Broad Oak Primary School website

The new Broad Oak Primary School website is live!

The new Broad Oak Primary School (Penwortham) website went live yesterday! We’d been working on it with them during the summer – whilst the children were on their holidays!

The school had been using a Joomla! content managed website, but the software version was about 6 years old and had become difficult to secure. We discussed the possibilities of an upgrade, but opted for a brand new site on a new system.

To see the site please visit:

The site is based on a popular CMS (Content Management System) called WordPress, which means that School’s staff can modify existing information, add new content and change the layout easily through a web based dashboard.

Broad Oak Primary School website

Broad Oak Primary School website

The layout is based on a third party WordPress theme and is a Responsive Web layout that is designed to make the web pages look good on all devices (desktops, tablets and smartphones). Responsive Web Design is about using CSS and HTML to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge or move the content to make it look good on any size screen. This was an important part of the design brief, as the school wanted to ensure that there content was easily available on all devices.

Broad Oak Primary School was established on Pope Lane in 1982, serving the local catchment area and offering a primary education to children aged 4 to 11.