Adorable Animals in School Website Design
We love animals here at Greenhouse School Websites; just ask Ollie, our office dog! (We also have to fish in the office, named Bob and Captain Hammerhead) And we just love including animals in our school websites, sometimes as the main focus of the website, and sometimes as small details of the design that you might not notice at first. Below we take a look at some of our favourite examples of animals in school website design.
Beehive Preparatory School: Bumblebees
Beehive Preparatory School were keen to have bumblebees as a prominent part of their design. In order to really bring this website to life, we animated the bumblebees to move around on the diary dates and quick links sections of the website homepage.
Crofton Anne Dale Federation: A Squirrel and a Fox
Two adorable cartoon animals, a fox and a squirrel, sit either side of the logo on this school website design. The tree seen in the logo has been mirrored on the edges of the design.
Eastrop Infant School and Southfield Junior School: Woodland Animals
Eastrop Infant School wanted to have animals representing their school values feature prominently in their school website design. Below you can see the result; a splash page that lets visitors to the website choose to visit either Eastrop Infant School, or its partner school, Southfield Junior School. At the top of a tree is an Owl, representing Excellence. Meanwhile, under the tree are an alert fox (awareness), a bowing mole (respect), a hedgehog (courage), a badger (determination), and a squirrel (friendship).
Woodingdean Primary School: A Fox and a Mole
This rural school wanted a nature theme for their website. In the distance, a fox can be seen. Meanwhile, a mole and earthworm are burrowing underground.
Corton C.E Primary School: Aquatic Animals
Sharks, whales, seahorses and birds are just some of the animals that can be seen in this nautical school website design.
Chilmington Green Primary School and Finberry Primary School: Animals from the School Logos
The schools in the Stour Academy Trust all share a family look for their websites, with illustrated headers depicting the school and surrounding countryside. These illustrated website designs have been customised to each school, with each design featuring different animals, amongst other subtle differences. Chilmington Green Primary School’s website includes rabbits, to match their school logo. Meanwhile, the Finberry Primary School website design features a trio of flying ducks, to match their logo.
Cradle Hill Community Primary School: Aquatic Animals
The seascape background for this school website design features a whole host of animals, including seahorses, jellyfish, birds, clownfish, shrimp, starfish, and manta ray and a dolphin. Below the underwater scene is the footer, which is bordered with a wavy edge.
Cameley Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School: Woodland Animals
This school website design features a variety of woodland animals. In addition to the squirrel, owl, hedgehog and birds shown below, the website also features a fox.
Fittleworth CE Village School: Chickens
Animals can be used subtly in a school website design. For instance, the hen and chicks on the Fittleworth CE Village School website can be found right at the bottom of the design, just above the footer of the website. Chickens were added to this website because the school has chickens of their own!
Need some more inspiration?
Take a look through our extensive school website design portfolio for some ideas. Or, take a look at some websites with local landmarks, or some of the school website designs we launched in July 2019.