School Playground Shelters

  • Polycarbonate clad school playground shelter
  • School Playground Shelter Freestanding Polycarbonate Clad
  • Bespoke Glass Mono Pitched Roof - Playground Canopy
  • Ascot Lean-to Canopy - Court Yard Shelter
  • Bespoke Polycarbonete Mono Pitched Roof - Playground Canopy
  • Mawnan Pre School - Oxford Wave Playground Shaded Polycarbonate Glazed Canopy
  • Ascot Barrel - Courtyard Canopy
  • Oxford PVC Barrel Canopy - Coutyard Canopy
  • Oxford Barrel - Playground Canopy
  • Oxford Lean To with fabric PVC Cover - Playground & Learning Canopy
  • Ascot Wave Canopy
  • Oxford Barrel Canopy - Playground


Our school playground shelters and canopies provide schoolchildren with the perfect opportunity to learn and play outdoors. Contact us for a quote today!

Our school shelters and playground canopies provide schoolchildren with the perfect opportunity to learn and play outdoors. Contact us for a quote today!

Our playground shelters enable schools to make the most of their outside space and provide their pupils with a sheltered and comfortable area in which to learn and play. Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is regarded as an important initiative by Ofsted as it has been shown to help improve education standards and facilitate the personal and emotional growth of pupils. Our bespoke school shelters enable schools to embrace LOtC by creating a comfortable outdoor space for pupils and teachers to enjoy.

The Benefits of School Playground Shelters

Our high-quality, made-to-measure polycarbonate school shelters provide:

  • schools with the opportunity to create comfortable outdoor areas for pupils to learn and play, no matter what the weather;
  • children and teachers with an easy way to move inside and outside without getting wet or being exposed to the elements; and
  • teachers with necessary facilities to teach children outside and meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage: Themes and Commitments, Enabling Environments, The Learning Environment.

Why Learning Outside the Classroom is So Important

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 school 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 has recommended that all schools have shaded areas in their playgrounds.

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

Our Playground Shelters and Canopies are Made to Measure

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 playground canopies in schools and colleges throughout the UK each year.

As well as playground canopies, we also design and install school entrance canopies, covered walkways, covered dining areas and canopies for student recreational areas. For more information on all of the canopies, shelters and covers that we provide for schools, please view our school canopies page.

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.

Made to measure

All structures are individually made to specific sizes to fit the site
Made To Measure

25 year framework guarantee

All of our canopies come with a 25 year framework guarantee
25 Year

All staff CRB checked

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

Free visits, surveys and quotes

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

Free drawings and 3D visualisations

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

Nationwide service

We deliver and fit canopies nationally
National Service

All year round use in all weathers

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

Established over 45 years

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


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

After sales service

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

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Clovis Canopies is a trading division
of Clovis Lande Associates Ltd