Playground Canopies & Shelters

Playground canopies and shelter structures are becoming increasingly important for primary and secondary schools, especially when it comes to sun protection. The addition of a playground shelter creates a multi-functional space and offers a valuable sun protection solution for a school’s outdoor area.

Benefits of a Sun Protection Canopy For Schools

  • Enhances the overall look and feel of your school's outdoor spaces, with the ability to match school colours and branding.
  • Creates a more inviting and appealing environment that can have a positive impact on student wellbeing.
  • Provides a safe and comfortable outdoor environment that can be used all year round, without worrying about wear and tear.
  • Customisable to meet your school’s needs, such as covered walkways, playground shelters, or outdoor classrooms.
  • Provides shelter from the sun's harmful rays and other elements such as wind and rain.

At Broxap, we offer excellent value for money on all our playground canopies and shelters, with minimal maintenance required and long-lasting durability.

By investing in canopies for your school, you can create a more pleasant and enjoyable outdoor space for students and staff, while also providing a range of practical benefits that improve the overall functionality of your campus. 

Types of School Canopy Structures

Polycarbonate Canopies 

Polycarbonate canopies are an excellent option for providing cover to school playgrounds. They are durable, lightweight, can withstand harsh weather conditions and are effective in protecting students from harmful UV rays while they play.

Glass Canopies 

Glass canopies are a popular choice in schools because they create an elegant and modern look. They provide ample natural light and are effective in providing protection from harmful UVB rays, making them an excellent choice for schools.

Fabric Canopies 

Fabric canopies, such as shade sails, are a popular option in school playgrounds thanks to their versatility and affordability. They are available in a range of colours and shapes, making them ideal for creating a fun and vibrant covered space for students. Shade sails are also effective in providing protection from harmful UV rays while students play.

Timber Canopies 

Timber canopies are an excellent choice for schools that want to create a natural and warm environment. They are environmentally friendly and can blend in well with school surroundings. Timber canopies provide ample shade and protection from harmful UV rays, making them good options for covered space in school playgrounds.

Case Studies

William Morris Primary School, SwindonWilliam Morris Primary School, Swindon
The Rise School, HounslowThe Rise School, Hounslow
Weston Infant School, Stoke-on-TrentWeston Infant School, Stoke-on-Trent

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William Morris Primary School, Swindon

Named after celebrated designer William Morris, the Swindon school wanted to reflect the life and work of the craftsman throughout the new building...

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The Rise School, Hounslow

Working in conjunction with the McAvoy Group Limited on this prestigious new build school, Broxap provided two of their Keep it Kool fabric structures...

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Weston Infant School, Stoke-on-Trent

Wishing to create a waterproof outdoor play area the school contacted Broxap to ask for ideas as they wanted something that looked ‘different’. Broxap suggested...

Kelvin Hall School, East RidingKelvin Hall School, East Riding
Baysgarth School, Barton-upon-HumberBaysgarth School, Barton-upon-Humber

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Kelvin Hall School, East Riding

The light, airy yet extremely durable tensile fabric provided the ideal solution to keeping pupils dry and in shade whilst eating their lunch...

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Baysgarth School, Barton-upon-Humber

Broxap installed this large scale Newcastle Lattice canopy at the school to create a large dining and social area for pupils to eat outside...

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Hyde Park School, Plymouth

A new playground canopy designed to maximise the outdoor space at Hyde Park School has already been put to good use. As well as providing...

"Your team are to be congratulated on their professionalism"

With the tables we have purchased we can fit 40 pupils, or even 60 at a squeeze under the shelter, which is great.  All round an excellent job. Thanks for your help

RAF Benson Community Primary School

“Seamless and exceptional service”

I wish to thank your company for a seamless and exceptional service on the canopy project. I cannot fault any part of the service from day one to final delivery and installation.

St Aidan’s CE High School

"Broxap provided a fantastic solution to our outdoor areas"

Broxap provided a fantastic solution to our outdoor areas, the canopy and walkway are practical and look amazing. The fact they were completed during term time within three weeks was a fantastic feat

Hanbury Primary School

Our School Canopy Solutions 

At Broxap we understand how important it is to have fresh air and outdoor learning opportunities for students. That's why we offer a wide range of canopies for schools that provide covered space for outdoor activities.

Our shade sail canopies are made from high-quality shade cloth designed to protect your students from the sun's harmful rays. With UV protection built-in, you can rest assured that your students are safe while enjoying outdoor play, dining, or classrooms.

Our fabric canopies are constructed using a PVC fabric that is both 100% waterproof and offers 100% UV protection, ensuring maximum sun protection. This extends the usefulness of the playground canopy, creating a dry and safe space for play and learning all year round.

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Various Uses of Canopies for Schools 

With rising temperatures, it’s important to create areas of shade with a playground canopy or shelter for sun safety. A canopy, such as a fabric structure or school shade ail, can not only offer protection from the sun’s harmful rays but can also support sunlight exposure policies by raising awareness of the risks of spending time outside in the sun.

Our canopies for schools can be used for various purposes, including covered walkways, playground shelters, teaching spaces, and even picnic tables. Whether you want to create a new outdoor space or improve an existing one, our canopies are the perfect solution.

Sports tracks and playing fields may also benefit from a playground shelter, offering a covered storage for lockers or a sheltered spectator area.

Our range of youth shelters and recreation shelters serve as social spaces for older students. Even drop off and pick up points in playgrounds may be improved with a canopy to protect waiting pupils and parents from the sun’s harmful rays.

School Canopy and Shelters FAQs 

Do you need planning permission for a school canopy?

Initially you will need to contact your Local Authority to confirm if planning permission is required. If the answer is yes, then Broxap can help you with this process. Simply enter your details below and one of our friendly advisors will get back to you. 

How much do school canopies cost?

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

Can you design the shelter/canopy to suit our site?

Yes. With our bespoke “design & build” offering, our standard design shelters can be modified to suit your site constraints or to align or avoid to door positions, windows, building reveals, as well as site topography. We also provide complete turnkey design consultancy service for unique canopy/shelter schemes - get in touch today to turn your canopy ideas into a reality!

Creating Safe and Comfortable Outdoor Spaces

With our canopies, you can create outdoor spaces that are safe, comfortable, and attractive. Our playground space solutions are perfect for providing children a place to play and socialise, while our covered walkways offer protection from the elements.

Our outdoor classroom canopies provide the perfect teaching space for teachers who want to take their lessons outside. You can also enhance the look and feel of your school’s outdoor area further with our extensive selection of street furniture, making them more inviting and appealing to students.

So, if you're looking for canopies for schools that offer UV protection and shield students from the sun's harmful rays, look no further than Broxap. We offer a wide range of shade sails and school canopies that are perfect for all your outdoor space needs.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions you can fill out our contact form below.  Alternatively you can contact us via email, telephone, post, or via our live chat service using the number, email and postal address provided.

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


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