Using film to bring schools’ online open events to life

Praise for CPL’s first promotional film for a school has encouraged us to extend our video offer to other schools in our region.

CPL’s in-house team created a film that was used as a key part of last month’s online parents’ open evening for Sybil Andrews Academy, near Bury St Edmunds.

Nick Froy, executive headteacher at Sybil Andrews, said: “I was really impressed by CPL from start to finish. Their preparations beforehand and organisation on the filming days were highly professional and they did an excellent job in getting the best out of the students and the staff. This was demonstrated in the final cut which we all felt was fantastic.”

The film captures the ethos, spirit and culture of the school, as well as its excellent modern facilities.

Will Mott, who heads up CPL’s video team, said: “It was great to work with the students and staff at Sybil Andrews Academy to put together this film – and we’re very pleased with the final result.

“Current restrictions mean many schools’ open events will be switching to an online format for a good while yet. While nothing beats actually visiting in person, films are an excellent way to demonstrate the feel and personality of a school – and that’s what our team have done for Sybil Andrews.

“Once you have created the film, you have an asset that you can use throughout the academic year, including emailing a link to prospective parents, hosting on your website and YouTube – and promoting across social media.”

Watch more CPL films here and to find out more about our schools’ filming offer, please contact Will at or Lucy Oakshott at

I was really impressed by CPL. They did an excellent job in getting the best out of the students and staff

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