School Canopies

Create the extra teaching, dining, studying, playing or learning space you need by installing a high quality outdoor canopy.

With average classroom sizes steadily on the rise, school canopies are increasingly being used to provide pupils and teachers with much-needed additional space.

Available in all sorts of sizes, freestanding or wall-mounted, our range of canopies for school buildings are used to create so many sheltered spaces, such as:

  • Outdoor learning and play zones
  • Walkways
  • Study
  • Dining areas

We can also create a bespoke canopy that’s perfectly matched to a specific school’s needs. Our range of canopies can be colour-matched to the surrounding environment or school colours and offer protection from the wind, rain and snow, as well as the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Melinex gel-coated roof.

Outdoor learning canopies

Outdoor classrooms are increasingly being used by nurseries and schools to tap into the benefits of outdoor learning.

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Play area canopies

Our school playground shelters enable children to play outdoors in the wind, rain or shine, all-year round.

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Parent waiting canopies

Weatherproof parents’ waiting times by installing a school shelter canopy that can provide shelter in the wind, rain or shine.

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Education outdoor dining canopies

The education world is using our canopies to turn underused outdoor areas into much-needed dining space.

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Education entrance canopies

Entrance canopies are a hugely effective way of making a good first impression, as well as providing shelter from the weather.

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Education covered walkways

Our covered walkways provide shelter from building-to-building and are available as freestanding and wall-mounted structures.

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Education sport spectator canopies

Our sports area canopies are used to weatherproof spectator zones from wintry weather, as well as the sun’s harmful rays.

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Education car park canopies

Our car park canopy systems are designed to further protect staff, pupils, parents and visitors from the weather.

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The right canopy for your needs

Tailored to your requirements using our bespoke canopy design, manufacturing and installation service, our high quality range of canopies for schools are created with one thing in mind – to 100% meet your needs. And thanks to our industry-leading site-specific calculations, we can guarantee your canopy is the right solution and withstands the test of time.

All of our canopies for school buildings come with a ten-year installation and labour guarantee, as standard, providing you with peace of mind that you are buying a product that’s built to last. They can be also purchased using flexible payment plans too.


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What are school canopies?

School canopies attach to or stand alongside school buildings to create covered areas that can be used to create valuable additional space. The space offered by a canopy can be used for anything from extra playing space to a dedicated, covered dining area, and more.

We have a wide range of canopies to choose from, all offering a high quality and long lasting solution to the need for more outdoor sheltered space.

The benefits of a high school canopy

A canopy at your high school, early years school or college allows you to increase your teaching or leisure space. Just some of the benefits include…

  • A safe environment for children and young people to learn or socialise outdoors while being sheltered from the elements
  • Outdoor learning is proven to benefit development in young people
  • They are versatile, and can be used to solve a number of different problems, from lack of dining space to the need for additional learning space
  • They increase the number of sheltered areas students can use during break times
  • They offer year-round protection; from rain or high winds in winter months to offering shelter from the sun’s UV alongside some much-needed shade in summer
  • Canopies are a great alternative to a full extension

School canopy prices

At Canopies UK, we offer a wide range of school canopies to solve a host of different problems. As all of our canopies are completely bespoke, prices will vary depending on your school’s specific needs and requirements.

If you’d like a specific quote for your site that’s completely tailored to you, we offer a free survey. Simple fill in the form and a member of our friendly team will be in touch to confirm a survey appointment.

If you’d like more general advice or would like to talk through the options available to you, you can get in touch using our contact form, call us or drop us an email.

Case Studies

Castleford Academy needed a canopy to link different school buildings and create a covered walkway. Our solution means bad weather is no longer a concern when moving between classrooms.

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We installed a glass roof canopy over a newly developed play area for Gresham’s Nursery and Pre-Prep School. The canopy had to complement the school’s historic architecture while adding a modern edge.

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Highgate Wood Secondary School got in touch as they needed sheltered space for outdoor dining. Our bespoke canopy system helps the school with overcrowding during break and lunchtimes.

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View more of our case studies and see how our canopies are helping so many organisations get more from their outdoor space, from early years schools through to colleges.

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Want to explore the options for your nursery, school or college? Take a look at our canopies that have been specifically designed for the education industry.

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For more information about our canopies and the options available to you, download our brochure.

The process, from our first discussions with the sales team about design and cost through to erection of the canopy was flawless. We have used Canopies UK in three of our Trust schools now and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Bob R W Moorhouse MBE BSc (Hons), Chief Operating Officer, Framingham Earl High School


We’re passionate about sharing our wealth of school canopy knowledge with you. Discover a range of useful resources, from our downloadable funding guide to outdoor play guides and more.

Funding Your Canopy


Do you need the funds to get the canopy you want? Download our free guide for details of our popular payment plans, the benefits of spreading payments, and a list of handy grants for education.

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Get Help Planning


Taking learning outside of the classroom has so many benefits, so read our handy guide to find out how you can begin incorporating it into your lessons.

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Outdoor Play For Early Years


Discover our downloadable look book to find out how disused outdoor space can be transformed and made the most of, with inspiring examples.

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