Rectangle or Round Canteen Tables: Which is Best for Your School Dining Hall?

When it comes to equipping a school canteen, furniture choices can have a significant impact on the overall functionality and appeal of the space. For schools looking to optimise their canteen areas, Benchmark and Wall Pocket tables are a perfect choice. These tables have been designed to provide maximum utility in a multi-purpose space-saving design.

Rectangular canteen tables

If you’re running a larger educational establishment, it will be essential that you can seat as many students as possible to ensure everyone is fed within the allocated lunchtime. This is where rectangular canteen tables really shine, allowing you to set up more rows of tables and make use of all available space.

Our wall pocket tables for example can seat up to 80 children. They are available in sets of up to 4 tables and benches to suit the individual requirements of any dining hall.

One of the key advantages of Wall Pocket Tables is their space-saving design. These rectangular tables can be easily mounted on the wall when not in use, freeing up valuable floor space that would otherwise be taken up by bulky, traditional tables. This feature is particularly useful in school canteens, where space is often at a premium.

On the other hand, rectangular Wall Pocket tables are a unique design that can save a lot of space. As the name suggests, these tables have pockets/cases on the wall to which they can be attached when not in use. This means that they can be folded up and stored away when not needed, freeing up valuable floor space. They can be easily moved around to create different seating arrangements, depending on the needs of the canteen.

The benches can also be used independently from the tables making them the perfect choice if the dining hall is also being used for assemblies.

Benchmark tables are also a good option for making use of all available space, providing seating for up to 20 children that can be arranged in a variety of ways – especially useful for irregular-shaped rooms.

Round canteen tables

If you have a smaller number of students at your school or a larger dining space, round canteen tables are an excellent choice as they create a more relaxed environment that encourages social interaction. We recently discussed the importance of school lunchtimes and the benefits they offer to students including creating a more relaxed environment and improved behaviour during afternoon lesson.

Our range of Hallmark tables are available in round models as well as square, octagonal, and elliptical, so you can maintain the social element whilst opting for a different shape.

Hallmark tables are designed to be versatile and multi-purpose, making them ideal for use in a variety of settings. Additionally, Hallmark tables are made from high-quality materials that are durable and will withstand heavy usage for many years to come. The table tops can be customised with colours, textures, or graphics. The seating pads are also available in a variety of fun colours to brighten any space with wheelchair-accessible DDA-compliant models available.

So, which is best for your school dining hall?

In conclusion, both rectangular and round school canteen tables offer unique advantages that make them the perfect choice for your dining hall but ultimately, it depends on the space they are to be used in as well as the number of students to be seated, and whether the hall is to be used as a multi-functional space. So go ahead and explore the range of school dining tables available by viewing our brochure or call the team on 0330 030 0330 to discuss your individual requirements.