Using photographs to promote your school

If you’re keen to promote your school, photographs can be key. It is often said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’.  This is so true when trying to communicate the atmosphere and ethos of your school to prospective parents, pupils, staff and Ofsted. Well-taken photographs used on bespoke designed Wall Art can say it all.

Photographs of day-to-day life, events, activities and achievements of your school in your Wall Art and on your website  will provide a window into your school. Combined with emails, advertising, newspapers and social media they can help build up people’s positive opinions and knowledge of you. Good PR is an effective way to gain the attention of prospective parents. A good reputation counts!

Photographs help to tell the story of life in your school. Studies show that if you share a story people are more likely to be persuaded. This means photographs can play a vital role in marketing your school.

Photographs capture life in every part of your school, all its features and facilities and the pupils’ enjoyment of them. Photographs convey more meaning and feeling than words alone. Small details will filter through from a single look. Photos can provide a 360 degree view on life.

Photographs cut though language barriers, making your school accessible to all. A key way to target a multicultural audience.

Photographs help make your Wall Art, prospectus, website and marketing materials exciting and dynamic. Effective websites and prospectuses attract people’s attention and engage their interest in your school.

Professional photographers are highly skilled in bringing the best out of situations to achieve this, so its well worth investing in a photography day to get this right. If you invest in professional photographs they are yours to own and use repeatedly over many sources. Use them in your Wall Art, website & prospectus, in emails, newsletters, posters, slide shows and lessons. You can also include them in presentations at parents’ evening, open days and tours. So they are a cost effective way to promote your school on may levels.

Take a look at how some of these schools have used photographs to promote their school.

Dairy Meadow Primary and Nursery School Wall Art

Dairy Meadow Primary and Nursery School Website

Holy Trinity CE Primary

Shooters Hill Sixth Form

Longfield Primary School

Download our ‘How to get the best from a photoshoot’ guide to help you plan a day with a professional photographer.

If you would like help and advice to arrange a photoshoot for your school, please contact Lisa Savage on or 020 7404 3400.