Free Websites – Local Initiative

Up Your Grade Tutors is keen to work with local youth and educational organisations to offer them a free* website to help communicate and promote themselves within their community. You might be a: school PTA, youth sports club, local troop of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs or Scouts.

Some of the questions we get asked:

Who qualifies for our free website offer?
We will look at each application individually, but essentially the organisation needs to be a charity or not for profit and be in the youth sector.

Is it really free*?
Almost! All we ask is you buy and renew the domain name you wish to use for your website. A .co.uk domain costs approx. £8 per year.

What do you provide?
We will provide free a professionally designed website built on the WordPress platform and designed around your branding and colours. The site will consist of a home page, three information pages plus a contact page with a contact form, an events calendar and a news/blog section with a link to a local school website. We also provide the necessary hosting needed for the site free of charge, typically a site set up like this would cost around £25 – £30 a month.

What do we need to provide?
The written content for the pages and any specific logos and images you may wish to use.

Why are you giving away free websites…..where’s the catch?!
We want to work with local organisations in a mutually beneficial way. We could approach you and just ask you to promote Up Your Grade Tutors directly to your members, but most likely you would say ‘no’. So we thought, let’s make this a two-way street. We provide a free website on which we place a linked logo of Up Your Grade Tutors to www.upyourgrade.co.uk. And that’s it. You get a useful website to communicate with your members and increased presence online. We get brand awareness to our target audience. Families seeking private tuition have never been more popular and children need help for all kinds of reasons. We have access to some of the best teacher tutors in the area.

Who will own the rights to the website?
You will. However, we ask that the initial site is run on our servers for at least 24 months. If after that time you wanted to pack up the site and move somewhere else you are free to do so. We would hope that you will be happy with your site and the free resources on offer and continue on in conjunctions with Up Your Grade Tutors.

Who adds and updates the content to the website?
You will need a nominated person or persons to do this. You will have access to the content management system to add, edit and delete your content like any website would require. WordPress systems are the world’s most popular due to how user friendly they are. We will give you instructions on how the admin system works as well as access to around 60 bite-sized video tutorials explaining the admin area. We are only an email away, too.

Have you got any examples of sites?
Yes. Chris from www.imyge.net has worked with Rossett School PTA in Harrogate for over 8 years now, whilst this site was produced before Up Your Grade began is shows the commitment we give to our partners. Rossett PTA has incurred no costs for running their website over this time, other than the annual web address renewal. Here is Rossett PTAs weblink: www.rossettpta.co.uk

Other examples of local organisations we have helped are:

Harrogate Junior Chesswww.harrogatejuniorchessclub.co.uk

Pannal Primary School PTAwww.pannalprimarypta.com

Oatlands Community Groupwww.oatlandscommunity.co.uk

Here are a few words form Rossett PTA

Rossett PTA have been using a website provided by Imyge Net/Up your Grade for many years. It is great to have the PTA’s own distinctive website separate to the main school website, although it is linked.

We can put details of upcoming events, meetings, minutes of meetings, newsletters plus anything else we find useful. We currently also have a refreshment rota on there and details of our 50 50 Club. There is the possibility to upload photographs and take payments via Paypal.

We access the site through an admin side of the website and can update and amend some information ourselves. For anything new or more complicated we simply contact Chris who does the work for us. It is an excellent and easy way of running a website that doesn’t cost us financially.

Angela Thompson
Rossett School PTA

The first website under Up Your Grade banner is for Pannal Primary School in Harrogate, it’s hot off the press, so not quite complete with all their specific information yet. The web link to Pannal Primary PTA will be posted as soon as the site is ready to launch.

How do I get a free web site?
Simply complete the form opposite and we will contact you shortly to discuss the scheme further and assess your eligibility. Many thanks for reading details of our offer.

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Up Your Grade Tutors is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and founded by by Andrew Gardner, Biology and Science teacher, and Chris Smith-Dunn in 2015.

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