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Shade Sails for Schools

A&S Landscape specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of Shade Sails for schools throughout the UK.

Extensive School Shade Sail Range

We work with a huge number of schools across the country, supplying and installing shade sails to Nursery and Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Academies, Universities and Colleges. Whilst technically shade sails are fabric sails suspended to offer shade the term ‘shade sail’ has become an umbrella term (excuse the pun!) for tensile fabric structures of many kinds which we group in our Maxima range and come in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes. See our shade sails page for more information.

The Need for Shade in Schools

Children spend almost half their childhood at school, with approximately eight hours per week spent outdoors. During the hotter months of the year children are exposed to UV radiation from the sun, the majority of which is when UV penetration is at its strongest. Without adequate protection, a child’s delicate skin can burn within minutes, causing irreparable damage. This can significantly increase their risk of developing skin cancer in later life. However, SKCIN believe that it’s not just parents who have a responsibility to ensure their children are equipped to protect themselves against UV during school hours. We believe that schools also have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their pupils, which includes working with both pupils and their parents to not just ensure children have access to sun protection measures, but that they are actively educated annually on the importance of sun safety.

Shade Sails for Schools - Design Options

  • Maxima Tepee
Ideal as a standalone structure the Maxima Tepee is available in standard modular sizes from 3 metres up to a massive 15 metres and with many multiple unit possibilities. These colourful units are manufactured in galvanised and PPC steel and boast integral gutter system and waterproof, UV resistant and fire retardant fabric.

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  • Shade Sails
The Sail from Maxima is an economical and eye-catching Shade Sail design to enhance any area and available in an unlimited number of shapes, configurations and colours.

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  • Maxima Star Sail
The StarSail from Maxima is a spectacular combination of a Shade Sail and Umbrella design around a centre post, a trendy new and innovative design the StarSail promotes a cool and breezy look.

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  • Maxima Umbrella
The Maxima Umbrella is a stunning commercial-grade product normally supplied with waterproof PVC fabric, this solid and beautiful design is ideal for covered seating areas and waiting areas.

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  • Tewkesbury Dining Motiva Duo Canopy
The ‘Duo’ is our duopitch (symmetric) curved roof variant - this is where both sides are at the same height, the most common configuration for standalone structures or structures against low roofline buildings. Widths of 8000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features. Ideal for covered walkways or play areas.

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  • Motiva Linear Entrance Canopy
The ‘Linear’ is our monopitch (asymmetric) straight roof variant - this is where one side is higher than the other, the standard configuration for canopies located against building elevations but also used for many applications including walkways, waiting and seating areas. Widths of 6000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features.

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  • Motiva Wave
The ‘Wave’ is a monopitch or duopitch roof variant, with all the benefits of our standard designs but with a new and funky look. This is a good solution for buildings with low rooflines, where a standalone unit is required or where you need a canopy with that added wow factor.

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  • Green Motiva Shutter Canopy
Adding shutters provides additional value giving covered play during the day and secure storage at night. Our electrically operated roller shutter doors, available up to 7500mm width can be added to any of our Motiva products and our Maxima Tepee. Also available for other applications such as security for doors and windows.

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School Shade Sail Applications

Schools catering for younger children including Infant Schools, Playgroups and Nurseries, often require an outdoor covered play area to ensure free flow play is possible in all weathers. They also provide additional outdoor teaching space, allowing teaching to be extended into the playground whatever the weather. A covered teaching area, providing all-weather protection is just one of the many benefits of waterproof shade sails for schools.

A school shade sail can provide staff and pupils with protection from the sun and shade from the rain, transforming previously unused areas into the perfect outdoor learning area, dining area or social space. Our high-quality shade sails are suitable for a wide range of uses including:

  • Playground shade sail
  • Nursery shade sail
  • Dining area shade sail
  • Play area shade sail
  • Covered seating area
  • Play equipment shade

Shade Sails for Schools Prices

A&S Landscape offers a full range of shade sails for schools ensuring we have something for every budget. Prices will vary with shade sail sizes, the location of your school, ground surface and other site-specific factors. Please contact us for further information.

Bespoke Shade Sails for Schools

Offering a bespoke service allows us to manufacture our shade sails to suit your school, each shade sail, covered walkway or shade sail is different and we can manufacture to suit the site and application.


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