October 5, 2015

What you need to know about leasing school furniture

Equipment leasing is an affordable way for schools to expand and improve their facilities, particularly where budgets are limited.

In the case of dining room furniture, for example, schools may find it difficult to immediately buy everything that is needed to accommodate an increase in numbers if there is an improved uptake of school dinners due to factors such as Universal Fr...

September 16, 2015

Thoughtfully designed classrooms that include flexible configurations, visual stimulation, and natural light are shown to increase both student performance and teacher retention. Expert construction means furniture that lasts, better student performance, higher teacher retention, and fewer replacements costs. Good design is smart investment.

Environment affects outcomes

In a pilot study by the University of Salford and architect...

August 13, 2015

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day, with the potential to impact pupil behaviour and their sense of well being immensely. Thus, providing a school dining environment that is pleasant and inclusive of all pupils can play a vital role in ensuring that the student population stays happy, calm and healthy.

What makes a good school dining experience?

We have blogged previously about the positive impact that a well-plann...

June 2, 2015

If you’ve been following our recent blog posts or have attended one of our acoustic workshops, you will be aware of the work we’ve been doing to help schools create effective and inclusive learning environments.  Whilst our expertise in acoustics and acoustic refurbishment underpin this work, we also believe it’s essential to understand what noise means to children.

We recently engaged children at a junior school...

May 12, 2015

As with many schools, the hall at Booker Avenue Infant School in Liverpool is a hive of activity.  It acts as a multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities, from assemblies and dining to physical activity and learning.

Over time it had become clear that poor acoustics in the school hall were having a negative impact on a number of pupils in terms of their comfort levels, behaviour and overall well-being.  A solution was...

April 21, 2015

Creating an inclusive environment in which children can learn effectively and feel comfortable throughout the day is a priority for all schools.

Seatable recently held a free workshop for schools and local authorities in the North West where professionals involved with improving health and education outcomes were invited to learn more about the impact of noise on children and how to improve the acoustics of the dining and learn...

October 27, 2014

The dining room is always evolving but now the pace has really picked up, with schools, colleges and Universities finding innovative new ways to transform their dining areas.  Where as ten years ago the idea of a forward-thinking school was one that had blue plastic seats on their fast food units instead of brown(!), now schools are really starting to think outside the box.

The revolution began in the 2000’s, with bistro d...

August 6, 2014

The importance of acoustics in school building design is well documented, with a recent study by The University of Salford revealing that classroom acoustics, amongst other factors, can affect pupil’s progress by as much as 25% a year*.  The school dining room, however, is often overlooked, although acoustics here are equally important to pupils’ wellbeing and their ability to learn.

Why is school dining important?

Lunchtime is...

July 15, 2014

School dining is about to undergo a radical overhaul, with the introduction of free school meals for all infant pupils in the UK from September 2014.  With uptake of school meals likely to increase, your existing dining area may no longer be fit for purpose if it cannot comfortably accommodate additional diners.

Space planning for school dining rooms

For many schools, building an extended dining room is simply not an option due...

September 2, 2013

Seatable are proud to announce that Sales Director, Tony Potter has been appointed to the LACA North West Committee.

LACA is a UK professional body offering membership, awards, newsletters, meetings, social events, and a platform to influence Government policy.

Tony said, “it’s great to be part of LACA and to fully understand what the catering marketplace needs as a supplier is invaluable and helps refine our offering at Se...

August 30, 2013

Seatable continued their support for The Entice Project through 2013.

Members of staff attend