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From an olD chapel to commerce road

It’s hard to believe that e4education was once little more than a few people helping a handful of schools. Working out of a tiny "Old Chapel" in rural Lincolnshire, our small team had big ideas. We wanted to make the web more accessible to schools, and in doing so make schools more accessible to their stakeholders. Over 18 years later we like to think that we have added value to the many thousands of schools we have helped. 

View our interactive timeline to see how e4education have grown into one of the largest and most trusted website providers for schools, academies and trusts all over the UK.

  • 1

    12 April 2001

    Bluestone New Media Limited is formed by John Roach, Chris Banks and Jason Hales. Initially established as a web design and development company, with its main brand being eforeducation.

  • 2

    May 2001

    The first of many, many school websites launched. It was Peakirk Cum Glinton. Deacon’s School, now the Thomas Deacon Academy, was the first secondary - they are still with us today.

  • 3

    February 2002

    Recognising that schools needed an easy way to keep their website up-to-date the first version of the e4education CMS is launched.

  • 4

    March 2002

    Launch the Intranet for Peterborough Education Department, known as “The Children’s Learning City”

  • 5

    January 2003

    Attend the BETT Show at Olympia for the first time

  • 6

    June 2004

    Moved to “The Old Chapel” in Northborough, Lincolnshire.

  • 7

    January 2006

    Rebrand the company as e4education after purchase of domain name

  • 8

    March 2007

    With a growing team and a larger number of customers, we relocated to Commerce Road, where we now reside.

  • 9

    April 2007

    Change company name from Bluestone New Media Limited to Bluestone Creative

  • 10

    January 2010

    Kite Learning Platform is launched

  • 11

    April 2011

    e4education celebrates its 10th birthday!

  • 12

    September 2012

    Wanting to help our clients get the best from their project, we created a production team, who are now an integral part of making sure projects go live on time and to brief.

  • 13

    October 2012

    Change company name from Bluestone Creative Limited to e4education Limited, now purely focusing on the education sector.

  • 14

    October 2012

    e4education become the first school website provider to make responsive websites.

  • 15

    January 2014

    e4education finish undertaking a comprehensive rebrand and launch a brand new company website.

  • 16

    April 2014

    Greg Palmer and Grant French are appointed to the board.

  • 17

    September 2014

    The largest update to the e4education CMS is released, bringing with it an all new design and a suite of new features.

  • 18

    January 2016

    Wanting to help bridge the communication gap between schools and parents, the School News App is launched.

  • 19

    January 2016

    Company opens its new offices in Commerce Road. Doubling the size to accommodate increase in employee numbers.

  • 20

    April 2016

    e4education start producing signage for schools.

  • 21

    May 2016

    The e4education School News App reaches more than 15,000 downloads, just months after its release, surpassing all expectations.

  • 22

    November 2016

    Our new website is launched.

  • 23

    May 2017

    e4education founder, John Roach, becomes CEO/Chairman

  • 24

    June 2017

    e4education app reaches 50,000 downloads

  • 25

    July 2017

    Helen Blake is appointed to Operations Director

  • 26

    September 2017

    The Greenwood Academies Trust website launched simultaneously along with 32 of their academy websites - our largest Trust to date.

  • 27

    January 2018

    Launch of our MIS integrated parental engagement tools.

  • 28

    July 2018

    The team raised over £700 for the e4education Charities of the Year 2017/18.

  • 29

    January 2019

    The e4education team attend the By Leaders, For Leaders conference for the first time.

  • 30

    February 2019

    Our Parents Evening Booking Module is released.

What next? Keep checking back to watch our story unfold, or Join Us and be a part of it. 

Mission Statement

To help schools and academies succeed by bringing together creative thinking, inspirational design and clever technology.
Making schools and academies lives easier, enhancing their reputations and improving communication across education communities.

  • Education Focus

    We understand schools and education, and most importantly what matters to schools.

  • Relationships

    We are here for the long-term - we don't want to be just another supplier.

  • Creativity

    Clever thinking, not just clever technology (we see that as standard)

  • Creative Solutions

    We provide creative individual solutions to help schools and academies communicate

  • Passion

    What we do matters - to you, to your people, to us

  • Our commitment

    We will always do our best, and strive to achieve excellence

  • Our people

    We look after our people, as we believe our company is only as good as the people in it.

  • 2000


  • 19

    Years Experience

  • 40

    Experts happy to help

  • 150

    Multi-Academy Trusts

Volunteering &
Charity Work

At the heart of e4education is schools and communities. That’s why we allocate a portion of our annual profits to giving back. Whether it’s sponsoring incredible educational organisations, donating money to The BRIT School Trust, sponsoring local tech events like Digital People in Peterborough, or volunteering at a school, we are proud of the contribution we make.