Prizewinning logo unveiled for Abbeygate Sixth Form College, in Bury St Edmunds


A new brand for the forthcoming Abbeygate Sixth Form College has been unveiled and the winning students who helped design it have been awarded prizes.

The exciting new logo ended up being a combination of three different designs after the standard of entries was of such high quality. The logo was revealed at West Suffolk College and shows a traditional motif reflecting the Abbey Gate paired with contemporary colours and typeface.

Abbeygate Sixth Form College is part of the Suffolk Academies Trust and CEO of the trust Dr Nikos Savaas said the quality of the designs was: “Absolutely fantastic, the judges were astounded by the high quality”.

The competition was open to the project’s founder schools; King Edward V1, Newmarket Academy, Stour Valley, Sybil Andrews and students from One and West Suffolk College who are SAT partners.

Lois Bridges, 19, from One, Callum McGuiness, 17, from West Suffolk College and a team from Stour Valley Community School that included Matthew Strellis, Jamie Warbis-Rodda, Jacob Roper and Sofia Ilczenko, who are all 14, entered the three winning designs that were incorporated into the winning logo by Trebuchet Design Agency in Ipswich.

Each team was presented with their £200 cash prize and Callum was awarded an internship by the sponsor agency Trebuchet.

West Suffolk College’s head of marketing and communications, Yasmin Jeffery, said the brand: “Captures the ambitions of the new school to be traditional in its pursuit of academic excellence, but reflective of the teaching vision, modern new building and the breadth of curriculum that will be on offer.”

Run by Suffolk Academies Trust, Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds will be opened in September 2019 to 700 students and rise to 1,700 by its fifth year.  Building on the new site is to begin this year, with recruitment for the new principal already underway.

The sixth form will offer in the region of 40 A-Levels plus a number of enrichment and extra-curricular activities and partnerships with business and industry.

It was a culmination of three entries after the standard was so high. Winners are from Stour Valley School, Suffolk One and West Suffolk College. One student was also given an internship with Trebuchet Design Agency.

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