There is no set rule for boarding school furniture. Each school will have their own beliefs, pupils, buildings, the need is to furnish to your ethos.
The right boarding school furniture will support the character and reinforce the values of the school. A source of reassurance, of belonging, which helps pupils fit with the way you wish to see them approach life as a boarder.
An educational designer’s task is always to create an encouraging environment, and furniture plays a vital role. In boarding facilities, the furniture should meet every practical requirement while supporting the space to create the spirit of home.
Space To Thrive
The Education (School Premises) Regulations and The Children Act set out boarding requirements – however, our clients choices for boarding school furniture go beyond safeguarding and welfare, as important as they are.
Privacy and dignity matter at all ages, as do sound options for recreation, study, personal care and social interaction. They can be built into a family model with small units, or more communal living.
Durable furniture construction is sensible in a school but cost and durability does not preclude colour, style, imagination. The ability for a variety of ages to feel they are in a good place.
Today’s parents also seek high standards of accommodation and boarding schools may let accommodation out of term. Institutional premises will satisfy few needs, when far more can be achieved.
The example you see is welcoming, wall mounted and floor standing units may fit for you. Higher storage beds with drawers, cupboards, or shelving built in can be equally useful and an efficient use of floor space.
We offer an infinite range of boarding school furniture. Although we have arrangements in place with leading suppliers, there is no tie in and our designers work with you to find the best furniture to suit your exact needs – or even design bespoke items from our skilled network.
Free Design Consultation
Listening to your views and understanding your space is our first task. This extends beyond furniture. Boarding school facilities need well planned lighting, power, controllable IT facilities and acoustics. Whether you need one desk or one hundred, our design team will work with you to maximise space and enhance the learning environment.
Practical aspects such as good access and fire safety also matter, or a solution for medical rooms. Each is considered, down to the finish on individual surfaces, for enjoyment and maintenance.
Specialist Boarding School Furniture Service
Our staff and installation teams are experienced in working within the boarding school environment.
We can manage a project, or work alongside architects, or other contractors. Offering strategic support, high quality workmanship and design input, or advice.
The social space you see above would be appreciated at the right age, perhaps a different approach to furnishing for young boarders. Both may of course need to coexist in the same building, or a wide variety of pupil needs be met.
Children attend boarding school for many reasons, educational continuity, family circumstances, or tradition, a special talent, pupils from overseas. We want them all to feel at home.
Helping you choose boarding school furniture holds responsibility and pleasure, and we are happy to help. If we can help with outline planning, or small detail, please get in touch at any time.