iClass is a leading website and mobile app platform for schools. It tackles 2 of the biggest issues facing schools today; student enrolment and parental communication. With parental communication being a key challenge for schools they set this out as being key focal point of the platform. Indeed the parent is at the core of what iClass is all about.
With the website module the objective is to help the school drive enrolment and sell itself to prospective customers or parents. Once the parent signs up to the school, they then focus on providing first rate communication through the fully integrated mobile app
The approach taken is very much commercial with everything coming down to customer acquisition and customer retention.
iClass is built specifically for schools
A lot of research was carried out on the issues schools faced, both with websites and mobile apps alike. Most government funded schools were using freeware products such as Wix, WordPress, Weebly, Joomla etc which are not built for schools and each has their own issues when it comes to usability. iClass is built from the ground up specifically for schools. It is a live platform constantly under development based on the needs of its users; Principals, Teachers, Administrators, Students and Parents.
The first objective is to deliver a leading edge, fully responsive website for the school, enabling schools to completely control every aspect of their website. There are dedicated teacher, parent and student publishing modules with simple ‘one click’ moderation of content. There is also a full event management module allowing individual teachers to manage their own events and blogs. Ease of use is critical and a key selling point is that all key tasks can be carried out in under 60 seconds!
The Content Management System is also optimised for Google, further helping to drive enrolment, and includes a very simple and intuitive interface for users and administrators. Built to engage iClass can transform the digital presence of a school.
All sizes and types of school
There are all sizes and types of school now using the iClass platform including; Abbey Community College Waterford, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway, Mount Sackville Secondary School Dublin, Mount Anville Secondary School Dublin and St Joseph’s College Lucan. There are also many primary schools on the platform with the added benefit that parents can setup multiple siblings on the app provided the schools in question are using iClass.
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‘The iClass team designed and launched a striking, responsive website for our school including a fully integrated mobile app for parents in less than eight weeks.
Our website provides a unique, evolving window into life at our school; it is easy to update; fully supported; and provides value for money.
Without hesitation, I would recommend.’
Colm Rice, Deputy Principal, Abbey Community College