Newspapers run our school news

Here at KLC, we work tirelessly to help our school clients to gain positive exposure through PR.

Our journalist spends time in our various schools each week, picking up items of news, writing articles and sharing them with our many media contacts.

We have a background in regional newspaper journalism in Essex and so know who to speak to on local newspapers, radio stations and magazines when it comes to getting stories published.

If you work at a nursery, primary or secondary school or a college in the area which you believe could benefit from a boost to its reputation, drop us a line today on to discuss how our flexible PR services could work for you and your budget.

Here is just a selection of the most recent publicity we have secured for schools in Hockley, Great Dunmow and Rawreth, Esssex, in their local newspapers…

The Day Nursery news in Echo

Greensward Academy news in Rayleigh Times

The Helena Romanes School news in Dunmow Broadcast


Online coverage for story of sporting success

We love our work as Media Consultant to a number of schools in and around Essex.

There is nothing better than reporting on the huge success of our young people.

This week, we revealed a student at one of our client schools, Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex, has won a gold medal at an international Paralympic sporting event.

Our journalist interviewed the wheelchair basketball player before she headed off to Holland and released the article to the local press.

Take a look at the story published on an online news website here…

Positive publicity for our schools

Greensward Academy in news
Greensward Academy in news

At KLC, we specialise in offering PR services to schools in and around Essex.

Our journalist spends time in schools, getting to know staff and students and finding the best news stories.

Press releases are then written and given to the local press in an effort to keep up the good reputations of the schools, in turn attracting more students.

With our many years of experience in local newspapers, we know when to invite the press to send their photographers along, like with the visit by Team GB hockey player Chloe Rogers to Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex, recently. By inviting the press along, we gained a whole page of coverage for the visit in the Echo newspaper.

Here are a couple of other examples of the positive publicity we achieve for our schools…

Burnt Mill Academy in news

Helena Romanes School in news

If your school could do with a boost to its reputation, get in touch today to find out about our flexible PR packages.


School articles capture headlines

Sixth form awards

Our article on Greensward's sixth form awards in Echo newspaper

Our work with schools in Essex continues with more great publicity this week.   
We act as Media Consultant for Greensward Academy in Hockley, Essex.
Our journalist visits regularly to work with students and teachers to uncover lots of great news stories.
This week, two more articles, written by our journalist, appeared in the school’s local newspaper.
Charity success

Second Academy story in same week published in the Echo newspaper

Ending term on a PR high

Our work to publicise schools continued right up to the end of term.

We have acted as media consultant for Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex, for more than two years. It is our role to ensure the school receives plenty of positive publicity in the local press.

Our latest two articles, written by our journalist, appeared in the Echo newspaper. Take a look…Greensward in the news

Extended member of team

We have acted as Media Consultant for Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex, for more than two years. We regularly spend time on site, gathering news items to submit to the local media.

Headteacher Debbie Stokes provided us with this wonderful testimonial:

“Kelly has worked with Greensward Academy for the past two years to support us with publicity of our events and image in the community.

“Kelly is a very flexible member of our extended Greensward team and has produced well written articles in a very short time scale.  Due to her great contacts, her success rate with the local newspapers in getting these articles printed has been a huge improvement on any other press officer who has worked with Greensward over the years. 

“I thoroughly recommend Kelly to you.”

Keeping Academy in the headlines

School PR Essex
Students’ success featured in local newspaper

In our role as Media Consultant for the Academies Enterprise Trust, we help schools to raise their profile in the local Essex press.

We regularly visit the schools, get to know the teachers, staff and pupils and issue press releases to the local press.
The Government grants several thousand pounds for every new pupil a school attracts, so keeping positive publicity flowing is vitally important.
Our latest article promotes the success of Greensward Academy art students, in Hockley. The article appeared in the Echo newspaper.

30-hour endurance match for students

Endurance was the name of the game as young anglers competed in a 30-hour carp match.

Seven students from Greensward Academy Angling Club – where KLC acts as Media Consultant – battled it out in the lengthy session at Churchgate Lakes, near Battlesbridge.

Mike Salisbury, who set up the club for students at Greensward Academy, in Greensward Lane, Hockley, said: “The match was barely a few minutes old when Liam Turner, from Year 10, bagged himself an 11lb 4oz mirror. He would shortly follow this with an 8lb 6oz grass carp and established an early lead.

“Keeping in the race was Kieron Lee who managed to land a 10lb 4oz mirror and an excellent personal best 18lb 8oz mirror.

“However, Liam was still catching well and extended his lead with a 14lb 10oz mirror. As dusk approached, rookie carper Jordan Bickford opened his account with an 8lb common and Jed Wightman managed to land his new personal best – a superb 13lb 9oz mirror.”

Even freezing fog throughout the night didn’t deter the youngsters.

Mr Salisbury said: “As dawn broke, Jordan Bickford was right back in it with a 12lb 9oz mirror. No sooner had he put this back, Liam Turner was extending his lead by banking two fish in quick succession. Kieron Lee was still keeping in touch with Liam, as he also managed two more fish during the early morning.

“As the end of the match approached, Liam was still in the lead, but there was to be late drama. Kieron Lee received two simultaneous runs with only 30 minutes to go, but unfortunately only managed to land one of the fish – an 11lb 1oz mirror. The fish he lost was almost certainly sizeable and could have proved a decisive point in the match. Nevertheless, Liam hung on and finished in first place with 85lbs 12oz.”

Alan Blair, operations director of sponsor Nash Tackle, presented Liam with a trophy, H-Gun Food Pack and some Chain Reaction bait.

As captor of the biggest fish, Kieron Lee received an H-Gun unhooking mat.

All students received a goody bag from Nash, including signed DVDs from Kevin Nash.

Outstanding education at Academy

Congratulations to KLC client Greensward Academy on its confirmation of being one of the top schools in the country!

press release promoting school news

Greensward Academy celebrates Ofsted success

Staff, governors, students and parents are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors awarded Greensward Academy, in Greensward Lane, Hockley, an “outstanding” report.

Just 13 per cent of secondary schools nationally achieve this standard.

The report said: “Greensward Academy provides outstanding value for money because it serves both its students and its community so well.

“The students enjoy their time there and leave with many personal attributes which will be of exceptional benefit to them in their future lives.

“Leaders of the academy have built an outstanding curriculum with a host of options, which is finely tuned to students’ individual needs. As a result, all students leave with good qualifications and the wider personal skills they need.”

As the lead school in the Academies Enterprise Trust, Greensward became the first high achieving school to join the academy programme in 2008 to work in conjunction with other schools to help raise educational standards.

Headteacher Debbie Stokes feels the glowing report confirms Greensward Academy has continued to achieve highly under this new programme.

She said: “I have always felt high achieving schools will continue to improve themselves while also helping others.

“This report makes that quite clear. We are over-the-moon with the results.”

The report also said students feel safe and behave well and that leaders constantly strive for further improvements.

National spotlight on Greensward

The national spotlight was put on Greensward Academy when it featured on ITV’s Daybreak breakfast show.

The programme was discussing the issue of three-quarters of parents surveyed taking their children out of school in an effort to go on cut-price holidays.

Greensward has just 0.35 per cent of unauthorised absences as a result of its five-term year, where the school is open for eight weeks and then closed for two.

The term structure was altered in 2000 to better meet the demand of modular courses and to avoid the summer learning loss.

A benefit of this system is that parents are able to take their children on cheaper holidays as their school breaks do not coincide with the majority of schools.

This low unauthorised absence figure earned the school an “outstanding” in its recent Ofsted report.

Media work comes to life for students

GOSH, what a great experience!

Media students at Greensward Academy, in Greensward Lane, Hockley – where KLC acts as Media Consultant – stepped into the real world of work when they were commissioned to create a promotional DVD for a national cause.

It is the fourth year the school’s BTec media students have been asked to put together the work for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) thanks to ongoing links with Academy chair of governors, Trevor Fulcher

Mr Fulcher’s daughter, and Greensward student, Harriet was left with a fractured skull, broken collar bone, lacerated ear, bruised lung, facial paralysis and severe nerve damage after a car crashed into her head as she bent into a road to pick something up. GOSH saved her life.

Since the accident in 2004, Mr Fulcher has worked tirelessly to raise as much money as possible for the hospital.

The DVD made by Academy students will be used to encourage other schools and organisations around the country to raise funds.

He said: “We took our students up to Great Ormond Street where they were given a tour of the hospital before interviewing senior executives about what they are doing and how people can help to raise money. We also saw Alison Hammond of Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity fame visiting her niece so managed to get an interview with her, too.

“It is a great opportunity for our students to work on a real project for a real outcome. They got such a lot out of the experience and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The students interviewed members of the hospital’s fundraising team.