The traditional school desk with a lift top lid is a classic design which has stood the test of time. Aimed predominantly at infant and preschool kids aged 3 to 7, they’re an ideal first desk. And, although sharing the same inspiration, there are a few alternative designs to choose from.
Premier Housewares Childrens Desk and Stool Set – this basic design has a flip top lid, concealing a large storage area, and a matching bench. This desk also comes in a choice of colours: natural, white, pink and blue. W55 x D49 x H57 cm. Bench height 30 cm. £36.68 – £47.33 from amazon.co.uk
Toys R Us School Desk – made from solid rubberwood (an eco-friendly plantation hardwood from the region of southeast Asia) this desk and chair set conforms to the original school desk design with a lifting lid and storage compartment. The desk is 59 cm high x 39.5 cm wide. Cost £69.99 from toysrus.co.uk
Pintoy Desk – also made from rubberwood but the desktop is less slanted than the one above. There is also a slight indent tray at the top for storing pencils. 55 cm high x 60 cm wide. £110.99 from amazon.co.uk
Saplings Desk & Chair – made from solid pine. 53 cm high x 45 cm wide. £64.99 from argos
Guidecraft JR Roll Top Desk – solid wood replica desk in the bureau style with a pull-out writing rest, drawers and internal storage compartments. The chair is included. Suitable for kids age 3 to 6 years the seat height is 37cm. Desk dimensions: H91.5 x W68.5 x D37.5 cm. In white or light oak prices at around £200 from amazon.co.uk