Dauntsey’s School

I created an engaging site for a prestigious school in the heart of Wiltshire

Dates

Apr 2012 - July 2012

What I did
  • Web design
  • Web development

Set in the heart of an idyllic 100-acre estate in Wiltshire and dating back to 1542; Dauntsey’s is quintessentially British school. I led the creation of a new responsive website designed to reflect the school’s long heritage, academic excellence and welcoming atmosphere.

Traditional yet modern

The challenge was to deliver a website that looked fresh enough to attract a modern audience but still communicated the deep history and values of the school.

I worked with the school to work through different versions of the homepage. Some were too plain, too modern or too stuffy. Eventually, we arrived a refined balance.

Two websites, one theme

Dauntsey’s Sailing Club is home to the Jolie Brise — a 22-meter pilot cutter. Owned, sailed and maintained by Dauntsey’s pupils this iconic piece of British sailing history demanded a standalone website.

I used the same visual language and template layouts for both Dauntsey’s and The Jolie Brise sites. Not only did this immediately connect the two, but also reduced the learning curve for content editors.

The Jolie Brise website used the same feel as the main site with its own twist

The Jolie Brise website used the same feel as the main site with its own twist