Reception Areas- The Top 5 Considerations

Your school reception is where visitors, new staff, prospective students and parents see the inside of your school for the first time. Read on for the top 5 things you should consider when planning your Reception area:

1. First Impressions Count

Whether you are looking for a grand entrance hall or a friendly welcome in more modern styles, our school reception area design service will help you achieve what is best for your school. We’re here to assist you through the whole design journey from collaboration with your senior leaders and reception team, to choosing the right reception desk system and ensuring your staff have ample space to work, plus every other part of the design and fit process. Taking a design-led approach to your school reception area refurbishment project will help you create that stunning first impression – for your students, prospective and current parents and staff alike.

2. User Centred Design Approach

Often it’s necessary for the school administration offices to be located close to your school reception area. We’ll work with your team to space plan the environment, making sure it truly works for you. Our user-centred design approach will take into account the needs of your admin team. Your reception area should be fully functional for your staff with everything within reach, set in a calm environment that welcomes all visitors, young and old. Give your staff an area to be proud of that works for them on every level.

3. Make Your Visitors Comfortable And Welcome

School reception area waiting spaces are a reflection of your school brand. It’s here that visitors to your school will settle once they’ve arrived, and take account of their surroundings. We’ll work with you to create waiting areas for visitors, either situated within the main reception area, or in an adjacent room. We’ll help you match furniture and décor to the style and character of your building, to portray a memorable and welcoming first impression. Whatever colours or fabrics you prefer, we can make your image really stand out with a bespoke style for your school.

4. Smart, Discreet Reception Storage

We specialise in storage that looks good but performs even better. We manufacture storage to suit your unique requirements. Our in-house furniture manufacturing facility lets us create a furniture solution that will meet your specific needs, as well as being durable and discreet. You can choose from a range of finishes and colours, selecting storage and furniture styles that will complement your building and preferred school colours. Keep your reception paperwork tidy but fully accessible at all times to make the area functional, clean, organised – and only showing what you want to be on display.

5. Events, Weddings And More

Your school reception area is often more than just that. Many schools now use their buildings and grounds for weddings, special events or other purposes, including in photo shoots for prospectuses, etc. Does your reception have a stunning design that invites professional perusal – for example with an eye-catching backdrop or windows with views that fully show off your grounds? Whether your reception space is situated in a listed building or a new block, needs a refresh or a complete design and fit out or simply new colours and fabrics, our specialist design team will bridge the gap between the architecture of your space and everyone who uses your reception area to make it the stunning entrance to your school you can be proud of.

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