What We’ve Done

  • Charlton Manor Primary School

    Charlton Manor Primary School

    What their vision is

    Charlton is a brilliantly innovative school led by an inspiring headteacher, who’s pioneered initiatives like a professional teaching kitchen, a sensory room, a ‘secret garden’ and even a school radio station. They’ve also been able to attract some big names to help grow the school’s reach and impact, including Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver, Levi Roots and Mary Berry. So Charlton wanted to partner with an agency who could bring all that creativity to life, making sure that people could see the tenacity, vivacity and originality of the school even if they’d never set foot inside. They also needed their materials to have a level of style and quality that their famous supporters would feel happy about putting their names to.

    What we bring to the table

    Charlton have trusted our creative judgement since 2013 and over that time we’ve really got to know the school and built great relationships with several of their staff. So we’re not just mouse-movers – we bring fresh ideas to every project, advise them on the best media to realise their concepts and help to bring in other outside experts when it’s relevant. We’re always on hand to chat through what they need, balancing their specific vision and style with our knowledge of wider design and digital trends.

    What we’re creating together

    We’ve helped Charlton with more than 12 different projects over the last five years, from email campaigns and a new website to outdoor signs, photography shoots and labels for their school-grown honey and rhubarb. Not to mention the healthy-eating recipe book with such stylish, eye-catching design that the number of copies sold funded the whole project!

    I have been working with Cahoot Creative for a few years now since we decided to design a new school website. They provided a creative, professional and reliable service. We do not just use them to design and keep our website updated but also to produce other promotional work in and around the school which looks amazing! Thank you for your continued support.

    Adele Greenall, Charlton Manor Primary School

  • St George’s Primary School

    St George’s Primary School

    What their vision is

    St George’s is part of a family of schools called the Aquinas Trust, which has an holistic vision of education with faith, scholarship and individuality at its heart. The school has a big emphasis on community and belonging and places an incredibly high value on things like respect, trust and thankfulness. So they were looking to work with a creative agency that could help them showcase their unique combination of high academic standards with an especially warm and caring ethos. They also wanted materials that felt more contemporary and engaging, and a digital presence that was both stylish and simple for their staff to edit and update.

    What we bring to the table

    Because the school is thriving it’s also incredibly busy, so having us as a kind of creative one-stop- shop has been a big time-saver for them. We can create pretty much everything they need and accompany it all with plenty of knowledge of the education sector. We also love to produce websites that are easy to use for both the people engaging with them and the people populating them, so we’ve become experts at making digital stuff that’s attractive and contemporary yet simple.

    What we’re creating together

    When we began working with St George’s the focus was on a new website, complete with all new on-location photographs. But as the relationship has developed we’ve also helped them start up a positive presence on social media and devised a new logo for the school. Now we’re partnering with them on a committed basis, helping them to keep their website content fresh and up-to- date with key things like Ofsted regulations.

  • east to west

    east to west

    What their vision is

    Surrey-based charity east to west are supporting over 1,400 struggling children, young people and their families, working through local schools to offer help in both emotional and practical ways. They’ve been doing amazing work in their community for 20 years and have built up a great reputation and lots of positive relationships – but they were starting to feel that their marketing materials hadn’t quite moved on from where they were in the 90s. So they wanted to partner with an agency who would respect the brand that had become so familiar and trusted locally, while also helping them look and feel more attractive and contemporary.

    What we bring to the table

    We’re a great fit for a tiny but mighty charity like east to west because we’re not so big ourselves – which means we can be very flexible and slot in and out of their existing team whenever they need us. We’re also really used to working with smaller organisations who have a lot of local engagement and brand recognition in their community, so we’ve gotten good at creating materials that look great but still fit within the overall visual style that their audience recognise.

    What we’re creating together

    Our first project with these guys was sprucing up their bi-annual newsletter, both in terms of modernising the design and helping to make sure the content was relevant, engaging and well-organised. The new-look newsletter went down so well with their supporters for the first time ever it's brought in much needed funds and they’ve asked us to stick around and help them improve other bits of their regular comms. So we’ll be working on all kinds of small but creative pieces together over the next year, from leaflets to fundraising appeals, all designed to inspire and encourage their audience about the brilliant impact of their work.

    Cahoot produced a fantastic newsletter for us. We were looking for a fresh new look and they helped us think through what would be effective and ultimately Cahoot delivered way above our expectations. Thank you!

    Anthony Horton CEO, east to west

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