The colourful world of Sheffield High School for Girls

Sheffield High School for Girls is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, a unique family of 23 independent schools and two academies located across the UK. It has chosen APMG to provide a library, classrooms, laboratories and teaching walls for its students and staff since 2006. Its latest remit gave our designers the chance to create the most colourful project yet – vibrant, practical school storage lockers for its pupils.

APMG was tasked with the design, manufacture and installation of school storage lockers which are not only attractive but can withstand the level of wear handed out by busy, lively students. The units also needed to be installed sensitively into the intricate corners of a historic building.

Our designers and installation team love a challenge and have created school storage that is vibrant, functional and hardwearing. It has been precisely manufactured and then fitted so perfectly into the intricate moulding it’s difficult to tell if the panel has been cut to fit or the coving removed. We always respect our clients’ premises – it’s the panel that has been crafted to slot so neatly against the ceiling.

Sheffield Girls’ is the top-performing school in Yorkshire in terms of GCSE and A Level results. It has 975 pupils aged between three to eighteen and maintains a strong focus on providing an environment which encourages girls to thrive both academically and personally.

The school has embraced the concept of teaching walls, designed to offer a fresh and effective learning and teaching experience. The walls feature screens and/or interactive white boards with sliding doors finished in whiteboard laminate. The remainder of the wall is filled with storage, keeping equipment close to hand and neatly out of sight.

The sturdy labs APMG made and fitted have withstood academic life without problem. They are still looking great and fully fit for purpose having seen several school years successfully undertake the science curriculum.

These colourful school storage lockers were completed on time, to budget and to brief, maintaining APMG’s strong professional relationship with the school.

The result: A bright, practical, design-led storage system that both staff and students love…and when our clients are happy, we’re happy too. Why not ask us how we can add colour to your project?

Teaching wall with screen, storage and sliding doors
Teaching wall with screen and sliding doors

What our client had to say about the project…

“These storage units are not only useful, they just make everyone smile. Our experience of APMG’s school furniture is that it’s strong, hardwearing and stands the test of time. It looks good too. We’ve worked with them for over ten years now and during this time we’ve been happy with each project they’ve undertaken.”

Iain Kane, Director of Finance and Operations

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