Capricorn is a leading supplier of window blinds to the education sector and install hundreds of blinds each year in schools, nurseries, colleges and universities across the UK.
We have developed a solid understanding of this sector and the importance of safe, durable and cost-effective products to enable staff to continue their work and student to be taught in a comfortable learning environment. We can even provide window blinds printed with your school's emblem and colours or even educational designs of your choice that can be used as part of lessons.
Any window blind fabric selected for schools or commercial propreties must be fire retardant. All of our window blinds and curtains fabrics are fire retardant in accordance with BS5867 and are installed to child safety standard BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014. We also provide crank operation, side guide wires and automated shading systems without any cords or chain for added peace of mind.
When choosing the right window blind and fabric for a classroom environment, it is important to consider what the room is used for. For instance, if the room is used for IT lessons, choosing a roller blind with a screen fabric will reduce the amount of glare on the screens, while still allowing natural light to enter the room to aid with well-being and concentration. For an auditorium or lecture hall where presentations will be taking place, a blackout blind would be most suitable to ensure no glare will disrupt the lesson when in use.
Students progressed 15% faster in maths and 23% faster in reading when in classrooms with the most daylight compared to students in classrooms with the least amount of natural light according to research on the relationship between daylight and human performance. Cooler classrooms were also found to be better for students' concentration while warmer rooms resulted in reduced attention spans. Efficient shading systems can reduce the need of artificial lighting and air conditioning systems to keep the indoor temperature at a comfortable level.
You can read more about the study here.
No matter the shading requirements, you can be confident that Capricorn will guide you through the most suitable shading options so together we can find you the ideal solution that will help contribute towards a stimulating learning environment for both teachers and students.
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The Capricorn Standard
With Capricorn you will receive a personalised, professional service from start to finish from our experienced team. And what's more, our CRB checked installation team can offer flexible installation arrangements outside of normal school hours.
Tailor-made shading solutions for schools, colleges and nurseries
Guidance and advice on best options for your facility
Extensive choice of fabrics to suit your requirements, including the innovative Pollergen™ fabric range that offers helpful relief against hayfever
Custom print your blinds with your school's colour and emblem
Flexible fitting times around school hours
Maintenance packages available
Speak with us about the shading requirements for your school. We will complete an assessment of the windows and classrooms to provide a custom solution that will contribute towards a comfortable learning environment for students and staff alike.
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