Based in Sandiway Cheshire, Petty Pool is a charity set up in May 1981, with operational activities divided between Petty Pool Vocational College, which provides education and training for young people with learning disabilities, and Petty Pool Outdoor Centre, providing personal development through adventurous activities.

We were approached by the college to develop a new website for them. Our aim was to go for a clean, modern, easy to navigate website. The site promotes the college for young adults with learning disabilities whilst the outdoor centre section of the site promotes the commercial side of the organisation. 


  • Ensure the site is easy to navigate with a mega menu that doesn’t exceed 2 tiers. 
  • Commission photography and use throughout the site. 
  • Use image cards as a secondary navigation to ensure usability for students with learning difficulties. 
  • Build in a student portal for homework & documents. 
  • Ensure key areas have contact forms to make workflow more efficient. 
  • Incorporate jobs, events and news feeds whilst linking into key social media channels. 
  • Ensure the site reflects the ethos of Petty Pool College.
  • Write all of the content for the 62 page site. 
  • Design of downloadable PDF leaflets, info sheets and a 32 page prospectus. 
college website

The project

We worked closely with the staff at the college and spent a couple of days per week on-site. We had the whole team working on this project, offering the full spectrum of creative services. We delivered the site on budget and will continue to offer our support and creative services. We had photography taken specifically for this site and we feel it really brings the it to life and emphasises what Petty Pool is all about, the students. 


Project shortlisted in the ‘Best Not-for-profit campaign’ at Prolific North’s Northern Marketing Awards