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16 Feb 2024

Affordable Classroom Furniture Designed To Meet School Budget Requirements

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Affordable Classroom Furniture Designed To Meet School Budget Requirements
Early Years Furniture Designed by Pentagon Play

Pentagon Play have conducted a new survey amongst primary school teachers in the UK, aiming to discover teachers’ satisfaction levels with their teaching environment. In line with this, Pentagon Play have developed a classroom funiture range that meet the findings.

  • In 2019, a survey found that Primary School teachers spend an average of 22 hours per week in their classroom.
  • 50% of teachers surveyed asserted that they can only buy new classroom furniture when their funding allows.

Pentagon Play have conducted a new survey amongst primary school teachers in the UK, aiming to discover teachers’ satisfaction levels with their teaching environment.

Overall, they found that on a scale of 1-5, 47.35% of teachers rated their classroom an environment a 3 or below, despite it being the environment where they spend the majority of their working week.

44.4% of teachers rated it a 4 out of 5, where a small percentage of 8.3% rated their classroom environments a full 5 out of 5.

The findings were based on a survey of over 30 teachers, across 36 schools across the UK.

This survey reveals concerning information about the classroom environments where children spend 10% of their early life between the ages of 4-11, according to the Children’s University.

In another question, the study found that 86.3% of teachers agreed that they can afford their new classroom furniture through fundraising, grants, the Church and other donations.

2.8% teachers also admitted to using their own money to provide new classroom furniture.

Providing an engaging and interactive learning environment for children is essential in encouraging children to enjoy their time at school and develop a keen interest for learning.

In response to this, Pentagon Play have developed their Early Years Furniture Range. 

Starting from just £645, schools can create stunning and engaging multi-purpose learning environments within their classroom in just 6-8 weeks using Pentagon Play’s Online Shop!

Our Online Shop offers free delivery on all items, which are also all freestanding and entirely movable and the perfect solution for those looking for affordable learning and play resources for their school.

“The original thought process behind the indoor products was to focus on flexibility and storage,” explains Kieran Meehan, Product Designer and Project Lead.

“When we first spoke to schools about going into the indoor market, these were the two stand-out objectives that they wanted to achieve in their fit out. And since then, they have been the two main features that we’ve tried to implement into each of the products, especially the flexibility element.”

Our Stack and Sits were identified as a Notable Entry in the Creative Steps 'Creative Play Awards' as a Teaching Resources for 4-7 year olds. 

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