School Table & Chair Height Guide - BS EN 1729
Selecting your perfect school furniture
To take the head scratching out of your school furniture selection, the Boffins have put together a quick reference guide to make sure you get it right for your students every time. Match your classroom table and chair height according to age group in our grid below for a perfect ergonomic fit. If you are still unsure, pop us a message and we’ll do our best to help.
Does your school measure up?
If possible, measure the height from the floor to the back of the knee for each child. Match those measurements with the size mark guide above.
EN1729 Part 1 – Functional Dimensions Explained
British and European Standards for school chairs and tables (BS EN 1729 Part 1) ensures furniture is the recommended size, shape and design to encourage good posture and help to reduce the risks of RSI and back pain in school children.
Choosing EN1729 products offers peace of mind that your schools’ children are using education furniture that supports them well.
Getting it right for your pupils
If practical, measure the stature and popliteal height of each child. Match those measurements with the size mark guide above and below.
|3 - 4||4 - 6||6 - 8||8 - 11||11 - 14||14 - Adult|
|250 - 280||280 - 315||315 - 355||355 - 405||405 - 435||435 - 485|
|930 -1150||1080 - 1210||1190 - 1420||1330 - 1590||1460 - 1765||1590 - 1880|
BS EN 1729: Part 2 – Strength & Stability
By passing BSEN1729 Part 2 this indicates that the product has been tested to and meets the requirements of the standard for strength, stability and safety in demanding classroom environments.