Helping Education & Training organisations to succeed.

Design, Digital and Marketing For the Education & Training sector_

A Story Called help a range of organisations in the Education sector to effectively communicate their marketing messages. From beautifully designed prospectuses, to Ofsted compliant websites, we offer the complete range of creative support to assist marketing teams and unit leaders in Education & Training. 

With over 15 years experience in the sector we know the challenges that marketing teams face, and have consistently proved to be a valuable and reliable creative partner.

Find out more

Case Study
Acorn Care & Education

Founded in Bolton in 2004 Acorn are now the largest combined children services group in the UK. Through their network of specialist schools, care homes and fostering services they deliver exceptional care to the countries most vulnerable children.

We have worked with them during the last 10 years, helping to achieve year on year growth to a 20m+ business, with a vision to deliver ‘better days, better lives’. Our work spans the entire marketing mix; brand, print, digital, design and marketing for all schools as well as for the Acorn parent brand.


Produce a range of brochures, prospectuses and manage all printing  materials for the schools.


Produce regular event stands and open day promotions to encourage school visitors.


Manage all school signage from standard way finding to promotional signage.


Manage all photography and video for their 16 nationwide schools to keep an up to date library.


Produced and manage all 16 school websites ensuring security, compliance and marketing effectiveness.


Develop a range of interactive animations and app’s to help the schools communicate their unique provisions.


Produce monthly email marketing campaigns to parents & local education authorities, grow the database and manage the leadflow CRM.


Produce regular social media campaigns to encourage open day visits, recruit new teachers and support across the country and celebrate success.


Work with the commercial team to produce sales aids and presentation tools to help effectively demonstrate Acorn’s vast range of childrens services.


Work with Acorn and their schools to raise brand awareness and development for all 16 schools.

“The entire team at A Story Called are a pleasure to work with.
Their support and services have been invaluable to us over the years I’ve worked with them.
They are a great partner to Acorn and I would happily recommend them.”

Hannah Fellows
Acorn Care & Education Marketing Manager

Who do we work with?

We work with a variety of organisations across the UK in the Education & Training sector, such as…

National Organisations

Acorn Care & Education – the largest combined childrens services group in the UK
Milkround Graduate Careers – the UK’s largest graduate recruitment website
The National Union of Students – the UK’s pre-eminent student marketing body

Local Providers

Vita People Skills – a Manchester based provider of vocational skills training
Communicate School – a Manchester based English language school
David Lewis Centre – a Cheshire based specialist residential Autism school and support organisation

What do we offer?

Ofsted Compliant Websites


Promotional Student Campaigns


Prospectus Design & Print

Student Recruitment Campaigns


Graphics, Animation & Illustration


Social Media & PR Support

Branding & Identity Design


Direct Marketing: Email & Mail


Creative Design & Concepts

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss your requirement and find out what we can offer, simply get in touch with Natasha Cuddy on 01204 559551 or email

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