Imagine the whole school

Imagine a whole school picture… without the hassle of getting everyone together.

In recent years, the whole school picture has, sadly, become a bit of a thing of the past. 

Whereas it used to be customary for an image of the whole school to be taken every few years and then hung in the school hall or in the reception area, for many schools today the production of such a picture is seen as too much of a problem or too expensive.

And this is a shame, not least because a series of whole school photos taken over many years will invariably have a huge impact on visitors to the school.  For such photographs impart a sense of continuity, permanence, and style.

And today it is a fact that the taking of a whole school photograph is easier and a lot less expensive than it has ever been.

Furthermore, and quite amazingly, there is no need for a complicated rig to be set up for everyone to sit or stand on together.  Nor does there need to be any great disruption to the school timetable as there is no longer any need to get everyone together at the same time. 

Now I can understand that this might seem impossible – to have a full school picture taken without all the disruption, setting up the rig, and gathering everyone together.  But indeed, it can be done.

What’s more, the whole production is now less expensive than ever before because of the new techniques involved.

To see an example of a whole school photograph shot in this individual way please click here.  Alternatively, if you would like to talk about this process or make a booking, please:

  • Phone 01202 692433
  • Email
  • Or write to Mr R. L Fraser, Managing Director, Fraser Portraits Ltd, 206 The Broadway, Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8DP

Roy Fraser

“Have we got enough exam desks?”

What can you do if you suddenly find that you’re short of exam desks with only a few days to go before the exams start?

Exams usually come round just twice a year and it’s perhaps easy to forget that there may not have been quite enough desks to go around last time……

So what can you do if you suddenly find you need exam desks in a hurry?

Central Educational Supplies have been supplying folding, cantilever and “zimmer” style desks from 2001, with prices from only £ 14.95  ex vat, as well as transporters for folding desks. They can usually supply exam desks within a couple of days although it’s always easier if you give them a few days notice!

Central Educational Supplies Ltd.,  PO Box 999,  London E14 6SH

You can see the range of exam desks by visiting their website:

Tel:  020 7515 1797    Fax:  020 7515 4420


PS.  It may be helpful to have an extra supply of chairs available exclusively for exams so that lessons aren’t disrupted while exams are taking place. Folding chairs are particularly useful as they can be moved easily and stored in confined spaces. Details on the Central Educational Supplies website:

If you’d like more information about any of their products please call Martin Evans on 020-7515-1797.