Lockers are essential in educational establishments as they
allow for the tidy, safekeeping of students' belongings. Students can store
their bags and other possessions away, rather than carry them around during the
day. Gone are the days when school lockers pretty much looked the same. Today,
there are numerous choices of design, style, size, colour, and so on. Some
considerations when you are choosing lockers for school are below:
Everyone is ultimately looking for a return on investment
(ROI) when making any purchase of furniture including any school storage. So, the longevity of your new school locker
should be your number one priority.
A school locker can be made out of several materials,
Metal is the traditional choice for school lockers. It's
cost-effective and comes in a range of sizes and color options.
Plastic is waterproof/water-resistant, ideal for outdoor or
Wood provides warmth and style.
Laminate offers resistance against scratches and unwanted
graffiti. It's also easy to clean and withstand wear and tear.
Each material has its different advantages, so it is best to
research your requirements well before making a long-term investment.
What volume of locker space will your students need to store
their belongings? How many doors do you want the lockers to have? School
lockers come in differing sizes, so for daycare or primary schools where children
need to store a backpack with a few books, cube or low lockers are the ideal
size. Higher lockers are more suitable for secondary schools, offering lots of
vertical space without taking up so much floor space. Be sure to factor in
height restrictions in the room.
Flat tops offer extra storage space for non-valuable
belonging. On the other hand, sloping tops restrict storing items on top of the
locker, thus presenting a cleaner and more aesthetic appearance.
You can opt for a single door locker or a multi-door one,
depending on the overall needs of the students. If your students don't need all
the vertical storage space of a high locker, primary school lockers split into
multiple compartments for each student might suit.
Nowadays, students bring valuable and expensive items to
schools, such as laptops, phones, and clothing. While the responsibility of
keeping them safe usually lies with the students, schools can help prevent
theft and vandalism. The most important part of securing a school locker is the
lock. Here are the three common locking options:
Cam lock: Students are given a small key
Hasp lock: A padlock is required here, giving students the
option to buy their own
Combination lock: This keyless system requires users to
enter a predetermined code to access their locker. It allows for easy
combination changes for new students.
Having high quality school lockers with an
aesthetically-pleasing appearance helps your school look more modern and clean.
The good news is that lockers come in a range of designs, styles, and colours.
Blue and silver-grey are common colours but, in a school environment, often
more vibrant colours can bring an uplift to the room. That will help brighten
up the space and create a livelier and more welcoming atmosphere.
At UK Educational Furniture, we offer school lockers in
various configurations, colours, locking mechanisms, designs, and materials.
Whether you want a few lockers for a classroom or hallways lined with nesting
school lockers, we can help you find the right one(s) for your students and
space needs. Get in touch with us today for more information or to place an