Winsford High Street Primary School in Cheshire Add Playground Canopy Cover

Growing pupil numbers can mean that headteachers need to be agile in developing the school site, and getting the most out of every inch of the campus is a must.

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima Sail™
  • Size: 1400mm x 7000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015

  • Fabric:
    • Victoria Blue

    • Buttercup

What was the project brief?

Winsford High Street Primary School in Winsford, Cheshire, is a growing and popular school. Growth in pupil numbers over recent years has seen the total of children attending the school increasing to over 500. Increases in pupil numbers has an obvious impact on the school’s facilities. In recent years Winsford High Street Primary School has developed their estate to include a new suite of offices as well as a new block of classrooms to accommodate children in the Early Years and KS1 groups.

Growing pupil numbers can mean that headteachers need to be agile in developing the school site, and getting the most out of every inch of the campus is a must. So, when the opportunity arose for Winsford High Street Primary School to bid for a playground canopy cover from A&S Landscape, they jumped at the chance. They knew that the installation of a canopy cover in the playground would enhance the existing outdoor environment even more.

What was our canopy cover solution?

Playground sail shade we installed at Winsford High Street Primary SchoolSometimes a situation will arise for one of our customers and they are forced to cancel their order. Or perhaps they have had to make additional changes on their site and an existing canopy cover no longer fits their needs. The flexible nature of a canopy installation means that nothing ever needs to go to waste.

So, we often have offers open to the highest bidder. This enables us to give existing and new clients the opportunity to put themselves forward to win the bidding and buy the canopy themselves. It is a great way to ensure that solid structures that still have years of practical use ahead of them can be re-used, or for a brand new canopy to be put to good use on a different site.

Bidding for a new or used canopy cover is easy, and there is often a range of different structures available. Winsford High Street Primary School were successful in bidding for a Maxima Sail™ canopy cover measuring 14000 mm x 7000 mm. Sadly, the original order was cancelled, but for Winsford High Street Primary School it was definitely a great opportunity to obtain a brand-new shelter solution. Their bid was not only to purchase the sail canvas and steelwork, but also for full installation, and it fitted perfectly in their chosen location.

What was the result of their new canopy cover?

Winsford High Street Primary School have made a huge impression on their outdoor space with the installation of this great sun shelter. This particular canopy cover was manufactured in Slate Grey (RAL 7015) with a Buttercup and Victoria Blue coloured sail canvas, which worked really well in creating a fun and bright vibe in the playground. Children playing beneath the canopy will now be shaded from the hot sun during the summer months. The tensile fabric structure really does make the fabric shade cloth look like a sail, adding to the sense of fun and imagination. It is perfect for a playground area.


“A&S Landscape were very good, communicated well during the process. We engaged in lots of emails to ensure that they were fulfilling what we wanted.

The canopy has had a real impact on the area. The children can now sit outside in all weathers, sheltering from the sun and from the rain.”

Mark Joule, Headteacher – Winsford High Street Primary School

About the client

Winsford High Street Primary School teaches children in 20 classes across ages from Early Years to 11. They have been recognised for awards over a variety of academic and sporting schemes. They are holders of the Sainsbury’s Gold Active mark, part of the School’s Games initiative. In addition, they hold the National Gilt Quality Mark for science, an award which focuses on developing strong science leadership in primary schools.

Committed to delivering high-quality education to children in the local community, teachers of Winsford High Street Primary were instrumental in the distribution of mobile tablet devices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Benefits Of Outdoor Learning on Students and Teachers

A joyful teacher is a effective teacher and one that is avid about educating children. Introducing a shelter into a school gives both teachers and pupils a chance to explore this at the same time and brings with it a positive sense of freedom. Increasing engagement in school is something every teacher is looking to do and with an canopy from A&S Landscape, it’s made much simpler. The more committed students are with their learning, the more their skills improve and the more confident they become in their abilities.

Click here to learn more about the many benefits of learning outdoors.

Why invest in a canopy cover by bidding on one of our offers?

Playground tepee we designed for Hedgewood SchoolThere is often a variety of different canopy types available for you to bid on via our website. The opportunity to win a ready-made canopy that just needs to be installed brings many benefits for the winning bidder. These benefits include:

  • A very quick turnaround from winning the bid to installation.
  • The chance to repurpose a previously used canopy is a wonderful way to keep down your school’s carbon footprint.
  • It is an opportunity to win a bid at a reduced price.
  • It is a great way to create shorter-term space if your school campus is undergoing larger-scale development further down the line.

Why choose A&S Landscape for your canopy cover?

Whether you decide to bid on one of our offers or to ask us about full design and installation of a custom canopy, you will find working with A&S Landscape a hassle-free and smooth process. Our highly experienced team are always happy to answer any questions that you might have, and we welcome your call to find out more. If you decide to bid on one of our used products, then you can be absolutely assured that everything that we design and manufacture has been made to the highest standards as health and safety and quality are at the heart of everything that we do.

We welcome your enquiries and our team look forward to hearing from you.