Parents and students will now be able to access information about all the education options in the UK, from nursery to university, in one place thanks to the launch of MySchoolOpenDays.co.uk.
MySchoolOpenDays.co.uk is the largest education website in the UK and is the brainchild of successful entrepreneurs Victoria Miller and Darren Perry who became frustrated when trying to research educational options for their children.
“We wasted so much time going through each individual school’s website and found those sites that correlated and compared educational offerings were focused on only one area or promoted elite schools above all the rest,” Darren said.
MySchoolOpenDays.co.uk is all about accessibility to information and to connection. It aims to even out the playing field and really help parents find an educational option that suits their child. It’s also all about getting parents and students to experience the school first-hand through information about upcoming open days. Parents can view existing open days on the site as well as choosing their favourite educational provider profiles to get notification of any new open days in the future.
“We don’t want this to be another database,” Darren said. “We’ve designed it to be a valued and quality catalyst to engagement. It’s also going to open up whole new markets for educational providers.”
All the nurseries, schools, colleges and universities in the UK currently have a basic listing and they can upgrade for free to list more detail including their open days, a description and two photos. There’s also the option for educational providers to pay £50 a year for additional benefits such as the ability to distribute newsletters to interested users.
Victoria and Darren are committed to growing MySchoolOpenDays.co.uk so that it becomes a quality platform that’s used by thousands of parents to connect with educational providers and to attend their open days. They’ve got a great deal of promotion planned to raise the profile of the site and are happy to provide further information to interested educational providers.
“Our research has shown this type of platform is long overdue and we can’t wait for parents, students and educational providers to reap the benefits of engaging with MySchoolOpenDays.co.uk,” Darren said.