are lots of website design tips that are effective and quick to implement - for big results without a...

The secret to updating your website

The secret to updating your website

Term dates, exam results, policies and procedures. There’s no end of information schools need to publish online. This means figuring out how to manage your website can be a real headache. But developing an effective system to manage it will pay off fast. (And help you...

The secret to Unearthing the Remarkable in your school

The secret to Unearthing the Remarkable in your school

  Academic excellence. Supportive and nurturing. Tight-knit community. How many school websites do you think use words and phrases like this? Even if they’re true, they won’t help parents to remember you. At Blue Apple Education, we specialise in unearthing...

See how easily you can delegate content creation

See how easily you can delegate content creation

How many people in your school have written for publication? Probably not very many. And that’s why content creation can seem so daunting. The secret is to spread the load. With a bit of clever organisation, you’ll find you’ll have more content than you could have...

How to take the headache out of editing your school website

How to take the headache out of editing your school website

The school website needs updating. Does your heart sink when you hear this phrase? If you’re not familiar with web technologies, even simple changes can feel daunting. And getting your head round the mechanics of making updates is frustrating when there’s so much else...