About Pressburst

Pressburst is a publishing and communications platform for publicising news, jobs and events. Developed by Attain, Pressburst membership gives schools access to a wealth of resources for just £300 + VAT per annum.

Whether you work in Communications or HR, Pressburst saves you both time and money. Developed by Attain, Pressburst is now used by over half the independent sector in the UK. Here's why:

1. Pressburst lets you easily share your news with Attain and the Associations
2. Pressburst lets you post to exclusive jobs websites
3. Pressburst helps promote your events
4. Pressburst is easy to use, with first-class support

And Pressburst offers exceptional value for money. All features are included – with unlimited news and job postings – at just £25 per month, per school (£300 + VAT per annum).

You can sign-up today for a demo account to fully explore the system and upgrade to our membership plan if you find it useful. Or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pressburst lets you easily share your news

Pressburst radically simplifies the process of creating, publishing and promoting news stories to the media. The system guides you through the process of composing a story, uploading photographs and publishing it. Stories from Pressburst can be automatically shared with our channel partners – including Attain, the Independent Schools Council (ISC), the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) and the Society of Heads.

But Pressburst goes further. You can turn any story into a professionally-formatted press release. Why is this better than sending it manually through your email program? The key difference is that through Pressburst, the release is formatted in the most accessible way possible for journalists – with absolutely no attachments.

You can manage all your press contacts directly in Pressburst and it's a huge time-saving feature, as well as improving both the professionalism of your releases and the likelihood of them being picked up by the press.

And finally, Pressburst simplifies sharing stories with social media, enabling you to post stories to your Twitter and Facebook accounts directly from the system. Your stories can also be posted to the Attain app for parents – which you can customise and add branding for your school. And if you want to take full advantage of Pressburst's features, you can even integrate it with the news section of your own website so stories you publish in Pressburst appear automatically on your own school website.

Pressburst lets you post to exclusive jobs websites

Pressburst makes listing and managing job vacancies very inexpensive. You can quickly and easily upload all the information, choosing when to start promoting the job. The vacancy is listed on a number of exclusive channel partner job portals relevant to your organisation.

  • Jobs from all schools are automatically featured on Attain Jobs. Those in membership of an ISC association are included on the national Independent Schools Council (ISC) jobs portal, developed by Attain several years ago. It is hugely popular – just search 'independent school jobs' and you will find it right near the top.

  • If your Head is in membership of HMC, your jobs will be included on the HMC Teaching Careers website. A very popular site which helps explain the benefits of teaching in the sector in the British Isles and Ireland. It is exclusively for HMC schools and you need to have Pressburst membership to be able to include your jobs on the site.

  • If your Head is in membership of GSA, your jobs will be included on the Girls' Schools Association jobs site, a site devoted to highlighting the best jobs at girls' schools throughout the British Isles. It is exclusively for GSA schools and you need to use Pressburst to be able to post your jobs to the site.

  • If your Head is in membership of the Society of Heads, your jobs will be included on the SoH jobs portal, a site exclusively available for SoH schools to promote and highlight vacancies at their schools in the UK. You can only post to the Society of Heads jobs portal if you have a membership subscription to Pressburst.

  • And finally, if your Head is in membership of IAPS, your jobs will be included on the IAPS jobs portal. The first jobs site developed by Attain, the portal is for the benefit of all 600+ standalone and foundation prep schools across the UK. It is exclusively for IAPS schools and you need to use Pressburst to be able to post jobs to the site.

Pressburst helps promote your events

Pressburst helps parents keep in touch with all events and information from their school via the Attain app. Upload and sync the school calendar and post notices for display to parents when they access the app. For prospective parents, add forthcoming Open Day dates and gain exposure via Attain.

Pressburst is easy to use, with first-class support

To gain all these benefits requires Pressburst membership at a cost of £300 + VAT per annum – the equivalent of just £25 per month. Membership applies to all schools in a foundation, giving all staff access to the features of Pressburst. Schools can add an unlimited number of user accounts to enable as many staff as possible to work together to promote news, events and jobs – and to as wide an audience as possible.

We offer comprehensive online support – with an audio guide which explains how to use all the key aspects of the system – and email support to answer any questions or to help with any technical problems.

You can sign-up today for a demo account to fully explore the system and upgrade to our membership plan if you find it useful. Or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.