We were delighted to receive the request from our client, the historic Cumnor Schools group, to redesign their annual magazines for both the girls’ and boys’ schools. Cumnor House Girls’ and Boys’ Independent Schools incorporating Treetops Nursery is part of the diverse international Cognita Schools Family. Based in North Surrey our client is well known for its outstanding preparatory education throughout its 85 year history.
"On a personal recommendation, I contacted Gladstone Design to discuss a magazine project and was immediately struck by their professional and can-do attitude, mixed with lots of creative enthusiasm and ideas. I was not disappointed once we started working on the project together – they went the extra mile, working goodness knows what hours, to meet my deadlines, and all designs were of such a high standard and had the wow factor I had been hoping for. They certainly took our school magazines to a whole new level! I would not hesitate in recommending Gladstone Design for beautiful top quality designs."
They wanted to communicate their excellent reputation for achieving with their children, results beyond expectations whilst highlighting their children’s engagement and boundless enthusiasm. The newsletters traditionally circulate to current families and prospective parents and so form part of their marketing strategy in addition to imparting information and the year’s highlights. Cumnor’s experienced marketing team and teachers were a pleasure to work with and they were delighted with the Cumnor Chronicle, renamed and re-launched by Gladstone Design.
We configured the style of the magazine to reflect the energy and vitality of their pupils, their enjoyment of events and their engagement with the staff. The priority was communicating the varied experiences the children gained in the year and their social opportunities, balanced with the more serious participation in academic study. Prizes, scholarships and lofty ongoing destinations of outgoing pupils rubbed shoulders with nursery topics and toddler outings presented in their own styles.