- 25th Apr 2023
How Educational Facilities Help Independent Schools Attract & Retain Students
Independent schools need to perform a careful balancing act between attracting new students to their school and retaining those students until the end of their educational career. While there are many factors that can influence a young person’s decision to stay on at the school, studies have shown that the facilities available at the school play a key role in such a decision. Many school bursars and head teachers are realising the importance of high-quality interior design for educational facilities and how it can impact on both student attraction and retention levels.
In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the benefits of school remodelling to improve the on-site facilities and how you can get the best return on your investment.
Investing in your future
Here at Westcountry Group, we understand that a full school remodelling or refurbishment requires a significant outlay in terms of school funds and that no school’s resources are without limits. Such an outlay should be looked at in terms of its long-term benefits and the impact it has on your school’s reputation should not be underestimated. Cutting-edge educational facilities are a major pull factor for students and parents alike and are one of the first things they see at open evenings. They demonstrate that your school or college puts the education of its students as its top priority and equips them with the tools, equipment, and support they need to flourish academically.
The right partnership
For our part, we are committed to delivering an interior design service that is both cost-effective and intended to last. Our skilled team of designers works closely with you to create compelling spaces for staff and students alike – educational areas that help to stimulate personal growth, promote critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning. All our designs are unique, carefully tailored to meet the desired aesthetic of the school as well as its ethos. Whether you favour ultra-modern design or a more traditionalist approach, our designers will come up with something practical and visually appealing to maximise engagement with new and existing students.
Fixtures and fittings
School facilities are about more than having the latest equipment in the computer lab or musical instruments available for all. The day-to-day fixtures such as classroom furniture and the interior design and decoration play a major part in student growth and interaction. Something as simple as choosing the right tables and chairs, or the most suitable lighting arrangements can have a profound impact on a school’s interior. We pride ourselves on supplying and installing the very best classroom and school furniture from some of the industry’s best-respected manufacturers, creating compelling learning spaces that help to nurture intellectual curiosity throughout a child’s lifetime.
If your school needs someone who can deliver interior design for educational facilities to the highest possible standard, you have come to the right place. Call Westcountry Group today on 0330 030 0330 to discuss your requirements and see what we can do for you.