Soft Furnishings & Seating

Comfortable seating for communal areas

Marlborough College Common Room Seating
Marlborough College

Our range of furniture extends to seating including both chairs to be used in a classroom and seating for communal areas.

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Comfortable and vibrant spaces

The design process is led by our client’s specific requirements, from finish and colour through to materials.

With over 35 years of experience, we have an enviable wealth of knowledge in the Educational Furniture sector. This expertise has evolved to embrace all facets of the learning environment, including a specialised service in seating.

You can therefore be entirely confident that we can provide the exact solution for all your seating requirements. All upholstered chairs meet BS7176 CRIB 5 Medium Hazard usage.

A complete solution, from budget to architect/contract specification.

We found Witley Jones to have a friendly and flexible approach from start to finish. With regular and clear communication, we were involved and update at each stage to discuss ideas and changes. This has been a really positive experience working with Simon and the Witley Jones team.

Catherine McDougall, The Bewdley School

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Free Design Consultation

We offer a free, no obligation design and quote on all furniture enquiries.

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We can deliver a wide variety of projects in as little as 4 weeks.

5 Year Guarantee

5 Year Guarantee

All items of school furniture come with a 5 year, fair wear and tear guarantee.

Multi Purpose Classrooms

Adaptable, flexible seating should be easy to move around so a space can be reconfigured easily – allowing constant transformation to create the right setting for the task at hand.

When moving from group to individual work, chairs on castors can further enhance the adaptability of a space. Stackable seating allows a space to be cleared for entirely different activities.

Flexibility can allow everyone to adjust to find the right view of their peers, their teacher and other teaching aids located around the room.

Movement around classroom

Furniture and equipment can help to facilitate flexible interactions, allowing people to move around freely and direct their attention to wherever it is required. Clear sight lines and access to materials is also important, especially when students and teachers are no longer static throughout a lesson.

Communal Areas

Comfortable and well presented spaces either in reception, break out areas and sixth form common rooms can be created through soft furnishings and seating.

Incorporating quality seating and sofas in boarding houses helps to create a warm and homely environments for students.

Soft furnishings can be specified in materials and shapes according to the space and intended use. We can supply leather seating along with a wide variety of fabrics and colours.

Frequently asked questions about soft furnishings

Advice on selecting the type of seating depending on usage and location in school?

We offer an extensive range of soft furnishings for all areas of the schools from reception and waiting room furniture to soft furnishings for staff rooms and boarding and day house common rooms.

Our team will recommend different sorts of soft furnishings based on which area of your school they are intended for.

What is the life expectancy of the seating?

We understand that soft furnishings can get a hard life in school environments, especially in common room areas.

Our soft furnishing ranges are designed and manufactured with robustness in mind to stand up to the rigours of school life.

They have added support over ‘off the shelf’ sofas and as such we offer a 5 year fair wear and tear guarantee.

How do I select the appropriate materials based on intended use?

Witley Jones work with a large number of material suppliers in order to be able to offer our customers extensive options to cater for all requirements.

We are also happy to work with your preferred material supplier if you already have selected fabrics in keeping with your school or house colours.

These include a number of wipeable and antimicrobial fabrics for areas such as sports facilities and medical centres.

All fabrics supplied by Witley Jones adhere to BS7176 CRIB 5 medium hazard usage as a minimum. This is the minimum required fire rating for all upholstered furniture being put into school buildings.

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We offer a free no obligation survey, design and quotation service on all enquiries.