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Willmott Dixon Site Manager

“With A&S it has been a smooth process including working with the team on site. We’re happy to work with A&S again.”

Site Manager, Willmott Dixon

Tewkesbury School Estate Manager

“The A&S Landscape staff were very amenable. They showed extensive knowledge regarding the installation.”

Estates Manager, Tewkesbury School

Headteacher of Our Lady's RC High School

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Business Manager, Our Lady’s RC High School

Nursery and Primary School Canopies

Talking about the British weather is something that we all do, a lot! Maybe this is because we recognise that there are few things that are as satisfying as feeling a gentle breeze on your face and being able to stretch your legs after a few hours of being cooped up inside.

Studies have shown that this is even more important for children and that outdoor activities are a key part of their learning and development. With that in mind, we are proud to offer one of the largest ranges of canopies for primary schools! From our simple yet effective sun-shades which create a cool and breezy respite from harmful UV rays right up to our fun and arty Motiva Wave™ that offers unrivalled all-year-round protection, whatever you are thinking of we are sure to be able to help.

All of our canopies are expertly designed and can be tailored to your specific requirements. We believe in using the highest quality materials to ensure our shelters are strong and safe. Our ability to work to any dimensions means that we can cover a small playground or a whole Multi Use Games Area and our assortment of colour choices range from bright and beautiful to sleek and sophisticated. We’ve worked with hundreds of primary schools and are proud of the feedback we receive. Please do give us a call to talk through things in more detail, we’d be glad to help.

Learn More About Our Work With Primary Schools

Shelton Infants School

The Willow Primary School

See some of our featured primary school projects

Wilmcote C of E Primary School Add Straight Roof Canopy in Warwickshire

Shelter installed at Wilmcote Primary SchoolThis Warwickshire primary school had an area of unused outdoor space. The area was located in between two classrooms, and in times of wet weather, the pupils would make a mad dash from one classroom to the next. Lacking purpose and being highly impractical, the space needed a transformation. The school set upon exploring the option of school shelters as their cover solution. With a school canopy, the teachers would be able to host outdoor lessons, incorporate messy play, or use the space as a meeting area during the hot summer months. All the while the canopy would provide a covered walkway! Calling in A&S Landscape, the first point of call was to talk through their wide variety of canopy options. With their help, the school were able to decide on a straight roof canopy. Read more about the playground canopy at Wilmcote C of E Primary School.

Playground Shelter Installed at St John’s C of E Primary School in Wigan

Canopy we installed at St John's Primary SchoolWith parents having to wait for children to finish school in the rain, and a lack of shaded play options for children during break times, St John’s C of E Primary School urgently needed a school canopy solution. The question was, however, which one to choose from the extensive range of primary school canopies that were available to them? They knew this was to be a major financial project and needed the right guidance to help them find the perfect school shelter. This is where A&S Landscape came in. Delighted to help, they quickly got to work on the project keeping in mind the school’s specific requirements, constraints, and considerations. A canopy design that offers a high level of flexibility, with curved and straight roof options, and choices on upright placement, is the Motiva Cantilever™. This offered the perfect solution to the school. Click here to see more about the cantilever canopy at St John’s C of E Primary School.

Bretforton Village School in Evesham Add Shelter to Play Area

Canopy we installed at Bretforton Village SchoolThis village primary school, located in the close-knit community of Bretforton in Evesham, decided to add a canopy to protect their play equipment and make it more accessible throughout the year. They wanted to ensure that the children could play safely in the summer, with protection from the UV rays, but also reduce risks of slipping in wetter weather. School canopies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and dimensions, and it was important that the shelter complemented the surrounding environment, whilst being made to measure to the chosen site. With a wide range of colours to choose from and their expertise when it came to drawing effective designs, A&S Landscape was able to offer the perfect solution to all of their specific needs. The chosen Motiva Linear canopy has a straight, opal polycarbonate roof. To find out more about the play area canopy at Bretforton Village School, click here.

Clive C of E Primary School in Shropshire Add Blue Curved Roof Canopy

Shelter we installed at Clive C of E Primary SchoolThe Headteacher at Clive C of E Primary School in Shropshire is already seeing the benefits of the new blue school canopy designed, built and installed by A&S Landscape. Children can now access the outside curriculum whatever the weather and the older children use the area to play during break and lunchtimes. An outdoor learning area is advantageous for a variety of reasons, it is great for young children’s physical and mental wellbeing, it helps to develop problem-solving skills, and it helps with communication and working as an effective team player. Primary school canopies are an excellent, and cost-effective way to allow for outside learning, and are the perfect option for schools wanting to take a more holistic approach to learning. With A&S Landscape’s ability to develop made-to-measure designs for allocated areas, the curved roof school canopy installed was a huge success. Learn more about Clive C of E Primary School’s shelter.

Stockingford Primary School Install Early Years Shelter in Warwickshire

Shelter we designed for Stockingford Primary SchoolTo further improve the pupil’s experience at the early year’s centre, Stockingford Primary School in Warwickshire wanted to design a canopy that would complement their fantastic facilities, looking the part but being highly functional nonetheless. This is where they needed good quality expertise, and knowledge, from a company that knew what they were doing. Working closely with the school, A&S Landscape designed a shelter that the school would love from the popular Motiva Mono™ range. With a clear roof and the Ultramarine Blue steelwork, the canopy works perfectly with the architecture and the existing canopy, which had also been installed by A&S Landscape previously! Delighted to be providing yet another school canopy for this Warwickshire primary school, A&S Landscape were pleased to find out that the canopy is being used for teaching outside, as a relaxation and play area during breaks, but also by parents. See more about the canopy we designed for Stockingford Primary School.

Green Entrance Canopy Designed for Loughborough Primary School

Entrance canopy we fitted at Loughborough Primary SchoolWorking alongside consultant architects, A&S Landscape designed, built and fitted a Motiva Wave™ to frame the entrance door at Loughborough Primary School. The ‘wave’ looks fantastic, and makes a real statement to all visitors on arrival. The Headteacher was understandably thrilled with the wonderful addition and was extremely complimentary on the quality of the structure, and the service offered by the team at A&S Landscape. Doubling as an outdoor learning environment – the children can now learn outside too, making their time at the early years centre much more enjoyable. Primary school canopies are a wonderful addition to a school, and the options available are extensive. With a wide range of colours available and a number of different features, canopies are never predesigned, ready-to-go. Like this school in Loughborough, school shelters are designed with you in mind. Read more about the entrance canopy we fitted at Loughborough Primary School.

Read our featured primary school canopy project

Stockingford Primary School in Warwickshire add Canopy for Early Years Centre

Shelter we designed for Stockingford Primary School

What was the project brief?

This Warwickshire primary school already had excellent facilities at their early years centre, however, the staff knew that the external areas were not reaching their full potential. They had the provision but simply did not have the efficient shelter to enable the external environment to be accessible all year round. In times of wet weather or when the sun was too strong, using the outside spaces during break times, or as outdoor classrooms was not possible. They needed an all-year-round, accessible outdoor learning environment, one that would promote personal development, creativity and inquisition.

They decided they wanted a shelter alongside a chosen area beside one of the buildings. To turn this dream into a reality, they called in A&S Landscape. They wanted a shelter that was the ideal complement to the school grounds, offered high-quality protection at all times of the year, and would result in an excellent learning environment. Without hesitation, A&S Landscape set to work to design, build and install their dream canopy.

What was our cover solution?

Canopy we designed for Stockingford Primary SchoolThe best choice for the school’s specific requirements was the curved roof, Motiva Mono™ canopy. Measuring 8000mm X 300m, the canopy provides efficient shelter to several pupils at any one time and was customised to have an ultramarine blue steel frame, and a clear roof, that works perfectly with the school colours. It is also the exact same design as the existing canopy, which had been previously fitted by A&S Landscape! The cover was fitted to the school wall as the design of the ‘Mono’ is elevated higher on one side which makes this the perfect configuration for this type of canopy. There are several useful applications for a Motiva Mono™, however, they do make excellent covered walkways.

What was the result of their new shelter?

The new school canopy proved to have a truly successful outcome, with several practical benefits now enjoyed by the pupils at Stockingford Primary School. With the extra space and maximum protection from the weather, the children are no longer confined to indoor areas when the weather is wet during the winter months. Having access to fresh air has countless benefits to their mental and physical health – an extremely important factor to think of in the education sector. Not only this, one of the biggest advantages is that the school now has the provisions to offer outdoor education at all times of the year, which has developed a more holistic approach to learning and all-round development.

The Early Years Centre is now considered by staff and parents alike as a pleasant place for young children to learn and develop and everyone is incredibly happy with the new and improved educational facilities. Furthermore, when the parents come to pick up their children, on sunny days they are protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, or kept dry when it rains!

About the client

Stockingford Primary School is located in Warwickshire, South East of the city of Birmingham. This school celebrates diversity and has a clear vision that children are entitled to innovative and differentiated learning experiences. We are so glad that we could help them with this vision with the wonderful addition of the shelter.

A quality canopy really does bring so much more to an education setting and we know that this school will enjoy these benefits long into the future. They were an excellent client to work with for the second time, and we hope they thoroughly enjoy the outdoor spaces now an effective shelter is installed.

Canopies to create the perfect outdoor learning and play environment in early year settings

Canopy we fitted at Stockingford Primary SchoolOnce you decide you want to transform your outdoor spaces, you may think it is as simple as choosing an outdoor canopy. However, if you really want to create a fantastic experience for your pupils and develop the perfect teaching area that is geared towards concentration, engagement and developing – it is worth going above and beyond the predesigned canopy. An essential piece of creating a beautiful place to learn is using the space you have available and creating a shelter that is unique to the needs of the children. Once you’ve established your requirements, you can look at how you approach such a project for your educational facilities.

Spending time indoors and outdoors

First, you need to ensure that the children have the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor and have good access to both when learning. Essentially, you’d like the covered outside space to act as an extension of the classroom. This will normalise outdoor learning, making it a part of a regular routine, and the children will naturally move between the two more freely. That’s why a canopy is the perfect solution, as they can be fitted alongside a building.

Additional Storage

You may also want to consider storage spaces. This will free up room inside the building, and it means that any equipment you use for the outdoor play or teaching is easily accessible, and the outdoor teaching place stays uncluttered and tidy. This also leaves more quality time for the children to spend outdoors, enjoying their school life as they should!

Flexible Design

Another way to create that perfect outdoor environment is to ensure that the overall design of the area allows for activities such as free flow play, storytelling, or even playing some sport. Depending on the needs of the children, this can really play a massive part on the final canopy. With the design flexibility of so many of the canopies at A&S Landscape, this is easily achievable. With a wide variety of optional extras such as side panels and doors and a large range of colours available, creating your perfect environment has never been easier.

How can A&S Landscape help?

At A&S Landscape, we have been transforming the likes of outdoor education for 44 years. With our extensive expertise and knowledge on creating an effective cover system, we offer shelters that give superior protection but are also a beautiful addition to their surroundings. With the structural variability available, we can design a canopy to fit in almost any space available, using the highest quality materials. Don’t just take out word for it, hear what our customers have had to say about us.

If you’d like to hear more about our comprehensive range of canopies and shelters, please don’t hesitate to talk to a member of our friendly team on 01743 444100 or at [email protected].

Shelter we designed for Stockingford Primary School

Stockingford Primary School Before and After



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