School Canopies

School Canopies

Increase your teaching space with our School Canopies

See also:

Outside Dining Canopies for Schools so you can extend your outside dining capacity on a large scale to conform to social distancing requirements.

We have designed, manufactured and installed thousands of canopies for schools, colleges, nurseries and pre-schools across the UK, creating playground sheltersoutdoor 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.


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A Selection of our School Canopies:

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

Timber 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

Tensile 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


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

“We are very pleased with our canopies. The company was professional from start to finish, and the canopies are of excellent quality. We will definitely use them again and highly recommend them to others. Thank you Able Canopies!”

Hilltop First School


“Efficient, the service was excellent, worked with us and was very tidy, left work area as clean as when arrived.”

The Wren School

Reading, Berkshire

“Both men were polite, clean & swiff with erecting canopy. Their cleanliness once finished and during work was very much appreciated. Our children & staff are excited for outdoor play again!”

Birchgrove Primary School

Birchgrove, Swansea

“Thank you for a great 5 days of install. Everything has been done professionally & courteously. Taking into consideration, install & finish is a very std & install guys have been delight to have on site.”

Tiptoes Nursery

Hull, East Yorkshire

“Able Canopies have been efficient, friendly and very organised. They have managed to complete the job with very little disruption to the school running which was very much appreciated.”

St Athan Primary School

Barry, Wales

“Able canopies carried out the installation at the school in a professional manner. Great product. Also left the site in a clean and safe condition; we would recommend in a heart beat.”

Helsby High School

Frodsham, Cheshire


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.