School Playground Shelter Canopies for Outdoor Play / Learning

  • Oxford Barrel for a Court Yard
  • Priorswood Primary School - Reception Class Shelter
  • Oxford PVC Barrel Canopy - Coutyard Canopy
  • Oxford Barrel Canopy - Playground
  • Oxford Lean To with fabric PVC Cover - Playground & Learning Canopy
  • Ascot Wave Canopy - Court Yard
  • Keston Mono Pitch - Court Yard Area
  • Oxford Lean-to - Play area
  • Oxford Barrel for outside playground
  • Oxford Barrel for a Court Yard
  • Priorswood Primary School - Reception Class Shelter
  • Oxford PVC Barrel Canopy - Coutyard Canopy
  • Oxford Barrel Canopy - Playground
  • Oxford Lean To with fabric PVC Cover - Playground & Learning Canopy
  • Ascot Wave Canopy - Court Yard
  • Keston Mono Pitch - Court Yard Area
  • Oxford Lean-to - Play area
  • Oxford Barrel for outside playground

Summary

Our Canopies and Shelters provide children with the opportunity to play and learn outside no matter what the weather, all year round,

Our playground canopies and shelters provide children with the opportunity to play and learn outside the classroom all year round – whatever the weather. Ofsted inspectors want schools to show a genuine commitment to the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) initiative as it has been shown to help raise education standards and improve pupils’ personal, social and emotional development. Our playground shelters provide schools with the facility to do that by creating a comfortable and weather-resistant covering for children and teachers make the most of outside learning opportunities.

All-Year-Round Outside Play Area Canopies and Shelters

Our high-quality polycarbonate canopies and shelters provide:

  • schoolchildren with the opportunity to play and learn outside all year round, no matter what the weather;
  • the ability for children and teachers to move freely between indoor and outdoor learning environments while being sheltered from the elements; and
  • teachers with a solution to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage: Themes and Commitments, Enabling Environments, The Learning Environment.

The Importance of Learning Outside the Classroom

Ofsted has produced a number of reports and documents demonstrating the importance of LOtC, and to help schools facilitate and develop LOtC opportunities for their pupils. A key document is the report Learning Outside the Classroom: How Far Should You Go?. This report examines LOtC in practice and highlights which schools and educational establishments are doing well and where there is room for improvement.

Key findings of the report include:

  • When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.
  • Learning outside the classroom was most successful when it was an integral element of long-term curriculum planning and closely linked to classroom activities.
  • The success of learning outside the classroom depended very much on the leadership of the schools and colleges.

It is clear from the report that Ofsted views LOtC as a key aspect of the education system, but in order to maximise opportunities for outside learning schools are encouraged to provide a safe and comfortable educational environment for their pupils. Our playground canopies and shelters can help them do just that, effectively creating waterproof outdoor classrooms that enable schools to follow Ofsted’s guidelines and embrace outdoor learning.

Playground Shade and Outdoor Covered Play Area Shelters

Bringing young children out into the open to learn and play is an essential part of their development. However, it is equally important to allow pupils to engage in outside activities in a safe environment where their exposure to harmful UV radiation is dramatically reduced. The need to provide UV filtering shelters for school children has been recognised for some years, and Ofsted have recommended that all schools have shaded areas in their playgrounds.

Clovis Canopies have extensive experience of manufacturing and installing canopies, covers and shelters that are highly effective at shielding pupils from the harmful effects if UV radiation. The canopies that we installed at St Dunstans Primary School and Beacon Community College not only look fantastic, but provide exceptional protection from harmful UV rays. These canopies are based on our Ascot Lean-To and Oxford Barrel designs respectively, although we are able to provide canopies for schools in a range of canopy styles and designs.

Our Playground Shelters and Canopies are Made to Fit

Quality and flexibility are the hallmarks of Clovis Canopies. Each shelter or canopy is individually made to suit the site in question and can be tailored to your specific requirements. We are therefore not restricted to standard module sizes and can fit the structure to the space available maximising the covered area for the funds available. We have many satisfied customers and install hundreds of our canopies in schools and colleges throughout the UK each year.

Why Choose Clovis Canopies?

Our structures are used in a wide range of applications including entrance canopies, playground shelters, covered walkways, social and dining areas, hospital drop off shelters, railway platform passenger protection, loading bays and garden centre canopies.

Strength

All structures designed in accordance with BS6399 to ensure they are strong & safe

All year round use in all weathers

Unlike some others, our canopies can be used all year round

Free visits, surveys and quotes

It's important we understand the job and get the quote right

Made to measure

All structures are individually made to specific sizes to fit the site

Free drawings and 3D visualisations

We want to ensure you get the canopy you want, so the planning process is key

After sales service

We pride ourselves on customer service, so after sales is key to our customers

25 year framework guarantee

All of our canopies come with a 25 year framework guarantee

Nationwide service

We deliver and fit canopies nationally

All staff CRB checked

It's important our customers feel comfortable with our staff, so all staff are CRB checked

Established over 45 years

We have been in business over 45 years and have a proven track record

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Clovis Canopies is a trading division
of Clovis Lande Associates Ltd