Promoting a Sixth Form College

Barton Peveril College are a Sixth Form college based in Eastleigh, Hampshire. The college has a full-time student body of over 3,000 and attracts students from all over southern Hampshire.

Barton Peveril

We’ve been working with the marketing team at Barton Peveril since 2011 developing and maintaining the website for the college.  In early 2016 we were approached to start work on a new version of the site. The impetus for the new design came from the rise in mobile traffic on the site. The new design for the site was supplied to us by the existing graphic designer and we worked to implement a mobile-friendly build.

The site is built on WordPress and has been built to make it easy for the marketing team to manage and extend the content.  Features in the site include a friendly, approachable design that makes a feature of the great photography available. A responsive carousel on the home page that is easy to edit and update. An easy to navigate course area, with a fun accordion submenu.  We’re also proud of our layout for the college calendar, a small detail, but one we love.

Technical Notes

To jump into some of the technical detail for this build, we used Zurb’s Foundation for the framework.  We’ve had great results using this as a starting point for projects.  The site is built on multisite, which makes managing the different types of content a little easier.  As always a number of great plugins are used to keep the site ticking over, these include Gravity Forms, iThemes Security, the excellent Members plugin, Soliloquy for the carousel and the excellent Yoast SEO for optimising content.