Here at Sensory Direct we’ve been supply schools since 2008 and over those years we’ve listened to teachers, Sencos and OTs to make sure we’re offering the right products for your students.

As we come towards the end of the calendar year, we’ve put together a list of 2023’s top products plus our predictions for the hottest new resources of 2024.


The most popular resources for the sensory friendly classroom


Ear Defenders & Ear Plugs

As ever, our Sensory Direct Ear Defenders have proved to be really popular with schools this year.  Coming in 6 colours and conforming to UKCA and CE standards our ear defenders are a great way to block out sounds that can distract our cause anxiety.  Teachers love that they are fully adjustable , so one size fits all and that they fold up to fit easily in a bag or desk drawer.

Our Ear plugs have also proved really popular this year, offering a more discreet method of blocking out unwanted noise – especially popular with older students.


Desk Screens

We introduced our desk screens as pupils returned to school after the pandemic to provide a barrier between desks to help reduce anxiety about going back.   These desk screens are also great for minimising distraction and helping students to foucus on the task in hand.   Easy to store and cost effective our desk screens have proved as popular as ever this year.  Available as singles or great value multipacks.


Wobble  & Wedge Cushions

Our wedge and wobble cushions continue to be really popular in both primary and secondary classrooms.   Available in Junior and Senior sizes these cushions are all about enabling students to sit better for longer.   Cost effective and easy to inflate our cushions continue to be a staple of many classrooms.







Wipe Clean Weighted Lap & Shoulder Pads

Made by Sensory Direct here in the UK our wipe clean lap pads and shoulder wraps are ideal for the classroom.    The outer material is water resistant making them easy to clean and disinfect.  Available in different weights they are popular in both junior and senior classrooms.

In 2023 we introduced 1kg and 2kg weighted lap pads with tactile tags giving students something to occupy restless hands.   These have proved to be extremely popular and we expect them to become even more popular in 2024.  Keep an eye on our website for new designs next year.


Classroom Kits

Our specially curated kits for the classroom take the hassle out of putting together a group of resources to tackle certain issues and behaviours, saving you and your school time and money.  Here’s a few of our most popular kits from 2023….

We’ve loads of new kits on the horizon for 2024!



Sense Wobble Stools

We introduced our own range of wobble stools earlier this year in 4 sizes from 31cm to 52cm.  Wobble Stools offer freedom to fidget, which can help keep bodies and minds engaged.   Sense stools are easy to store and are light weight making them easy to move and carry.

Most popular have been our adjustable wobble stools, where the height can be adjusted at the touch of a button making one stool useable by students of all ages.  These stools are adjustable from 40cm to 55cm and are a cost effective way to introduce wobble stools into your school.





School Chair Bands

New for 2024 is the Bouncyband.  Available in sizes to suit both Primary and Secondary school chairs the bands stretch between the legs giving students something to do with their feet, increases focus and academic performance by giving children an outlet for excess energy while working.