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Shelton Infants School Headteacher

“I’m very pleased, once we got approval it was installed less than three months later to a very high standard.”

Headteacher, Shelton Infants School

Branston Community Academy Caretaker

“The team was aware of all health and safety considerations and there was no disruption, the canopy is superb.”

Caretaker, Branston Community Academy

Claremont High School Assistant Headteacher

“Their professional expertise was excellent. The staff were honest, helpful and totally trustworthy.”

Assistant Headteacher, Claremont High School

Canopies with Side Panels and Doors

Cost-effectively create an enclosed area by adding side panels and doors to your school canopy. Use the covered space during the day as an outdoor classroom, play area or covered walkway. You can then store equipment in the secure canopy overnight. The space could also be used as a dining area, creating more seating options for pupils during lunchtimes. This option can be added to any of our Motiva products and Maxima Tepee™.

There are many options available when adding sides and doors to your shelter. You can choose to cover one or all of the sides with polycarbonate or glass, and even use electrically operated roller shutter doors too. The shutters can be powder coated to match or contrast the structure. Perforated or part glazed options means the light can still shine in.

Our printed polycarbonate option also creates a striking feature which your pupils will love. Pick from our range of designs to stimulate your pupil’s imaginations and transform your canopy into the jungle, ocean or sky. Or alternatively, come up with your very own design.

By adding side panels and doors to your canopy, you can provide an area for the pupils to learn and play in all-year-round, as required by Ofsted. This is also an effective way of increasing the seating capacity of your school during lunchtimes.

See more of our canopies with sides projects

Canopy with Roller Shutters Installed at Cullingworth Village Hall

Shelter we designed for Cullingworth Village HallWhen building a brand new purpose-built site, a village hall in West Yorkshire thought that the addition of a contemporary and secure canopy with sides would be of huge benefit to the local community. Not only would it be an excellent addition for the pre-school, who would love their new and exciting additional classroom space, it could also be used for a whole host of other things including tea and coffee mornings for the villagers, a weekly book club and a space for the community to come together in rain or shine. The addition of the electrically operated roller shutter doors means that the space can be opened up to be used for fêtes and other village activities yet also be securely closed to allow additional storage at times that it is not in use. See more about the secure shelter we designed for Cullingworth Village Hall.

Colourful Canopy Fitted at Monksdown Primary School

Shelter we installed at Monksdown Primary SchoolSituated in the heart of the Norris Green Community, Monksdown Primary School has an excellent reputation within the local community and further afield. A&S Landscape was excited by their brief of a fun and colourful canopy with sides. The project was a joy to work on, the school not only wanting a safe and secure storage area but also something that was breathtaking to look at, a canopy that would add maximum enrichment to the day to day lives of the children who are lucky enough to have it in their outside space. The result is amazing, the robust multicoloured polycarbonate roof adding so much more than a splash of colour, the sky lit up as if by a rainbow whilst the pretty decals on the side panels add an extra element of fun. Learn more about the colourful canopy we built at Monksdown Primary School here.

Bespoke Shelter Designed for Loughton Manor First School

Shelter we installed at Laughton Manor SchoolHere at A&S Landscape, the team love nothing more than being commissioned to design a bespoke canopy for a brand new school, add in some roller shutter doors and a bespoke size and our day was made! That’s exactly what we did at Loughton Manor First School, expertly designing a canopy with sides that fully encompassed the clean, fresh, professional look of the building whilst also meeting the brief that the canopy should be robust, secure and be able to be utilised all year round. Safety is always of paramount importance so we also added a fire door to the canopy. The school were delighted with this aesthetically pleasing, strong canopy and even happier that they can enjoy the result for years to come. To see more about the secure canopy we installed at Loughton Manor First School, click here.

Red Canopy Installed at St Saviours Catholic Primary School

Canopy we installed at St Saviours SchoolSt Saviours Catholic Primary School in Ellesmere Port isn’t just any old school, their reputation for high academic standards and their commitment to challenging their students by offering a variety of different teaching experiences is inspirational. We were delighted when they approached us to ask us to work with them to design a bright and cheery straight roof canopy with sides that would not only provide the wow factor of a colourful outside shelter, it would also be fully secure, greatly increasing the storage space for play equipment. The bright red, eye-catching frame looks stunning against the backdrop of the school, whilst the coloured vinyls add an extra sprinkle of fun. See more about this canopy we installed at St Saviours Catholic Primary School here.

Green Secure Shelter at Ditton Primary School

Shelter we installed at Ditton Primary SchoolDitton Primary School in Liverpool knew exactly what they wanted when they contacted A&S Landscape to ask them to design a curved roof canopy with sides to create a sheltered outdoor space that the children could enjoy in the day and that could be securely locked up at night to keep everything safe. The team proposed the Motiva Duo with side panels and electrically operated roller shutter doors in a clean, crisp green to complement the building exterior. The school were amazed by the results, the aesthetics of the curved roof really adding a focal point to the shelter. They were surprised at how easy it was to use the electrically operated doors and very happy that they no longer had to worry about their play equipment as it is now is safe, night and day and all year round. See more about this bespoke canopy we installed at Ditton Primary School here.

Canopies with Side Panels and Doors Design Options

  • Simon Balle All Through School Shelter
The ‘Linear’ is our monopitch (asymmetric) straight roof variant - this is where one side is higher than the other, the standard configuration for canopies located against building elevations but also used for many applications including walkways and outdoor dining areas. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features.

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  • Tewkesbury School Curved Roof Canopy
The ‘Duo™’ is our duopitch (symmetric) curved roof variant - this is where both sides are at the same height, the most common configuration for standalone structures or structures against low roofline buildings. Ideal for covered walkways, playgrounds and outdoor dining areas.

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  • Curved Roof Red School Canopy
The ‘Mono’ is our monopitch (asymmetric) curved roof variant - this is where one side is higher than the other, the standard configuration for canopies located against building elevations. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features. Popular applications include covered walkways, play area canopies and outdoor dining areas.

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  • Yellow Fabric Tepee Canopy
Ideal as a standalone structure the Maxima Tepee™ is available in standard modular sizes from 3 metres up to a massive 15 metres and with many multiple unit possibilities. These colourful units are manufactured in galvanised and PPC steel and boast integral gutter system and waterproof, UV resistant and fire retardant fabric.

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  • Green Enclosed Canopy


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Our Featured Canopies with Sides Project

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School Adds Secure Canopy with Side Panels

Canopy we installed at St Cuthbert's School

What was the project brief?

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School wanted to ease congestion on their indoor space by adding a large secure covered area for pupils to socialise and eat. With cost being a factor, they decided the best way to achieve this was to install a cover system with side panels and doors. The structure also had to have heavy-duty security features, meet budget requirements, and be aesthetically pleasing. This is when they brought in the expertise of A&S Landscapeto advise on the best cover solution and the well-respected Architects E C Harris who could help to implement the chosen design into the already existing structure.

What was our secure canopy solution?

As we were able to offer our design expertise early in the planning stage, we could advise the school on the wide range of canopies we offer.Enclosed canopy we designed for St Cuthbert's School We could provide photorealistic visualisation and cost options for the client’s perusal, and use our expertise to give honest, reasonable advice. We were pleased to be involved with other aspects of planning too, offering our assistance to the main contractor with detailing the foundations for the secure shelter and setting out the work plan to ensure that the canopy was successfully completed in time for the new school term.

Although timescales were tight, the project was successfully completed in time. The final canopy was based on our standard Motiva design with sides panels – two 5.2 metre roller shutter doors, which gave the area the additional security, 24/7, 365 days a year. The final design was a statement in itself. The school opted for one of our curved-roof canopies, which created a feeling of extra space inside, very much the opposite to what you would expect from an enclosed canopy.

We were extremely pleased that we were able to provide a bespoke canopy solution for the school, from the canopy structures we had available.

What was the result of their new secure outdoor space?

This area is now the typical ‘hang-out’ for the children at lunchtime, before school or in-between lessons. Providing the essential rain protection all year round, it can even be used as an informal meeting area, should the teachers, parents or students want some fresh air! As required by Ofsted, offering a place where pupils can learn outside all-year-round is highly important for learning, especially in younger primary school children. The enclosed area is used in many ways, but what makes the children really happy is that fact that they have a playground even when it’s cold and wet!

About the client

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School is located in Wigan, Lancashire. The staff at the school were excellent, responsive to all of our suggestions, and gave us a clear indication of what they wanted to achieve. It was with their help that we were able to produce a bespoke shelter that would serve them for years to come. It was a real pleasure to work with this team of friendly, communicative people.

Why are canopies perfect for primary schools?

Enclosed canopy we designed for St Cuthbert's SchoolAs adults, many of our fondest memories are from our childhood involve playing outside. Young children spend a huge amount of their time within education, and so it is essential they are able to enjoy time out in the fresh air. In the winter months when the evenings are darker, this can become exceptionally tricky, where there is a risk of a child being stuck indoors all day, and into the evening.

This is where a sheltered outdoor space can come in – giving young children the opportunity to play outside all year round, amongst these other benefits:

A unique learning environment 

The days of learning in a standard classroom are gone. Get creative with a colourful canopy addition to your school, which is sure to brighten up school days. Have a look at our range of coloured polycarbonate canopies, or you could opt for a retractable roof design to bring the outside in.

Classroom engagement goes up 

Every adult knows that children sometimes need additional sources of entertainment to keep them from getting bored. There is no better way to increase a child’s focus than by leaving behind the restraints of a classroom, to be outside with the fresh air under a colourful canopy.

Extension of the classroom

With complete rain protection (especially canopies with additional side protection) these canopy structures can act as an outdoor room that is suitable for a wide range of educational activities. It is the perfect space for storytelling, learning by doing and observing the natural world. The sides of the canopy can also be customised, get in touch with our sales team to talk through your options on 01743 444100.

Perfect time-out area 

If a child is feeling stressed or needs some time out to recuperate, being outside will definitely help, just take a look at some of the research into the effects of being outdoors and the mental health of children. Patio canopies can be the perfect solution for this all year round, providing a space for a child to simply sit and reflect.

How A&S Landscape can help you

Whether you are looking for a commercial canopy or a colourful primary school canopy, you are in good hands with A&S Landscape. We have a whole range of stylish canopies for you to choose from.

With over 44 years of experience, we have worked on countless canopy projects, and so we have developed a robust knowledge on all thing canopies. Shade screens, timber canopies, canopies with a large curved roof – whatever your needs, we will help you to find you the highest-quality, bespoke canopy.

If you’d like to find out more about our range of bespoke canopies, and how we can help you find the right outdoor cover, get in touch with our friendly team on 01743 444100 or at [email protected].

Shelter we installed at St Cuthbert's School

St Cuthbert's School Before and After


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