School Canopies

School Canopies

Increase your teaching space with our School Canopies

School Wall Mounted

School Canopies | Wall Mounted Canopies for Schools

School Free Standing

School Canopies | Free Standing Canopies for Schools

School Timber

School Canopies | Timber Canopies for Schools

School Shade Sails

School Shade Sails | Shade Sails for Schools

School Awnings

School Awnings | Commercial Awnings for Schools

School Shelters

School Shelters | Waiting, Buggy and Cycle Shelters for Schools

See also:
Sanitation Canopies for your outdoor hand washing stations.
Outside Dining Canopies so you can extend your outside dining capacity on a large scale to conform to social distancing requirements.
Social Distancing Canopies for Schools from Able Canopies, enabling you to take lessons outside all year round keeping pupils distanced and within their own bubbles.

We have designed, manufactured and installed thousands of canopies for schools, colleges, nurseries and pre-schools across the UK, creating
playground shelters, outdoor classrooms and outdoor seating cover which can be used all year round. 

To find out more about our canopies for schools, please click here: Canopies for Schools  

Create your new all-weather outdoor teaching and play area with a school canopy

Call now for details: 0800 389 9072
or email us:

Or we can provide you with a quick estimate over the phone, based on your answers to a few simple questions just call 0800 389 9072 to speak to our friendly team.

Your Free Funding Guide

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Download our Free Funding Guide for information on funding sources and tips on creating a successful funding application:

Funding for Schools | Free Sunding Guide | School Canopies

A Selection of our School Canopies:

School Canopies | Wall Mounted Canopies for Schools
Wall Mounted Canopies

The Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy is our most popular School canopy due to its versatility and value for money. As it is a wall mounted canopy, it provides uninterrupted cover from inside to outside, allowing free movement between the two environments whatever the weather. See more: Wall Mounted Canopies for Schools


School Canopies | Timber Canopies for SchoolsTimber Canopies

Our timber canopies are extremely popular within primary schools and secondary schools. They are perfect for creating cover over outside dining areas, allowing your pupils to refresh and enjoy their lunch outside all year round. See more: Timber Canopies for Schools

The Ullswater Apex Free Standing Canopy from £7,392.00Tensile Fabric Canopies
We offer a wide range of tensile fabric canopies from umbrellas to free standing canopies which are all perfect for schools. They allow you to hold lessons outdoors all year round, whilst also creating covered outdoor dining areas. See more: Tensile Fabric Canopies for Schools

Benefits of School Canopies

Investing in a school canopy can really benefit your pupils and staff in many ways including:

  • Achieve a free-flow play environment, allowing access to the outside at all times
  • Create a covered outside space for messy lessons, outdoor eating and storage
  • Provide versatile shade and shelter in the playground - all our canopies offer high UV protection
  • Create covered slip-free walkways between buildings
  • Stop sunlight glare through windows that causes classrooms to become stuffy and uncomfortable
  • Allow children to let off steam outside, whatever the weather
  • Provide access to fresh air for staff and pupils
  • Provide students with an all-weather stimulating outdoor learning environment
  • Create an outdoor dining or seating area that can be used in any weather

*In most cases, and by working closely with you, we are able to install your new school canopy within 4 weeks of our initial visit.*

High UV Protection

Another important factor, particularly in summer months is the need for UV protection whilst children are outdoors; all our school canopies feature roofing materials which offer high UV protection to help you to make sure outdoor play is as "sun safe" as possible.

Planning Help

Planning permission is sometimes needed before a canopy, shade sail or shelter can be installed. If this is needed, we will work closely with you to help you achieve a successful outcome with your planning application. Click for more information on: School Canopy Planning Help

Recent Case Studies

School Canopy: Hailsham Community CollegeHailsham Community College Primary Academy, East Sussex

Morgan Sindall were constructing a brand new two-storey, primary and nursery school as part of the Hailsham Community College Academy Trust. Part of the project included a requirement for a number of wall mounted canopies…

Read more: Academy Canopy Case Study

School Canopy: Lexden Springs SEND SchoolLexden Springs SEND School, Essex

Lexden Springs SEND School in Colchester, Essex were undergoing a huge refurbishment which included relocating the school and the addition of 9 aluminium canopies, two tensile fabric canopies and a cycle shelter.

Read more: School Canopy Case Study

School Canopies: Murray Park Community SchoolMurray Park Community School, Derbyshire

Alongside a development which comprised of a brand-new building with a new reception area, 15 additional classrooms and office space, Murray Park Primary School also required a number of canopies and shelters within their school grounds.

Read more: School Canopy Case Study


Here's a selection of testimonials from some education facilities we have worked with:

"The canopy was installed within one day, causing very little disruption to the playgroup. We have had many positive comments from parents and more importantly the children love it too. We are very pleased with the finished result."
- Bramford Pre School Playgroup - Ipswich - Suffolk

"We would all (children and staff) like to say “thank you” for the amazing job that you and your staff did in installing our canopy; You could not have been more helpful or patient and your advice was invaluable. I think there were a lot of administrative staff dreading installation - but your team proved them wrong they were efficient and considerate and were finished in record time. With the spate of hot weather we have been having the canopy has come into its own, it has transformed a classroom that used to turn into an oven in the summer into a pleasant place to work and has provided much needed shade and protection for outside play. Thank you again."
- Darlington Education Village - Darlington - County Durham

"From initially contacting Able Canopies to the completion of the installation, the service has been very professional. The installation team were very efficient and very accommodating whilst working outside a classroom of reception children. Many thanks."
- Aldington Primary School - Ashford - Kent

"The new canopy is a wonderful addition to the Preschool. We now have a brilliant all weather learning and play area for the children and staff to enjoy. We were amazed at how quickly it was done - all in one day - and how helpful and accommodating Able Canopies were.”
- Wendover Pre-School - Wendover - Buckinghamshire

"We are thrilled with our new canopy, it completes the overall appearance outside of our new building. The men onsite were very professional, which allowed us to stay open and offer our parents their child's provision with no disruption."
- Kingsfield Pre-School - Chatteris - Cambridgeshire

"The new timber canopies are truly special & really enhance the experience of outdoor socialising for students. I would like to comment on what an excellent job your workmen have done and what a lovely group of workers they were. If I need any further canopies I will definitely be in touch!"
- Carshalton High School for Girls, Carshalton, Surrey

"Another quality canopy fitted for us."
- Dobcroft Infant School - Sheffield - South Yorkshire (Their 8th canopy installation)

Click here to read more School Canopy Testimonials

Create your new all-weather outdoor teaching and play area with a school canopy

Call now for details: 0800 389 9072
or email us:

Or we can provide you with a quick estimate over the phone, based on your answers to a few simple questions just call 0800 389 9072 to speak to our friendly team.

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