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Case study: promoting your rural school to increase your pupil roll
Keeping pupil numbers up is key to keeping a rural school viable. Here's how one village school in Suffolk has steadily doubled its pupil roll to become stable again, through promotional strategies that you could try too.
- Make sure newcomers to the area know about your school
- Hold open days for local pre-schools and feeder schools
- Identify opportunities to meet your community's needs
- Get more people through your doors
- Promote yourselves constantly
- Convey the right image on your website and social media profiles
- Promote your history
- Three things to avoid
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