case studies

Winterbourne Academy, Bristol.


In the summer of 2009 we were invited to The Ridings High School in north Bristol to discuss their signage requirements. Along with a partner school they were due to change their status to that of an Academy which would commence from September 2009.

They had used a local design company to produce new branding for this so we had to see how we would incorporate this making sure we adhered to the guidelines set.

The new academy required main freestanding signs on all entrances as well as general directional and building signs both inside and out.

After discussing options and viewing samples and our portfolio we were able to agree on the ways forward. Our proposal consisted of 7 individual curved faced tall monolith signs with a mixture of wall mounted aluminium signs outside and acrylic signs inside. We presented proof drawings with most superimposed onto photos along with a clear quote. This enabled the academy to see exactly what was being proposed and make their decision making process easier.

All signs were fabricated and installed by in-house fitters.

The academy has been very impressed by our service from initial visit through to final installation and as Janet Biard who is the Director of Operations commented "As part of the process of becoming Academies, we needed new signage for both our sites. We wanted signs that were clean and modern looking but which also reflected our new branding.

Jerry and Signs Now did an excellent job in translating our art work into proofs and advising us on our options. They were very accommodating and were able to accept last minute changes to designs and requests for additional signs. The team was clear about delivery and were able to supply and fit to our very tight deadlines.

Overall I was very impressed with the quality and cost effectiveness of the service I received and I have had lots of positive feedback on the new signage. In particular the monoliths added to the "wow" factor of our re-branding as The Ridings'' Federation of Academies."