Vital local press for client schools

School funds are allocated by numbers of pupils. Pupil numbers grow and are sustained by a school having a positive reputation. A positive reputation comes, in part, from positive publicity in the local media.

That is where KLC steps in.

We work with lots of school clients in Essex and London to secure positive publicity in their local publications to ensure their pupil numbers continue to grow.

Our journalist is in regular contact with our client schools to gather, write and distribute positive news articles to our contacts in the local and regional media outlets, from newspapers and radio channels to news websites.

Take a look at just some of the publicity we have secured for our client schools recently…

The Sigma Trust – Daily Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Daily Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Colchester Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Clacton Gazette

The Sigma Trust – Colchester Gazette

The Day Nursery – Echo

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Hillyfield Primary Academy – East London Guardian

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Paxman Academy – Daily Gazette

If you are looking to secure more positive publicity for your school in the new academic year, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

National publicity for client school

Just before lockdown hit, we arranged to have a national education journalist visit one of our client schools.

New Rickstones Academy, in Witham, Essex, has been on a rapid journey of improvement in recent years, going from hugely undersubscribed to an Ofsted-rated Good school.

We were keen for our client to be given the opportunity to tell the story of its transformation and so invited the editor of Teach Secondary magazine and journalist from Teachwire news site to meet the head and have a tour.

Take a look at the article here…Teachwire

If you are keen to secure this kind of national publicity for your school, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our PR services.

Promoting client schools in Witham, Essex

We have worked with Maltings Academy, New Rickstones Academy and Witham Sixth Forms for ten years, securing positive publicity for them in the local media.

Pre-lockdown, our journalist visited the schools and sixth form, in Witham, Essex, every month to gather positive new stories to write and distribute.

Now, we provide the same service remotely to ensure the good work going on during the pandemic is promoted to the community.

Take a look at some of the positive publicity we have secured for our client schools in recent months…

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Witham Sixth Forms / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Witham Times

If you are keen to promote your school, sixth form or college in this way, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

National publicity for client’s journey of improvement

We work closely with lots of publication editors who regularly approach us to find case studies to fit their feature briefs.

We were recently asked by the editor of Teach Secondary, the national education magazine, to recommend a school they could visit to write a report on.

Our journalist took the editor to client school New Rickstones Academy, in Witham, Essex, where an impressive journey of improvement has taken place.

The visit resulted in some wonderful national publicity for our client, both in print in the magazine which is delivered to every school in the country and online.

Have a read of the article here…

New Rickstones Academy – Teach Secondary

New Rickstones Academy – Teachwire

If you struggle to get this kind of publicity for your school, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk regarding the opportunities we can bring your way.

Producing news magazines for our clients

At KLC, we are extremely proud of the news magazines we produce for our clients.

Having a background in journalism and editing, we are well placed – with our design and print partner – to quickly and easily produce publications of all sizes and specs.

Throughout the term, we collect news stories from our many school clients which we share with the local, national and education media. To get the maximum use and exposure for the articles, we also produce news magazines which are delivered to parents, employees and stakeholders of our client schools.

The magazines provide a wonderful accompaniment to the traditional school prospectus; with the prospectus providing the facts and figures and the “need to know” information about a school and our magazines sharing the smiling faces and the nitty gritty of what goes on within our schools.

Take a look at just some of the school news magazines we have produced for our clients recently…

The Hilly High for Hillyfield Primary Academy, in Walthamstow…

Sigma News (parent version and staff version) for The Sigma Trust, Essex…

Spotlight for Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy, in Witham, Essex…

Trinity Magazine for Trinity Primary Academy, in Wood Green, London…

Contact us on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss how easily we can produce similar magazines for your school, college, university or multi-academy trust.

GCSE results day – PR, web content and social media

GCSE results day is, without doubt, the busiest day in our calendar.

Working with many schools, we spend the weeks and days leading up to this important time ensuring our clients know exactly what we need from them and when so we get the very best possible publicity for them.

We collect the headline figures and quotes from our headteachers to release first thing on GCSE results day. Our journalists then spend the entire day meeting and interviewing students as they collect their results, picking up the very best human interest stories to help promote our client schools.

Take a look at the publicity we secured from GCSE results day this summer, including front page and page 3 coverage for client school BMAT STEM Academy

BMAT STEM Academy – Harlow Guardian

BMAT STEM Academy – Harlow Guardian

New Rickstones Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

Forest Hall School – Bishops Stortford Independent

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

BMAT STEM Academy – YourHarlow

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

As well as ensuring our clients received the very best publicity as a result of GCSE results day, we also kept their websites and social media pages full of wonderfully positive stories…

Our work on GCSE results day also included providing content for advertorial spaces taken out in the local press by our client schools Epping St John’s Church of England School and Burnt Mill Academy

Epping St John’s Church of England School / Burnt Mill Academy – Epping Forest Guardian

If your school is looking to secure this kind of publicity in future, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR and copywriting services

A-level results day – PR, web content and social media posts

A-level results day is one of the busiest times of the year for us at KLC as we work to promote our education clients.

In the weeks and days leading up to A-level results day in August, we prep our sixth form clients to provide us with all the information we need, when we need it, to enable us to secure the very best publicity from this important day.

We gather the headline results from our clients, as well as quotes from key staff before speaking with students as they collect their results to give plenty of human interest stories to sit alongside the figures.

Our journalist writes and releases press releases to the media first thing on A-level results day.

Take a look at the publicity secured…

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Essex Chronicle

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian

Epping St John’s Church of England School – YourHarlow

We also provided the content for an advertorial space our client Epping St John’s Church of England School had taken out in the local press…

Epping St John’s Church of England School – Epping Forest Guardian advertorial

As well as handling the PR and advertorial side of A-level results day for our clients, we also provided strong content to populate our client Epping St John’s Church of England School website and social media account to give them plenty of opportunities to promote themselves online…

If your sixth form or college is in need of this kind of support with PR or website and social media content writing, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible services.

Helping schools to hit the headlines – for the right reasons

At a time when schools are facing tough budget restraints against increased pressure to succeed, it’s more important than ever for them to have the best possible reputation.

Good reputation leads to increased pupil numbers which gives a school’s budget a significant boost.

One way to achieve this is to invest in PR services.

Many schools prioritise an investment in PR with KLC as they feel it is the best way to keep their name in the headlines for the right reasons to attract parents to show an interest in their school.

Take a look at just some of the publicity we have secured for our school clients, helping to keep them in a positive light in the media…

New Rickstones Academy – Heart FM

Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Forest Hall School – Herts & Essex Observer

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

BMAT STEM Academy / Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Forest Hall School – Harlow Star

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

New Rickstones Academy / Maltings Academy – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

If PR is on your to-do list at the start of this school year, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

Earning publicity for school clients’ exam results

Working with schools is a year-round job for KLC.

Every week, we work closely with our school clients with the mission of securing as much positive publicity for them as possible.

The summer, though, brings two of the very best opportunities to promote our schools – A-level and GCSE results days.

Our journalist handles the release of all our school clients’ exam results, as well as interviewing students to put together interesting case studies editors are always looking out for. Indeed, we are approached each year by editors and producers who know we will provide them with the very best news stories during this annual event. It is not unusual for TV and radio crews to arrange to visit our schools as part of their exam results coverage each year.

Take a look at just some of the wonderful publicity we secured for our clients this year, including radio, TV, online and in-print coverage…

Forest Hall School – BBC Look East

Maltings Academy / New Rickstones Academy – Essex Chronicle

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

Burnt Mill Academy / Sir Charles Kao UTC – Harlow Star

Witham Sixth Forms – Braintree & Witham Times

Sir Charles Kao UTC – Harlow Star

Witham Sixth Forms – Essex Chronicle

Forest Hall School – Dunmow Broadcast

Sir Charles Kao UTC – YourHarlow

Forest Hall School – Herts & Essex Observer

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Epping St John’s School – Epping Forest Guardian

Sir Charles Kao UTC – YouHarlow

Royal Docks Academy – Newham Recorder

Epping St John’s School – Epping Forest Guardian

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Maltings Academy – Braintree & Witham Times

If you struggle to get the very best publicity off the back of your exam results, or if you are yet to get your best results and would benefit from a PR expert handling the story surrounding the figures, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.

 

Exam results bring KLC schools publicity

It was a busy summer for KLC as we helped various school clients to release their A-level and GCSE results to the media.

With changes to the way English and maths GCSE exams are now graded, we saw both the schools and journalists enter new territory when it came to releasing and reporting on the results.

But, despite the challenge that brought, we were thrilled to still secure plenty of great publicity – including this front page splash for Nightingale Academy, in London…

Take a look at some of the publicity secured for our school clients’ exam results this summer…

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent

Nightingale Academy – Enfield Independent online

Nightingale Academy – Schools Week

Burnt Mill Academy – Harlow Star

Burnt Mill Academy – YourHarlow

Forest Hall School and Maltings Academy – Witham Times

New Rickstones Academy and Maltings Academy – Witham Times

Witham Sixth Forms – Witham Times

If your school or college is in need of some help in getting its good news publicised in the local, national or education press, get in touch on words@kellylouiseclark.co.uk to discuss our flexible PR services.