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School Signage Updates for the Acorn Multi Academy Trust in Devon and Dorset


The Acorn MAT is a group of 6 primary academies and 4 pre-schools working together to provide the highest quality education and outcomes for all young people across Devon and Dorset.

Acorn MAT put a big emphasis on the importance of each academy's distinct, individual, and different values. They strive to develop and protect the character of each environment with a supportive and collaborative approach.


Wanting to combine the identity of each learning environment, whilst keeping each academy's unique emblem and logo, Creative Solutions set to work creating an array of signage fit for each location using wall-mounted, and post-mounted printed aluminium.

Acorn MAT created the design work for each academy, and the location it would take on the school grounds. You can see from their design that each school has retained its colour scheme, but the overarching design brief has been repeated for each location to enhance uniformity and identity.

Thorncombe St Marys CE Primary Academy Post-Mounted Sign
Axminster Primary Academy Post-Mounted Sign
Axminster Loders CE Primary Academy Wall-Mounted Sign
Marshwood CE Primary Academy Wall-Mounted Sign
Membury Primary Academy Wall-Mounted Sign
St Andrews CE Primary Academy Post-Mounted Sign


We created 9 aluminium signs in total for each of the schools above, plus extra for Acorn MAT.

Each sign face was crafted for 2.5mm Aluminium sheet, which has been full colour printed and laminated for extra external protection. Aluminium is a great and very popular signage material.  It can be crafted to any shape you require, with radius or straight-cut corners and fixings available for a smooth finish. Our aluminium is printed in-house, and is 2880dpi waterproof and UV resistant as standard, so perfect for all outdoor spaces like carparks, entrances, pathways and wayfinding.

In this instance, each school needed their sign in a preferable location. Our expert installations team are well versed in all mountable spaces, so your signage can be fixed to sunken posts, surface mounted posts, brick walls, fences, gates, slat-wall and metal surfaces. We will provide the fixing equipment and clean-up as part of our installation service.

It was a pleasure to work with Acorn MAT on these installations across Devon and Dorset, each site will look great as it welcomes students and staff back after the Easter Break.

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Posted by Samantha on April 20th 2022

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