What is the simplest way of ensuring that school pupils and students keep their property secure and safe?

Curiously, security is not just an issue of having an environment that is secure.  It is also a question of looks.

For if young people are offered a location in which to store their books, equipment, and personal property, and that location itself looks rather worn and old, they will not be inclined to use it, no matter how secure it really is.

This of course applies to school lockers as much as to any other secure area.  But it raises a problem.  How can the school justify paying for a new set of lockers for pupils, students, and indeed staff when there are so many other demands on the school’s finances?

The answer, as many schools have now found, is simple.  One makes a completely new, modern, and thoroughly secure set of lockers available to parents and their children for a modest termly rental charge.  This provides safe storage for everyone, and the rental income from the parents pays for the lockers.

To give an example of the costs, a set of 200 lockers complete with personal tamper-proof locks will cost the school £10000, and can be rented to parents for £0.40 per week, thus covering the cost of purchasing the lockers in just two to five years dependent on the terms of the lease.  Once paid for the lockers provide a valuable source of income.

All lockers come with a ten year guarantee excluding the locks. A maintenance contract can also be built into the purchase plan.

For the locks you have the choice of key lock, padlock or combination code lock.

Now, of course, some will say that youngsters will simply lose their keys or forget their codes, but if this is your concern, the combination locks can be opened by a master key and then be reset.

Pupils and students who forget their code more than once can be charged a small fee for looking the code up thus recovering the cost of the administrator’s time.

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