We supply and install school canopies in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges across the UK. For more info and a free quote, get in touch today.
School Canopies for Schools & Colleges
Clovis Canopies have established a reputation as one of the leading suppliers of canopies for schools in the UK. From our elegant Uxbridge and Oxford entrance canopies to our stylish Ascot and Keston covered walkways, our enormous range of high-quality canopies, shelters and walkway covers are suitable for just about any school application and can be designed to suit even the most exacting requirements.
School Canopies for Primary Schools
Enabling children to learn outside the classroom is regarded by Ofsted as a key factor in early years education, but in order to provide a safe and comfortable outdoor environment for their pupils, many junior schools require the installation of specially designed playground shelters and covered walkways.
Canopies for schools is one of our specialities, and our primary school canopies, shelters and covers are designed to provide young children with the opportunity to learn and play outside whatever the weather. Providing a seamless link between the classroom and the outdoors, our canopies offer protection from the wind, rain and sun and can provide junior school teachers with the perfect environment in which to develop their pupils in an external environment – as recommended by Ofsted’s Early Years Foundation Stage report.
Ofsted strongly recommends outdoor covered play areas to facilitate outdoor all-weather learning. In addition, UK schools are being actively encouraged to provide shaded areas to help protect children from potentially harmful UV rays and minimise the risk of sunburn while playing or studying outside. Permanent canopies and covers provide shaded areas on sunny days and a dry area for inclement weather, facilitating weather-independent outside learning all year round.
School Canopies for Secondary Schools & Colleges
Although secondary schoolchildren and college students require far less supervision while outside, they have other educational and social requirements that can only really be satisfied where outdoor canopies and shelters are installed. For example, many secondary school students ride bicycles to school, so providing a waterproof bike shelter for their students is invariably a good idea.
Many secondary schools and colleges have under-utilised outdoor areas. By covering these areas with a weather-resistant canopy structure they can serve as outdoor or alfresco dining areas, recreation areas, outdoor classrooms, outdoor locker rooms, meeting areas and “chill out” areas for students and teachers/lecturers. Once installed, our canopies and shelters can help to reduce congestion within the main school buildings and corridors during break times, thereby reducing associated maintenance costs and allowing more comfortable passage through the school/college.
As well as providing canopies and shelters for outdoor recreational and educational areas, we can also supply and install a wide range of entrance canopies and porches that not only serve as an architectural focal point but also give the practical benefits of providing protection from the weather whilst queuing or waiting for access into the building. Our entrance canopies come in a range of free-standing and wall-mounted styles, and, as with all of our products, are manufactured to the very highest standards.
As schools, academies and colleges expand, facilities can become detached from the main building. This can lead to students being exposed to wind and rain prior to attending their lessons – not a pleasant experience. To combat this, we offer a range of purpose-built walkway systems to enable the safe, comfortable and dry transition between buildings and facilities by creating externally covered walkways. As with our entrance canopies and area shelters, our school walkway covers are available in a range of styles and can be tailored to suit your particular requirements.
The Ascot Wave for design is an alternative to the standard lean-to and barrel style. It uses a single rolled tubular box section for the roof arches giving a clean…
Contemporary and stylish, the Kent Umbrella can be used to further improve any outdoor social area, naturally drawing in individuals to shelter from the rain A fresh addition to our…
The Keston is a polycarbonate mono-pitched canopy purpose designed for the public market, this is not a lightweight domestic canopy designed for the patio. Using structural steel sections large uninterrupted…
The Oxford twin hoop lean-to format can be used to butt up to existing walls or over sail existing roofs and gutters without creating an additional roof valley. The Oxford…
Stapleton House was constructed by Balfour Beatty to provide high quality student accommodation for The London Metropolitan University – Halloway Campus. Our client was looking for a stylish, but minimalist,…
We replaced an old timber canopy with this modern Ascot Lean-to polycarbonate clad canopy measuring 4m x 31.5m. The addition of end panels helped keep the prevailing wind out of…
This curved, sweeping, free-standing cantilevered Oxford Walkway measures 3m wide x 30m long. The familiar trellis work on the hoop is a trademark of the Oxford range. In this example…
This Oxford lean-to was installed to cover the outside dining area and to give the senior students at this school more space.
4m wide x 12m long x Wave (Cross Wave) canopy with polycarbonate glazed roof. As part of a wider refurbishment of the college Landscape Architects, Hyland Edgar Driver approached us…
This freestanding polycarbonate clad canopy is 4.5m wide x 6.6m long and was erected so that the children could play outside in all weathers. This canopy has round columns, box…
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are your canopies usable all year in all weathers?
Yes unlike some solutions that need to be taken down in the winter or during high winds our canopies are designed to be useable all year round. The cladding materials as well as providing shade are also waterproof so that they can be used during wet weather.
- Can we view existing canopies, so that we know what we are buying?
If you are considering purchasing a canopy from any company, it is in fact strongly recommended that you visit an existing installation to see exactly what you are paying for. At Clovis Canopies we are proud of our work and are happy to arrange (with the clients consent) for you to view examples of our work and structures.
- Do you fix your canopies directly onto tarmac?
No, all canopies are fixed on to concrete pads or bases as the structures can lift out from the ground if not fixed into a suitable concrete base due to the uplift created by wind acting on the roof area.
- Do you use Polycarbonate, PETG, GRP or Acrylic?
At Clovis Canopies we use polycarbonate roofing as although slightly more expensive, we find it has a better combination of strength, impact resistance, sheet size and colour, fire / flame resistance and longevity of life than any of the other above mentioned cheaper materials.