School Classroom Partitions

Using Space Efficiently in Educational Buildings

Movable Walls and Folding Partitions for Schools, Nurseries and Colleges

Many educational establishments face problems with lack of useable space for the increasing range of activities undertaken by pupils and staff.

The ability to use space flexibly for a number of different purposes is a great benefit and can be achieved by installing a movable wall or folding partition.

Our partition systems can be used to provide additional flexibility across a number of different areas within your college or school including:

  • large sports halls or canteens to enable multiple events to be held simultaneously, or tailored for other activities such as assemblies, meetings or examinations
  • Classroom partitions enabling the teacher to divide the room for individual study spaces or to help facilitate smaller group activities
  • Cupboards or store areas
  • Stages

Nurseries and pre-schools often operate from a large single space. A folding partition can be the perfect solution to enable the space to be used for multiple purposes, whether creating a separate dining space or dedicated quiet area and then opened up as needed for play activities. Our concertina partition doors are a cost effective way of quickly dividing an area for multiple uses. As such fabric partition systems are widely used in educational establishments. There are many benefits of using movable walls in an education setting. You can read more about them here.

With different levels of acoustic performance on offer, a wide range of finishes available including bespoke images such as maps or vision panels and a multitude of stacking positions a system can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Whatever your requirement our experienced team can help you select the most suitable partition solution for your school, college or nursery. Call them today on 01373 454577 for free advice and a no obligation survey.

Helping you with your Health & Safety Obligations

Having designed, built and installed numerous partition systems for schools and nurseries we understand the importance of your Health & Safety obligations and making sure that the product meets the requirements laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.

Using Building Additions for your movable wall or folding classroom partition ensures you meet all of the criteria detailed within the Governments Guide to Partitions in Schools.

What’s more, we know that some of the more technical requirements can be difficult to understand so we take care of everything for you from product selection, system design through to full installation.

As the manufacturer of the partitions we install, we can take care of all stages of the process making it easier for you to manage and more cost effective as you don’t need to hire separate architects or contractors.

In addition, we provide a full years guarantee on all of our products and include regular maintenance inspections as part of our after care service so you can be assured you are meeting all of your Health & Safety obligations at the time of installation and beyond.

Why use Building Additions for your School or Nursery Partition?

  • Experience in working with educational organisations (see case studies)
  • Seamless process with 1 company from initial enquiry to full installation
  • Products meet the Department of Education & Skills requirements
  • 1 Year Guarantee on all products
  • Maintenance Service for ongoing peace of mind

For more information about our partition systems for schools, nurseries and colleges look at our Q&A’s or contact our team for an initial discussion on 01373 454577.

Education & Schools FAQs

What partition product is most suitable for use in our school?

It very much depends on your exact requirements including the acoustic performance you are looking for, whether the room will support a top hung system and your budget. We are happy to make a no obligation site visit to discuss your specific requirements in more detail. Call our team on 01373 454577 to arrange a convenient appointment.

What partition product is most suitable for use in our nursery or school?

It very much depends on your exact requirements however, many nurseries find that a concertina fabric partition gives them a cost effective and practical solution which is easily operated as well as being easy to clean and maintain.

Do I need to use an architect or sort out a building contractor?

No, we provide a full service covering site survey, design, build and installation of your partition so you do not need to employ any additional companies.

We have strict Health & Safety obligations to follow can you help us with this?

Yes, we have worked with many schools, colleges and nurseries and understand the health and safety obligations you have to meet. All of our products comply with the Department of Education and Skills Guidelines for Partitions in Schools which you can download here.

We also include regular maintenance as part of our after care service to ensure you continue to meet your Health & Safety obligations. Contact us on 01373 454577 to arrange an inspection or find out more.

What are moveable walls for schools?

School partitions are dividers that can be used to create separate spaces within a classroom or other school environment. They are available in a variety of materials, sizes, and configurations to meet the specific needs of each school.

What are the benefits of using partitions in schools?

School partitions offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Increased flexibility: Partitions can be used to create temporary or permanent walls, which can be helpful for dividing large classrooms into smaller spaces, creating breakout rooms, or providing quiet areas for individual work.
  • Improved acoustics: Some partitions are designed to absorb sound, which can help to reduce noise levels in classrooms and create a more conducive learning environment.
  • Enhanced privacy: Partitions can provide privacy for students and teachers, which can be helpful for individual testing, counselling sessions, or other activities that require confidentiality.
  • Visual interest: Partitions can be used to add colour and visual interest to classrooms, which can help to create a more stimulating and engaging learning environment.

What are the different types of school partitions and movable walls?

There are many different types of school partitions available, including:

  • Portable room dividers: These are freestanding partitions that can be easily moved and rearranged. They are often made from fabric or vinyl and are available in a variety of colours and sizes.
  • Acoustic pods: These are small, enclosed spaces that can be used for individual work or group meetings. They are often made from sound-absorbing materials and can be equipped with ventilation and lighting.
  • Fabric screens: These are lightweight partitions that can be used to create temporary walls or dividers. They are often made from fabric and are available in a variety of colours and patterns.
  • Folding partitions: These are accordion-style partitions that can be folded up when not in use. They are a good option for creating temporary walls or dividing large spaces into smaller areas.
  • Glass partitions: These are transparent partitions that can be used to create separate spaces without blocking light. They are a good option for creating bright and airy learning environments.

What factors should I consider when choosing partitions or movable walls for my school?

When choosing school partitions, it is important to consider the following factors:

The size and layout of the space: You will need to choose partitions that are the right size for the space you are trying to divide. You will also need to consider the layout of the space and how the partitions will be used.

The needs of the users: Consider how the partitions will be used and who will be using them. For example, if the partitions will be used for individual work, you will need to choose partitions that provide privacy.

The budget: School partitions can range in price. It is important to set a budget before you start shopping so that you can narrow down your options.