Parent Waiting Shelters

Parents are very often at the mercy of the weather as they drop their children off at the start and pick them up at the end of each day.

As a result, more-and-more nurseries, schools and colleges are installing school shelter canopies, which offer protection from the elements throughout the year. They also minimise congestion around entrances and in corridors.

What’s more, pick-up times are busy periods for schools and installing a dedicated waiting shelter creates a designated waiting point for parents.

Our wall-mounted and freestanding parent waiting shelters are delivered using our bespoke design, manufacturing and installation service. They’re also based on our industry-leading site-specific calculations, which provide you with peace of mind your canopy is fit for purpose and built to withstand the test of time. And they can be made to any size and colour-matched to your existing branding/buildings too.

Benefits of school shelter canopies

Education parent waiting canopies provide parents with designated areas they can wait and be shielded from the wintry weather, as well as the sun’s UV rays, thanks to the Melinex gel-coated roof.

Thanks to our bespoke expertise, we can install wall-mounted parent waiting canopies that are safely and securely attached to surrounding walls. This is an ideal option if space is limited or if you want to make sure your waiting canopy incorporates minimum obstructions.

While our freestanding parent waiting canopies can be situated away from other buildings, as they do not need to be attached to other structures for support, keeping corridors and entrances free at the start and end of each day. And they can also be designed so that the supporting posts are positioned at the back, minimising the risk of obstruction and fully opening up the space beneath.


School shelter canopies provide parents with all-year round protection from the weather as they wait at the school gate. Here are some examples of our parent waiting shelters.

Product Options:

Freestanding Waiting Canopies

Wall-mounted Waiting Canopies

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Available Systems:

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Our Connekt canopy system is a modular system and can be any length – you can even add to it in the future. It is highly versatile and hugely popular, with no limit to how it projects. It is suitable for all outdoor areas, and the cantilevered option is 100% self-supporting.

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