Shelters & Canopies for Schools

School canopies and outdoor shelters serve multiple purposes, making them a popular choice for creating covered outdoor spaces in primary and secondary schools.

Broxap, with extensive experience in the education sector, is a leading partner in the UK for designing, manufacturing, and supplying custom canopies and shelters for school playgrounds and outdoor learning environments. Our range of materials, including fabric, timber, and polycarbonate, ensures that we can cater to various outdoor requirements.

Our special projects team operates within England and Scotland’s construction framework, covering all types of educational buildings. We take pride in delivering quality products on time, maintaining the highest standards, and providing excellent aftersales support and communication.

We also offer a standard range of products in stock for smaller-scale projects.

From early years to key stages 1- 4, colleges, and universities, we prioritise the best interests of our clients and are dedicated to working closely with school business managers, headteachers, and governors.

Our installation teams are trained to adhere to industry best practices for construction work in schools, ensuring a seamless process from design to handover and aftercare.

At Broxap, we are committed to meeting the highest standards throughout every project.

Canopies for schools

Our school playground shelters and canopies come in a variety of vibrant school colours and are designed to create sheltered spaces for outdoor dining and year-round outdoor classrooms.

Our versatile canopy structures are equipped with side panels and entrance points to provide the necessary level of shade and protection from the sun’s harmful rays for any outdoor setting.

Our covered walkways, entrance canopies, and door canopies not only serve to guide visitors around the school premises but also make for a grand entrance. With the growing importance of supporting students' well-being, our bike shelters for schools are now an essential addition.

By installing a Broxap shelter or canopy, you can revitalise outdoor areas, unlocking their potential for new purposes. This increases capacity and offers new opportunities for teaching while promoting a healthy outdoor environment for both students and staff.

Discover our latest brochures for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 shelters and Secondary & Higher Education shelters online here.

Playground Canopies & Shelters 

Playground canopies and shelters are increasingly essential for schools, playing a crucial role in promoting the health and wellbeing of both students and staff.

During the summer, the need for shaded areas with adequate UV protection is essential for ensuring sun safety during outdoor activities.

Our range of canopies, including fabric structures or school shade sails, not only provide protection from the sun but also offer a covered area for outdoor play, whatever the weather. This is particularly beneficial for early years students as it ensures that they have a safe and dry space to engage in physical play, supporting their overall wellbeing.

By creating more space for outdoor play, playground structures contribute to the development of a well-rounded play area that encourages physical activity and fosters a sense of joy and exploration.

Click here to explore our range of playground canopies and shelters.

Case Studies

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Haltwhistle Primary Academy, Northumberland

Children can step straight out of their classrooms into an outdoor play area at the remodelled Haltwhistle Primary Academy. Four Newcastle Monopitch Shelters...

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Green Ridge Primary Academy, Aylesbury

Green Ridge Primary Academy in Aylesbury is a purpose built schools which upon completion aimed to meet community demand for increased school admissions...

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Eastern Community Campus, Cardiff

Working with the main contractor on the project, Willmott Dixon, Broxap were asked to provide a wide range of external furniture and canopies to this new build school...

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Elms Farm Primary School, Birmingham

Bouygues Construction Ltd. were working at a school that required two canopies in two different areas. Firstly the EYFS required a canopy outside of their classrooms...

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Aureus Primary School, Oxfordshire

Broxap were tasked with designing and delivering a series of monopitch shelters. The school site also required items of cycle parking including both cycle and scooter racks...

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St. Bartholomews CofE Primary School

Broxap were contacted by the school, in regards to their need for an outdoor classroom. Broxap happily took on the project, and discussed the requirements...

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Porth Community School, Mid Glamorgan

Broxap worked with Dawnus Construction to enhance this new build project. We provided a series of canopies and external furniture...

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Reynalds Cross School, Solihull, West Midlands

Broxap installed a large scale canopy at Reynalds Cross School, Solihull. Creating a covered outdoor area which can be used for learning...

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Wistaston Academy, Moreton Road, Crewe 

The Wistaston Academy contacted Broxap Ltd in view to creating an extension to one of their current Early Learning Years classrooms...

Our Products

Covered Walkways

Covered walkways provide protection from the elements, allowing people to move between buildings without being exposed to rain or intense sunlight. 

Entrance Canopies 

Entrance canopies serve as a welcoming feature for schools, offering shelter to students, staff and visitors as they enter or exit. They also provide an opportunity for signage, contributing to the overall identity of your school.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Shelters

Pick up and drop off shelters offer a designated space for vehicles to stop, providing protection to students during school start and finish times. They help manage traffic flow and enhance safety in busy school zones.

Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor classrooms offer hands-on learning experiences in nature, promoting curiosity and exploration.

Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining areas provide a pleasant and relaxed setting for children to enjoy meals while taking in the surrounding environment.

Shade Canopies

Shade canopies offer a comfortable and protected outdoor space, allowing for activities to continue uninterrupted.

Design Your Perfect Canopy

Got your own design idea in mind? We can help!

Broxap has been specialising in providing bespoke engineering “Design & Build” solutions for architectural canopies and structures since the 1990s, producing specific designs for hundreds of developments and schemes. Just take a look at our impressive gallery here.

To turn your idea into a reality, get in touch with our design team on 0844 980 1662 or email [email protected] 

From the first design concept and to post-installation, we will be with you every step of the way.

How Much Does A School Canopy Cost?

We understand that investing in a canopy is a significant decision.

The cost of an outdoor canopy for your school will depend on your specific requirements.

Don't worry, we can assist you in finding the perfect canopy that fits your budget – why not take a look at our FREE funding guide? Or simply get in touch with our team, and we'll handle the rest!

Does My School Need An Outdoor Canopy?

There are several reasons why your school could benefit from having an outdoor canopy. It can provide shade and protection from the elements for outdoor activities such as lunchtimes, sports events, or outdoor classes.

A canopy creates a more comfortable outdoor environment, encouraging students and staff to spend more time outside.

Shelters and canopies can improve the overall aesthetics of your school grounds and be used for various purposes, such as outdoor events, assemblies, and performances, adding versatility to your school's facilities.

Why Choose Us

Express Delivery 

We offer express delivery to ensure that you receive your new canopy or shelter promptly, without any unnecessary delays. Browse through our in-stock shelters here.

50 Year Design Life 

Our shelters and canopies are designed with reasonable skill and care, and we follow the list of Eurocodes for all our bespoke shelters/canopies as well as for pre-designed shelter products to give a 50-year design-life.


Contact Us 

If you have any questions, you can fill out our contact form below.  Alternatively, you can contact us via email at [email protected], telephone our friendly team on 01782 959214 or speak to one of our agents via our live chat service.

Following your request a dedicated member of our team will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

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