School Folder,
Design and Print

School prospectus or report folders, professionally designed and printed with your school graphics - designed to send out extra leaflets or information.

If you are looking for a professional and efficient way to organise your school reports, your school prospectus documents, presentations, leaflets and mailshots, then the answer is with the use of a bespoke school folder. The school folders we produce come in many shapes and sizes with different pocket sizes and also pocket widths.  These can be supplied glued and in position or supplied flat - ready for you to make up when required.

Initially we will discuss your requirements - using our design and print experience to guide and advise you of the most cost effective style to suit your brief.  Once we have created a mock up of your school folder we will send you through the initial concepts in digital format for you to view. At this point we can make any changes you require and once finalised we will carry out the printing process. We can print anything from a basic folder which just includes the school colours and logo, through to quite complex 6 page folders with fold out flaps.  

Many of our bespoke designs include school photographs taken within school - we can work from your existing photo libraries or we can visit your school and take a new set of pictures suited to a school folder design.

Image showing a school girl holding a school folder design, printed in full colour with lamination

School Folder Examples

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School Folder Shapes and Pocket Styles

An important part of your new school folder design is the shape, size and position of the printed pocket. We have many standard pocket options or can design a bespoke pocket to suit your requirements.

Image boy with school exercise book and school folder with prospectus and postcards

We have 2 main pocket options for your school folder - which are glued pockets or interlocking pockets.

Glued pocket folders are printed, laminated, folded and the pocket is glued in position and are ready to use.  The folders arrive in cardboard boxes for storing.

Interlocking folders are printed, laminated and then are die cut to shape - with all fold lines scored ready for creasing.  The folders arrive flat in a packet which require less storage.

We have shown a set of 9 school folder options - however we can design a bespoke folder shape if required.  Option 9 shows a welcome pocket - this can be designed to a different message - or logo shape.


With most folder designs we can add a spine or capacity to the pocket which allows the user to add more sheets of paper.  We have listed below more information on this type of school folder.

school folder with interlocking pockets - flat design full colour bespoke

Standard school folder templates

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Cover lamination options


School Folder Lamination

The outer cover of your school folder or school prospectus brochure gives a great first impression of your school. We offer a number of lamination and varnish options to make any printed item stand out from the crowd.

school colour print safety sign bespoke exterior school sign

Adding a lamination to the outer cover of any printed item, not only looks great but it can ensure the book can be in the best condition for longer. A laminated cover whether it be a gloss lamination or matt lamination will thicken the cover, protecting the spine and the corners of the cover. 

We have shown 3 different printed covers in the samples to the left.  The first sample shows a gloss laminated cover - which gives a thicker, shinier cover which can be wiped clean.  The second sample shows a matt laminated cover which is softer to touch and has a mat sheen, while protecting the cover.  Lastly we have shown a matt laminated cover with a spot UV gloss varnish - we are able to select some design elements - possibly photographs and a school logo and apply a gloss effect which makes these items stand out from the cover.

Whichever lamination you choose - the covers will be protected further and the covers will look great.


School Folder Spine Options

Your school folder can have a thicker spine to allow for many more pages and documents to be included within the printed folder.

school boy showing school folders and prospectus brochures with pull up banner and drinks bottle

When designing you school folder we can add extra thickness to the spine and pocket - typically 5mm, 7mm or 10mm. This will create a small box type effect in the pocket allowing many more pages to be added to the folder when sending to parents.  A standard folder will not have a spine included and is a straight scored fold - these can usually hold unto 15 A4 pages quite comfortably - any more pages may make the folder lose shape on the corners due to the extra thickness held in the pocket.  We can advise you when creating the designs of the best options.

school folder with large spine capacity 5mm 7mm 10mm spine extra pages

Unveiling Excellence: The Significance of Printing Prospectus Folders for Schools

In the dynamic landscape of education, where the first impression matters significantly, schools are increasingly turning to a timeless tool - the prospectus folder - to tell their story. These folders serve as the physical embodiment of an institution's values, achievements, and unique offerings. In this blog post, we delve into the multifaceted importance of printing prospectus folders for schools and how they play a pivotal role in shaping perceptions, engaging stakeholders, and fostering a sense of community.

1. Crafting a Visual Identity:

Prospectus folders act as visual ambassadors for a school, introducing prospective students and their families to the institution's ethos and atmosphere. The careful selection of colors, design elements, and images within the prospectus folder contributes to crafting a compelling visual identity. From the school logo to vibrant snapshots of campus life, every detail communicates a narrative that resonates with the school's values and aspirations.

2. Showcasing Academic Excellence:

At the heart of every school is its commitment to academic excellence. A well-designed prospectus folder becomes a canvas to showcase the school's curriculum, faculty credentials, and unique academic programs. By presenting these elements in a visually appealing manner, schools can communicate not just information but also a commitment to providing a high-quality education that prepares students for a bright future.

3. Highlighting Extracurricular Offerings:

Education is not solely confined to textbooks, and prospectus folders provide the ideal space to highlight a school's rich tapestry of extracurricular activities. Whether it's sports, arts, music, or community service, these folders can feature vibrant images and captivating narratives that demonstrate the holistic development opportunities the school offers. This holistic view can be a deciding factor for parents seeking a well-rounded education for their children.

4. Engaging Prospective Families:

The decision-making process for choosing a school is a journey for prospective families. A well-crafted prospectus folder serves as a companion on this journey, offering insights into the school's culture, values, and the overall educational experience it provides. Including personal stories, testimonials, and quotes from current students or alumni adds a human touch, creating an emotional connection with the reader and making the school more relatable.

5. Providing Practical Information:

While aesthetics are crucial, prospectus folders also play a practical role in providing essential information. Details about admission procedures, fees, academic calendars, and contact information should be presented clearly and comprehensively. A well-organized and informative prospectus folder reflects the school's professionalism and commitment to transparent communication.

6. Strengthening Brand Image:

A school's brand is more than just a logo; it encompasses the entire experience and perception associated with the institution. Prospectus folders contribute significantly to building and strengthening this brand image. When aligned with the school's overall branding strategy, these folders become consistent touchpoints that reinforce the institution's values and messaging.

7. Fostering a Sense of Pride:

Beyond serving external audiences, prospectus folders contribute to the internal pride and morale of the school community. Students, teachers, and staff members feel a sense of accomplishment and belonging when they see their achievements, photos, and contributions featured prominently. This internal pride contributes to a positive school culture and motivates everyone to continue striving for excellence.

8. Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Printing:

In an era where environmental consciousness is on the rise, schools can further enhance their image by opting for sustainable and eco-friendly printing practices for prospectus folders. Choosing recycled materials, using eco-friendly inks, and promoting responsible printing practices align with the values of many modern families and contribute to a positive perception of the school.


In the competitive landscape of education, where schools vie for the attention and trust of discerning parents and students, the prospectus folder emerges as a crucial tool. Its impact goes beyond being a mere informational document; it is a storyteller, a brand builder, and a connector. When thoughtfully designed and printed, prospectus folders become gateways that invite prospective families to embark on a journey of discovery, engagement, and, ultimately, educational excellence. So, as schools plan for the future, investing in the creation of compelling prospectus folders is an investment not just in printing, but in the very essence of their identity and mission.


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