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FAQs

We've listed some of our frequently asked questions below. If you don't find what you're looking for, please do email us on info@schoolnotices.co.uk and we’ll get right back to you.


General

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

By signing up to School Notices you will be joining our community of thousands of parents and alumni and will have full access to our free-to-post marketplace, exclusive offers, competitions and insightful blog. Signing up is simple and free!

How can I join and become a member?

We’d love you to join us! Just click on the ‘Join us’ button on the top right of your page, fill in a few simple details and hey presto welcome to the club!

Do I need to be a parent at an independent school to join your website?

You simply need to have an affiliation with that school – so a parent, alumni or member of staff.

How can I advertise on your website?

We’d love to hear from you, so please do email us on advertising@schoolnotices.co.uk or call 01256 223 060.

How can I sign up to your email newsletters?

If you’re already a member simply go into your account and update your preferences. If you’re not currently a member then hurry - you’re missing out! Sign up in the top right of the page and simply tick the newsletter box.


Schools

How can I get my school to become a Member School?

Please put them in touch with our team, who can be reached on info@schoolnotices.co.uk

How do School Notices support my school’s fundraising?

We’re so much more than just a community; 25% of all the advertising revenue from our website goes directly to support our member schools’ fundraising initiatives - whether for a new hockey pitch, theatre lights or, increasingly, bursary foundations.

Am I able to affiliate myself with more than one school?

Absolutely! You can select up to four schools – so even if you have children at different schools that’s no problem!

I can’t find my school on the list?

Please email us with the name of your missing school at info@schoolnotices.co.uk

Why is my school shield grey when others are green?

A green shield indicates that your school is already a member and is benefitting from a share of our advertising revenue to support their fundraising. A grey shield means you still have full access to School Notices but your school is not currently signed up so they will not benefit from any fundraising. If you would like your school to join, please get in touch with our team on info@schoolnotices.co.uk


Posting notices

How can I see the full details of your notices?

Simple – please just sign up or log in on the top right of the page and enjoy!

How much will it cost me to post a notice?

Absolutely nothing! It’s totally free to post a standard notice and you can edit it or remove it at any point.

How do I post a notice?

Posting a notice couldn’t be easier. First you need to be logged in, then please follow the Post a notice button (all on the top right of the page) and we will guide you through the process.

How can I make sure my notice gets the most possible views?

We offer a Premium Notice service where for a small fee your notice can be pinned to the top of its section. This option is available at the point of posting your notice.

I have already posted my notice, but would now like to upgrade it to Premium?

Premium notices need to be booked at the time of creating your notice. We suggest that if you want to take advantage of this service that you delete your current notice and re-post it as a new one remembering to click the premium option before you save and upload the notice.

I haven’t received a reply to an enquiry I made about a notice?

First of all, please check your spam folder. If there’s nothing there, please contact us on info@schoolnotices.co.uk and we can check if there have been any messages which you may have missed.

I’ve now sold my item – thanks! How do I go about removing the notice?

Make sure you’re logged in and go ‘My notices’, then select the delete icon and delete the notice you wish to remove.


Technical

I’ve forgotten my password, help!

Don’t worry – we do that all the time! Just follow this link and we’ll send you an email to set up a new one.

I haven’t received my confirmation email that my registration has been completed?

Please check your spam folder and if it’s not there, then please get in contact with us on info@schoolnotices.co.uk

I can’t see the details for an offer code I’d like to use?

Our offers are exclusive to our members so just make sure you’re logged in to enjoy them.

When I add a photo to the site it seems to crop it out – how can I get my photo to display properly?

Photos are cropped to a square size, so we recommend that you resize your photo/flyer or give it a white border so that the image sits neatly within the square.

I’ve loaded my photos but they don’t seem to appear with the notice?

When you add your photo you need to check that the blue loading bar has completed loading and your photo appears clearly in the preview section. If it has not loaded please check it’s not over our limit of 4MB. If so, please reduce the file size and try again.

How do I re-order my images so that the one I want to be displayed with my notice is shown?

This is an easy one! Just remember to upload your lead photo first and wait for it to finish loading before you add further images. If you have already added the other images you will need to go back and edit your notice, remove the photos and re-upload with your lead photo first.


Business Club

What type of businesses can join the Business Club?

Any size business can join our Business Club but it suits the smaller, parent/alumni owned businesses best. If you are a parent or alumni at one of our member schools, they will receive 25% of what you spend towards their fundraising initiatives.

How much does it cost?

Our Business Club only costs £99 /month + VAT and gives you magazine, website and email newsletter marketing for 12 months.

I do not have my advertising banners ready yet, should I wait to join?

The Business Club is often oversubscribed and we have limited space within the magazine and newsletters so we recommend you join to reserve your space. The 12 month campaign time period will commence the day your artwork is uploaded to ensure you only pay when your advertising is live.

Can you help prepare my artwork?

If you need help preparing artwork we will happily direct you to our freelance designer. All Business Club artwork can be provided for you at the massively discounted rate of £45, just contact design@schoolnotices.co.uk

What if I want to leave the Business Club?

The Business Club contract is for 12 months but you can leave any time after 6 months with one month’s notice. We have this break clause in place so the magazine publishing deadlines are not disrupted.

How many magazines will my Business Club advert appear in?

You will have an advert in 3 magazines which are published at the end of every academic term and distributed to the families at our member schools, as well as delivered to hand-picked addresses across London. Readership is 90,000.

What else does the Business Club give me?

You will have a constant presence in our online, searchable business directory as well as search responsive website advertising amongst our parent and alumni notices. You will receive advertising in an email each term to our database of members as well as a position in our exclusive Offers section online.

What if I want to change my advertising banners or offer?

You can change your advertising artwork or offer details at any time throughout the year at no extra cost.

What if I want to change which school benefits from the money I spend advertising my business on School Notices?

Unfortunately the benefitting school is set at the beginning of the campaign and funds are shared at this stage so we are unable to change the school once a campaign has commenced. You can however, choose not to select a school, in which case funds will be evenly distributed across all our member schools.

Can I upgrade my Business Club magazine advert to a larger size or have some advertorial?

Additional advertising can always be arranged, please just email advertising@schoolnotices.co.uk to let us know what you need and we will provide a quote.


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