Colourful corridors, revamped receptions & striking signs
School branding and graphics are on the up, as schools invest in marketing like never before. Marketing has become important to schools to entice students and parents to choose their school. Through reception graphics, corridor art or new signs.
Headteachers have recognised that having a well branded school can give the ‘wow’ factor, with everything from outdoor signs, directional signs, reception displays and printed graphics. Primary schools in particular have provided us with the most creative challenges on the design front, to illustrate their branding – from a gingerbread cottage in a forest for a large set of dividing doors, a British values display and a space-themed rocket corridor.
Kincraig Primary School, Blackpool
How often do you see a spaceship as a corridor? Not often unless you’re staff or a student at Kincraig Primary School in Blackpool. Our designers completely transformed a once dreary corridor into the inside of a rocket ship, by printing direct to foamex panels, printed textured wallpaper and printed vinyls. The transformation didn’t stop there; we also turned doors leading to toilets into air locks and control screens with aliens floating past. Cool, right?
We’ve been working with Kincraig Primary in Blackpool for a number of years on their prospectus material, external signs and window graphics. With the freedom Kincraig provide us on creating great graphics, we incorporated the DfE’s ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values’ guidelines into graphics for the entire hall. Designed, printed & installed it makes a fantastic statement.
St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, Oswaldtwistle
Not one to shy away from colour and branding, our first project with St Andrew’s came with the design, production & fitting of One Way Vision graphics to classroom windows, as a way to reduce parent interaction and room brightness yet still looking colourful.
Since this first installation for the school, we’ve also designed & produced a number of large displays highlighting the school’s values and ethos, in addition inspirational quotes on the walls and the design and print of their new prospectus.
Also one of the more unusual jobs we’ve been involved in with St Andrew’s School was creating inspiring graphics to cover a static bus at the school, which is now used as a ‘reading’ bus for the pupils. This was a really fun brief and allowed our artists to design something completely unique and colourful. Better than any other bus we’ve seen that’s for sure!
Additionally last week we were back at the school installing foamex graphics to corridors in the early years foundation stage area, a folded dibond sign at the schools entrance, a vinyl tree in the hall and an exterior large framed banner at the entrance.
Moor Park Primary & Nursery, Blackpool
The building of Moor Park was transformed with a large 14m x 4m banner display affixed to the side of the nursery. This frame is a permanent feature on the wall and they can also change the banner if they wish, for events and results. We also printed One Way Vision graphics along windows to incorporate the schools branding. One Way Vision is made up of perforated holes and allows you to print attractive graphics and hide the view into rooms without the need for blinds or curtains during the daytime, whilst still allowing natural light in the room.
To bring their interior to life and with this in mind, we produced window vinyls, a bespoke acrylic staff board and also reception foamex displays.
Golborne High School, Wigan
Golborne High School came to PPS for a full re-brand, something we get very excited about! With a new Headteacher who had a very clear idea of branding message, we started by designing the logo and everything else followed. As a result of the colour scheme, logo, fonts and strapline design we went on to create a vibrant prospectus in addition to new school signs and everything in between.
Walton-le-Dale Primary School, Preston
Acrylic displays are really popular with schools and this was the case for Walton-le-Dale, the Headteacher wanted a creative way of showcasing recognition for the ‘Pupils of the Week’. Considering this, we came up with the idea of printed acrylic displays raised off the wall with chrome spacers, the display would allow the school to insert certificates into the acrylic panels.
Another custom production was a ‘House Point Board’ to keep track of each houses points. When this was briefed, our creative designers came up with the 4 colours for the houses and a pointer which could be moved up and down as the houses gained points. The pointer can move up and down as we cut out a groove in the acrylic to allow for this. An easy way for the school to keep track of house points!
The Headteacher was so impressed with his wall displays, he can’t wait to create more bespoke school graphics with us:
“Thanks so much for your panels which your lads put up last night…they look fabulous. They were also extremely helpful and polite! Many thanks; I am already looking forward to future orders!” Headteacher, Walton-Le-Dale Primary School
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