Reasons to invest in new school signage

September is here – the first term of a brand-new academic year. So, why not give your school a fresh look with new educational signage? High-quality school signs have many (somewhat surprising!) benefits. Here we take a look at some of the main reasons why you should invest – and explore how Vinyline Graphics can help to transform your classrooms and corridors.

  1. First impressions

Lots of people visit your school on a day-to-day basis. Students, parents, prospective pupils, staff, supply teachers, members of the community. It’s important to make the best possible first impression – and a high-quality welcome school sign can help you to do just that.

The trick is to keep things simple. A well-designed vinyl sign – which displays your logo in the school’s main colours – will welcome visitors and showcase your institution in the best possible light.

  1. Navigation

School signage is an excellent way to improve navigation around the school. New pupils and members of staff often find it difficult to find their way around an unfamiliar school layout. However, the use of a well-placed and easily-readable wayfinding sign can help to alleviate this problem.

Directional school signs also help to promote punctuality amongst pupils, particularly in large schools. Narrow corridors often cause congestion and it can take children a while to get from one classroom to another. It may not seem like much, but adding a simple ‘This Way’ sign at eye-level is sometimes all it takes to improve the flow of traffic and ensure pupils arrive at lessons on time.

  1. Safeguarding

For any educational establishment, health and safety is a top priority – and, once again, school signage can be a great help. Various safety signs are likely to be needed across the premises, particularly in department’s with hazardous equipment and supplies (e.g. science, PE). Directional signs can also be used to mark out emergency exits and fire assembly points throughout the school.

  1. Motivation

Educational signage can be used in numerous ways to increase student motivation and promote the core values of the school. For example, a creative sign could be installed in the main entrance, displaying keywords such as ‘success’, ‘courage’, and ‘determination’. Or wall graphics could be placed throughout the corridors, celebrating pupil achievements and exam success.

This is becoming an increasingly popular option with both primary and secondary schools. Try to think ‘outside of the box’ and the possibilities for creative school signage are endless.

A full-turnkey approach to school signs

Good signage can have a positive impact on every aspect of your school. Not only will it ensure each day runs smoothly, but it can also bring your school’s ethos to life and inspire pupils to work hard and achieve their best. That’s why, here at Vinyline, we offer a comprehensive school signage service. From welcome plaques to wayfinding signs and wall decals, we’re here to help with it all.

Our team are highly experienced and knowledgeable in this area. We have worked with many schools, colleges, academies, and universities in the past  – fitting out their establishment with high-quality educational signage that meets their every need. So why not get in touch today and find out how we can help you?

Either give us a call on 01744 75 66 44 or send an email to and let us make your school signage ideas a reality.