School toilets have long been a problem area. Frequently overlooked or pushed to the bottom of the priority list in favour of refurbishing more public spaces. Thankfully, due to modern ways of thinking – and a government initiative to promote open-plan facilities – things are improving. And the team at ONVO are here to help.

Why are school toilets important?

Everyone, regardless of age, deserves access to quality toilets. Appropriate provision not only improves hygiene levels – something particularly pertinent in light of the coronavirus pandemic – but the move to more open areas also helps to discourage anti-social behaviour and bullying.
Times have changed and washrooms now attract much more positive attention. They are finally recognised as playing a key role in the safety and enjoyment of children’s school experience and having an impact on the quality of their education.

All well and good, but how do you ensure your school achieves this? At ONVO we specialise in modular washroom fittings for educational settings and here we share with you some of the key elements all good school toilets should aim for…

5 features school toilets should boast

1. Privacy combined with safety

Students’ privacy is important but so too is their safety. So a washroom that doesn’t sacrifice one over the other is essential.

It’s for this reason that open plan designs have become the more favoured option by schools. By creating more communal and accessible areas, discreet supervision becomes a much easier task and prevents toilets from becoming hotspots for unacceptable behaviour.

2. Easy maintenance

Not only should toilets look good, they should also be easy to maintain. With our simple modular wash trough solutions cleaning is easy, faster and more efficient. Take for example our Latherwash range, which can be used with modular panels to conceal unsightly pipework, minimising the areas for dirt and germs to collect.

3. Attractive

Conjure up the image of traditional school toilets and we’ll doubt it’s a pretty sight. But things have moved on – and now there is simply no excuse for school toilets not to be every bit as impressive as the rest of the building.

We offer standard systems at bespoke lengths to ensure a perfect streamline fit along with many other choices to fully customise your design and ensure you obtain exactly the look you want to achieve.

4. Energy efficient

Taps left running, blocked sinks leading to floods and water damage – school toilets can easily waste resources. But this can be avoided. The simple introduction of wash trough sinks can dramatically reduce the risk of flooding,  or wash fountains with push operated or sensor taps for controlled water flow and temperature control.

5. Well stocked

Supplies of soap, paper towels and toilet roll should be well stocked. To ensure that the environment is well maintained, it’s important to schedule regular checks. To maximise time efficiency it’s worth considering the ONVO system which can feed up to four dispensers from one central container and the use of hand dryers.


Are your school toilets ready for 2021?

We’re now over a decade on from the launch of the government’s aim to revolutionise school toilets, so if you’re failing to tick off any of the features detailed in this checklist then now is the time to act.

By working with ONVO you are guaranteed quality and reliability. We understand how important it is to minimise disruption to daily school life. As such, all our products are designed and manufactured in the UK and we always provide reliable lead times so you know exactly what you’re dealing with and can keep to schedule.

Why not take a look at the products we have available or view our case studies to see for yourself just how we’ve helped to transform school toilets up and down the country?

Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss any of our products in more detail, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can complete our online form, email or call the team on 0161 302 5340.