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Folding Chairs & Stacking Chairs Buyers Guide


The suitability of a chair for school use depends on the type of activities taking place and the types of desks or work surfaces being used. Gopak provides a range of different school seating products to suit many different needs, including dining chairs, stools and benches. It is important that school seating is fit for purpose and pupils can sit comfortably through hours and hours of learning.

Whether it's for the school cafeteria or watching school sports, no school would be complete without stacking benches. Lightweight benches are the most versatile of school seating as they can be easily moved to transform the dining hall space into another use and Stacking Benches are ideal for seating a lot of pupils, particularly for outdoor events such as sports day.


Economical seating, Ideal for youth groups

The great thing about plastic folding chairs is that they take up an absolute minimum of storage space and are incredibly easy to transport, thanks to their lightweight. This makes them ideal for school seating. When not in use, the chairs fold up to a fraction of their normal size and can be easily loaded onto a storage trolley and transported around the school.
Steel folding chairs are also available in a variety of colours and designs, providing longer lasting school seating. Upholstered folding chairs are also available, to provide greater comfort, as well as large storage trolleys for moving a large amount of seating around the school in one go.


Stylish Design, Extremely Comfortable, Interlocks for storage

Plastic stacking chairs are also easy to store and about as reliable as you can ask a chair to be.  Due to the fact that there is no folding mechanism these chairs are incredibly robust and long-lasting, making them an ideal seating choice for schools.  They come in a variety of sizes and colours, suitable for every age group and are available upholstered.


Available in a great choice of colours

Depending on the type of desks you use, you may find that tall stools are the most appropriate seating.  This type of tall school seating works extremely well for Science and Technology classes, where you might prefer to use taller desks for safety reasons when seated at an Enviro project table. These stools are sturdy and reliable and will keep pupils comfortable with an accommodating leg rest.