What are the Benefits of Having Cloakrooms in School?

What are the Benefits of Having Cloakrooms in School? 7th of December 2022 Blog Contents 1. Added storage space 2. Implement furniture in your cloakroom 3. Customisable and a fun space In contrast to their size, students can bring many possessions with them to school which takes up a lot of space. Teachers need their…

What are the Benefits of Having Cloakrooms in School?

7th of December 2022

primary school cloakroom

Blog Contents

1. Added storage space 2. Implement furniture in your cloakroom 3. Customisable and a fun space

In contrast to their size, students can bring many possessions with them to school which takes up a lot of space. Teachers need their classrooms and hallways clear without coats and bags cluttering up space, for health and safety in case of an emergency such as a fire drill, as well as having a clean and tidy room for students to learn effectively. There are several storage solutions from Arkinstall that a school can install and utilise, and one of the most beneficial storage options for primary schools is a cloakroom.

Cloakrooms are nothing new. However, we understand the importance of making them the best cloakroom they can possibly be by adding benefits for the students and the teachers. Cloakrooms don’t just have to be a room for hanging coats and bags either – these areas can be used for a host of storage options. Let’s look at the many benefits of having cloakrooms in schools.

1. Added storage space

A tidy place for students to learn is essential for their well-being and education, as a messy environment can drastically impact the way that they intake knowledge and how the teachers interact with them. One of the main benefits of having a cloakroom in schools is adding extra storage space to help unclutter a classroom. This new space can house students’ belongings including their coats, bags, shoes, and more, instead of having them in the classroom. This enables more space for educational purposes such as a book corner, or an interactive learning space.

2. Implement furniture in your cloakroom

Your cloakroom doesn’t have to be a room with some extra coat hangers, when in fact it can have a whole stock of bespoke furniture and fittings to minimise clutter and to safely hold the students’ belongings.

The choices are entirely down to you and what you think would work best for your students – perhaps you require several coat hooks which can be wall-mounted and then a separate unit for storing the students’ bags. Students won’t have to worry about their possessions getting lost or accidentally taken home by another student, as you could have secure lockers installed in the cloakroom with the student’s names on each, leaving no room for confusion.

Other fittings and furniture that could be implemented in a cloakroom include:

Benches
Shoe caddies
Lunchbox trolleys
Coat stands
Cloakroom units

3. Customisable and a fun space

With a wide variety of furniture and fittings that you can install in a cloakroom, the design and the layout can be entirely customisable, and a benefit of a cloakroom is to get the students involved in the design too. You can easily maximise the cloakroom by using bright colours which can help make the space feel bigger, as well as create a more positive environment for students to interact in. Why not get the students to design some wall art to stick up? Each student could also have a designated locker, and a section on a lunchbox trolley, for example, so they’ll know where their belongings are every single day.

Cloakroom solutions at Arkinstall

Arkinstall’s bespoke cloakrooms and cloakroom furniture are designed to increase space and improve learning efficiency across primary, secondary, and further education institutions. We supply a host of school cloakroom fittings to suit your storage and budgetary requirements. Implement a wide range of furniture including bag storage units, coat hooks, shoe caddies, and more – suitable for any sized cloakroom.

Arkinstall has been supplying bespoke specialist storage systems since the 1950s across several sectors including education, retail, leisure, and emergency services. If you are searching for design or installation services, contact us on 0121 522 0500 or email us at hello@arkinstall.co.uk.

 

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