Susan Burton, Co-founder and CEO
Previously management consultant and chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Ran large IT teams; conceptualised and built Classlist’s prototype site
Veteran of four digital start-ups
Clare Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer
Previously strategic planner, Ogilvy & Mather; consultant, Bridgewater
Responsible for Customer success
Developed community concept and Ambassador programme at Classlist
Background on Classlist
Classlist is the largest social network for UK school parents.
Classlist’s safe, moderated app lets parents at each school contact each other; volunteer; fundraise and organise ticketed events in seconds. COVID has moved schools 5-10 years forward on digital in a few months. Classlist is benefitting now as parents help each other with remote schooling and other tasks. Autumn 2020 is a huge growth opportunity for Classlist as schools return, and families are eager to connect with their new year group find it difficult to meet in person.
Classlist launched in 2016 after Susan and Clare, both returning to the UK, experienced how difficult it is to contact fellow school parents due to data protection. After their pilot system went viral in weeks, they grew a team with security and community building expertise, passionately committed to making life easier for school parents. Winning Startup of the Year at the World’s biggest Edtech event in 2018.
Headquartered in Oxford, Classlist has a team of ten. Classlist is free for schools and parents and is funded by business sponsorship and advertising.
Classlist’s in-house dev team have built three platforms for parents; schools and advertisers. The parent platform helps parents to get stuff done; the school platform helps schools community with parents, run events and fundraise. Advertisers can access a high touch supportive account management service of post an advert directly using Classlist’s custom built advertising platform.
Since launching over 3,000 schools have registered. Covering a whole range of schools including primary, secondary, private, state and international. Just some of the schools currently using Classlist include: Harrodian School, Headington, Great Western Primary Harrogate, Botley School, Sydenham High, Bedales, Hampshire, Southbank International, Copenhagen International School.
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