Signs for Schools

We provide a variety of signs for school environments to enhance the learning environment for staff and students.

We Partner with Main Contractors, Architects and Designers on School Signage Projects.

Our range of signs for schools promote a positive learning environment. Secure sign fixings prevent tampering and secret fixing systems allow for amendments.

What are the Main Benefits of High Quality School Signage?

Headteachers and facilities managers know that creating a safe and inclusive learning environment is essential to student success. One critical aspect to achieve this is to introduce an outstanding school signage scheme.

Student Safety

Stowmarket High School

School signs help warn people about potential hazards such as construction zones, slippery floors, and areas where visitors are not permitted to go.

School signage plays a vital role in improving safety within school environments. By providing necessary information and warnings, school signage helps prevent accidents, injuries, and other incidents that could pose risks to the students, staff, and visitors.

Improved Wayfinding

Northstowe Learning Community

A considered signage scheme makes it easy for students, staff and visitors to find their way around the school. Signage can indicate everything from classrooms and toilets to emergency exits and fire escapes.

Excellent school signage helps create a more efficient and productive school environment, reducing confusion, minimising distractions and creating a safer, welcoming learning space.

Operational Efficiency

Signage can help streamline school operations by providing directions and guidance to staff and students alike. This can help reduce confusion and make your school run more efficiently.

By reducing confusion and streamlining processes, school signage can save time, increase productivity and reduce distractions.

Pride and Wellbeing

Customised school signage is an opportunity to showcase your school’s brand and messaging. It can also help foster a sense of community and school pride among both current and future students.

School signage can enhance pride by creating an engaging visual environment, promoting the school’s identity and values, acknowledging achievements, and creating ownership.

Inclusive and Custom School Signage. Our Modular Sign Systems provide Security and Changeability.

We’ve developed a range of sign solutions for schools, allowing for complete creative freedom and expression, to create a positive learning environment for students. Our patented sign technologies provide a range of secure fixing methods for headteachers and facilities managers to choose from. Coupled with a suite of materials from aluminium to bronze, stainless steel to stone, we can provide sign solutions to meet the needs of teachers and students alike.

Our interior sign systems are lockable and securely fixed to ensure they cannot be tampered with. We can offer a range of external sign options including cut letters and built-up lettering to provide substance and structure to external facades. We can also provide a range of totem signs and information boards, with flexibility to suit all budgets.

Why Is School Signage So Important?

Designed, engineered signage from xsign can help to improve the visual appeal of the school, celebrate achievements, communicate the school’s values and culture, and ultimately foster a sense of ownership among students and staff.


Northstowe Learning Community

Bespoke and customised school signage can foster a sense of ownership among students and staff, creating a strong sense of pride in the school’s community.

By featuring school colours, logos, and slogans, school signs not only enhance the visual appeal of the campus but also reflect the school’s identity, promoting a sense of ownership among those who are part of the school community.

Positive Environment

Shireland School

Students and staff thrive in positive learning environments and signage can help to contribute to the success of the school.

Signage provides the opportunity to reinforce the school’s values, and has shown to have a positive impact on behaviour, morale and productivity, all of which contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

Values and Culture

School signage helps communicate the school’s goals, values and culture, creating a cohesive vision and making it clear to students what the school stands for.

When students see school signage that reflects their school’s identity, they develop a sense of pride, ownership, and responsibility for their school’s community.


Northstowe Learning Community

School signage can showcase the school’s unique identity and make it more appealing, attracting and retaining students and staff.

This ultimately creates a positive impact on the school’s image, and reputation within the local community.

Bespoke School Signage. We Combine Sign Design and Changeability.

Signs in schools need to be tamper-proof and sturdy, to withstand the stresses of daily student life.

We combine lockable, patented product design with a suite of signage materials to give decision makers a blend of function and form.

Schools are competitive environments, both for students and for teachers. A desire to maintain a strong appearance helps to attract students. Signage can play an important part in a strong, modern appearance which aids learning and creativity.

School Signage Projects Delivered to Clients in the UK

>>Internal and external signage scheme at Thames Christian School in South West London.

>>Internal and external signage package at Glebe Farm School for main contractor, Morgan Sindall Construction.

>>Internal and external signage package for Wates Group.

>>Appointed by BAM Construction and Architect, Pozzoni, to provide a signage scheme at Chorlton High School in Manchester.

>>We were specified by contractor Wilmott Dixon to provide a suite of internal and external signs.

>>We were specified by contractor, Wates, on the signage project at Stowmarket High School in Suffolk.

>>We were specified by contractor Kier Construction to create a signage scheme at the Northstowe Learning Community.

>>We developed a sign system for St Mary’s Wavendon C of E Primary School. We feature some internal door signs, projecting signs and impressive external signage.

Frequently Asked Questions about School Signage

xsign include a number of different signage types in school projects, ranging from graphic decals on the floor to welcome, and information panel signs. Other popular sign types we design for schools include totem signs and wall graphics. Schools offer a fantastic opportunity to use signage to inspire learning and feelings of community.

This entirely depends of the size and scale of the project as each one is unique. Clients may expect a shorter turnaround for a small, local project compared to a large-scale project that requires more complex logistics. At the quote stage we give estimations for delivery of a project and work with those timescales to meet our client’s expectations, but also ensure the creative process is given time to produce the best product possible.

The best material for external school signage depends on the climate and weather conditions of where the sign will be, as well as the budget and design. One popular material is stainless steel because it is lightweight and weatherproof. We discuss signage materials as part of the creative design process.

You can view some of our favourite and most creative school signage designs in our case studies section.

Ongoing maintenance depends on the type and design of the signage. External signs designed to be outside are usually made of weather resistant materials and most signs do not need any maintenance other than a clean down after bad weather sometimes. We aim to design our signage to be as low maintenance as possible.

The benefits of having bespoke signage for your school are that the design will incorporate the individual brand, and complement the services, teaching ethos, and values of the school. It also means that all the signs can be custom made to be unique and accessible.

After being given the brief, the xsign design team will investigate the site, brand, and other contributing factors before creating a quote. When the client is happy with the design, quote, and timeframe, xsign will proceed with the order proper. Contact us for specific details on the process.

Bespoke signage planning includes following best practice and standards, as well as freedom with design. School branding are local government guidelines are considered, as well as font size in relation to the size of the sign. Best practice also includes accessibility and sustainability. These are all factors taken into account when designing school signage.

There are several ways school signage can be made accessible by xsign. From choosing colours that contrast well, to adding Talky Signs with recorded messages, xsign can tailor the accessibility to be specific, or broad.