Education

Encouragement to dine, learn and play outdoors regardless of the weather is a must in this day and age. By developing under-utilised spaces with our proven canopy solutions, you can maximise your outdoor learning and socialising zones. Our canopies create the perfect environment to do this in many settings and with our 25-year structural guarantee, you can rest assured it is a long term, low maintenance investment.

Early Years and Primary Schools

Ofsted views outdoor learning as an essential element of a broad and balanced curriculum. Offering playground adventure zones and expanding your classroom outdoors, has been found to engage pupils which has a positive impact on their concentration and behaviour. Look at how Leesland Primary School created such a space.

Secondary Schools

If your school is spread across a campus, you could provide a covered walkway to offer staff and pupils weather protection as they move around the grounds. The Carr Manor School walkway doubled up to keep the building cool in the summer months. Dining space is often at a premium, with pressure on indoor dining halls. Covered outdoor solutions can help ease this pressure. Hayling College used a large span canopy to maximise covers.

Higher Education

You could use our octagonal canopies to provide inspiring, all-weather social and breakout spaces to be used for teaching as well as during break time by staff and pupils. Arthur Mellows College utilised three octagonal canopies for use as an alternative, cost-effective way of delivering the curriculum for staff and pupils.

Further education

If the campus of your University requires bike shelters to house student’s and lecturer’s bikes safely, we have the perfect solution. The University of the West of England consulted us about their requirements to fulfil their taking part in the Better by Bike strategy. We designed, manufactured and installed a stylish and branded bike shelter.  Maybe staff and students have to walk between departmental buildings. Our covered walkways between buildings, like the walkways at Moorlands Theological College, offer weather protection while in-keeping with the college grounds and branding.

Sports in education

Providing outdoor, weather protected space for pupils to play sport is vital in maintaining health and wellbeing. Children and young adults need inspiration to participate in team sports. Our MUGAs provide the perfect, year-round solution as demonstrated at Grange Primary School. MUGAs can be flood lit to increase the usage time during winter months. They can also be hired out to sports teams, when not in use by yourselves, to form an additional income source. Read about more options on our Leisure page.

Education buildings

Perhaps you require more internal teaching space? As our client, you will receive a complete design and build service; guiding you from concept to design and construction. Check out the stunning timber framed sixth form building for Fairmead School.

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Reasons to use Fordingbridge

  • Over 50 years of industry experience
  • Full design and build service
  • Our in-house team will design bespoke solutions for your school or college
  • All of our structures are guaranteed for 25 years

“Our staff and pupils are thrilled with the canopies that Fordingbridge installed at our school. We now have large outside spaces that are protected from the elements and are used to enhance our pupils’ learning on a daily basis. The children are also able to play outside in all weathers and enjoy the freedom that this has created. The service we received from Fordingbridge was excellent, they fulfilled all their promises and deadlines and their installation team were extremely considerate in minimising any disruption to the school. We highly recommend the whole team at Fordingbridge.”
Katie Jarvis, Bersted Green Primary School

Education case studies

Brannel School

Brannel School

Steyning Grammar School

Steyning Grammar School

Freman College

Freman College

Buckland Sure Start Childrens Centre

Buckland Sure Start Childrens Centre

Vickerstown Primary School

Vickerstown Primary School

Barnham Primary School

Barnham Primary School

Butlers Court School

Butlers Court School

Lydlynch School

Lydlynch School

George Tomlinson School

George Tomlinson School

Cecil Road Primary School

Cecil Road Primary School

St Matthews Primary School

St Matthews Primary School

Grovelands Primary School

Grovelands Primary School

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