What Our Customers Say…
We love getting feedback from our new and existing customers, this allows us to continuously develop new and exciting products and play spaces that evolve with the curriculum. We have worked with over 16,203 schools across the UK over the past 20 years with over 98% of customers happy to recommend our work, but don’t just take our word for it…
I cannot recommend Schoolscapes enough – from the patience, insight and knowledge of Dani in fine tuning our play area requirements on her visits to us here in Bude, to the efficiency of Di and the office team, to the beautiful, hardwearing quality of the items themselves – first class in every single area. We found the best and we’ve certainly received the best in top quality guidance and incredible items built to be used and to last.
Thank you so much from us all here in Poppy Class, Bude Primary ARB.
Thank you so much. It looks great and the children are getting used to the new set up. At drop off this morning there were 8 children playing chess and several groups sitting in the shelter- across the year groups.
Our pupils are enjoying the newly created Early Years area. We had a very short time frame and a strict budget for the project but Claire’s expertise and guidance was invaluable and we managed to achieve the look we had envisioned. There was a hold up with the laying of the artificial grass which was disappointing but the Schoolscapes staff dealt with this professionally. We have had some lovely comments from the parents and are looking forward to showing it off at our Open Day.
As a school, we are delighted with the service provided by Schoolscapes and their teams that completed the project, from planning the original concept to completing the installation over the summer holidays. Our new playground fitness equipment looks fantastic: it has been commented on positively by adults and parents and the children are extremely enthusiastic, wanting to use it at every opportunity. It has already had a clear impact on the awareness the children are showing in trying to adopt more healthy, active lifestyles, which was our main aim, alongside promoting more physical activity. I am also aware of many other schools who have been pleased with a similar service from Schoolscapes.
‘It was lovely to come back after half-term and see the equipment in place and seeing the surfacing completed on Monday, it just looks great! The feedback from the parents has been very positive and it’s caused lots of excitement. Thanks to your team for getting it all completed in time for our Summer Fair on Saturday.’
‘The children at St Paul’s Cray CE primary School are really benefiting from their newly designed playground. Schoolscapes have produced an attractive playground with an emphasis on developing their physical skills. The children, parents and staff are really pleased with the results. The playground has changed from a concrete playground to an exciting, new and attractive space for learning and play.’
‘Our new Early Years play area makes a fabulous colourful addition to our playground. The work was completed professionally and on time. We would definitely use Schoolscapes again. Thank you.’
‘We were delighted to be able to use our local playground company Schoolscapes in 2015 for our KS1 playground revamp. The results exceeded our expectations and did not hesitate in using them again for the replacement of our KS2 equipment. Their service is friendly, professional and their years of experience means they can offer exciting ideas on how to maximise the use of your space to make playtimes as active as possible.’
Following our great experience of Schoolscapes in 2016, we choose to use them again for our new Fitness Area. Jonny and his team fully designed our fitness area and gave us lots of advice. This has probably been one of the most popular purchases the school has ever made, as all of the children absolutely love to use it! It is very safe, so is unsupervised play at break times, allowing children the freedom to play and develop their fitness skills without fear of hurting themselves. Highly recommended – thank you!
We are very pleased. The garden looks lovely and the children are enjoying it.
Big change! Thanks for your input, we got there in the end!
We are delighted with our new play equipment and it has been used extensively by children throughout the school community to enhance their fitness and to encourage more diverse play opportunities. It really does look stunning and I know it is something that we will continue to enjoy for years to come.
Schoolscapes were a pleasure to work with, ensuring that every step of the planning and installation process was both smooth and professional and we hope to work with them again in the future.
Our work with Schoolscapes begun at planning stage – of our building as well as our playground! The company were happy to work off plan and were able to support with visualising what the spaces would look like and how they could complement the school building. They listened comprehensively to our requirements, and then designed the playgrounds which we now have.
Our EYFS playground encompasses all areas of the Early Years Curriculum; it successfully allows children to access the arts through music and performance spaces, physical exercise is encouraged with climbing areas, and we even have a bike track which the children love cycling round and round.
In our KS1 and 2 playground, we have a beautifully designed outdoor classroom and stage, as well as music area, climbing area and MUGA fencing. The equipment successfully provides interest for children of all ages, and is clearly built to last. We are thrilled with what our outdoor spaces now offer our pupils and thank Schoolscapes for all of their inspiring ideas.
Our children were involved in the process of designing the play equipment from the start. They really wanted the slide and the bridge and are overjoyed with result. When the construction team arrived at school there was great excitement and for a while the men had a large ‘fan club’ of 4 and 5 year olds who had lined up a row of chairs, and watched them whilst chanting ‘builders, builders, builders’.
The children have loved every moment of the construction and were very keen to go out each day (even though the weather was very inclement) to see what had changed since they went home.
They are thrilled with their ‘Adventure Fortress’ and again the area is a focus of play and learning in all of its forms within Early Years.
When undertaking such an important project within a programme of works to improve the outdoor learning environment, it was important to us to work with creative problem solvers who put the school’s needs first. We were able to stagger the works in line with different funding streams, so had the experience of two sets of installers, both were professional, friendly and hard work working. The initial salesperson was very friendly and listened to our requirements to produce a fantastic high quality fitness trail. The children love using it and the flooring surface means they can use it throughout the year.
Working with the Schoolscapes team has been an absolute pleasure. The work has been completed promptly and throughout all stages Schoolscapes has been professional and courteous in helping us get the perfect play area for our school. They have provided us with a high standard of customer support, and were able and willing to answer any of our queries.
Thanks to Schoolscapes the children at Carlton Road Academy get to enjoy a fantastic play area; the only difficultly the children are finding is choosing what to play on first!
We are really pleased with our new outdoor area, it’s great. Schoolscapes were a pleasure to deal with and we were able to discuss exactly what we wanted and make changes along the way. The products themselves look really high quality and set to last a long time. The children have been very excited using our new outdoor area and have enjoyed interacting with the musical panels. Parents and children alike have appreciated the seating and shelter and it has really smartened up the front of the school. The contractors who worked on site were brilliant and did a really professional job. All in all it has been a very positive experience and I would definitely recommend other schools get in contact with Schoolscapes when they need projects like this.
The pupils of Lancing College Prep School at Hove are delighted with their new adventure playground. The College was extremely satisfied with the excellent and patient design advice and guidance that we received from Claire, as well as the efficient and tidy installation crew who attended site in the summer. The product looks to be well designed and constructed, and with a rubber-much safety floor we have a facility that is just right for our pupils.
‘The children at Cranbourne Primary School would like to say a really big “Thank You” for our wonderful new playground equipment. It has been a real hit with the children!
The design process was effortless and the team took the time to go through our exact requirements and make great suggestions to get the most from the space. Seeing our designs visually before we committed to the final version was great too, giving a real sense of what we were getting.
We will certainly use Schoolscapes again in the future in selecting any further playground equipment and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other schools.’
‘We had a mismatch of equipment which was at the point of replacing. We wanted to have a playground surface that could be used throughout the year so that children maximised the time on the equipment. We choose equipment that was different from the local park and what was in our school before. We wanted a range of play – which supports social interaction (ie the tepee and den), imaginative play as well play equipment to challenge the adventurous.
The diversity means that the whole area is used and there is no queuing (apart from the slide). The space between the structures allows flow so that children can get to all equipment easily. There is enough variety to appeal to those super climbers and those that prefer more ground based fun. The children are really happy, engaged and so look forward to their time slot on the equipment!
Schoolscapes were excellent and gave realistic advice – a very good design which leapt out from the competitors. A good team of organisation and installation which went smoothly.’
Schoolscapes have just completed a wonderful bike track in our EYFS playground. The track has a bridge, a zebra crossing, grassed areas and a garage which all help encourage the children to talk, role play and ultimately adds to the fun! Throughout the process, design – installation, the company were great! The children now have a bright, engaging new playground to enjoy. We are now moving on to designing our KS2 playground which, without doubt, we will contact Schoolscapes to help us with.
I have been delighted to work with the team at Schoolscapes this year. Opening up a brand new second site, as part of a currently existing school is a daunting prospect, particularly when ensuring parity across both sites, the older of which has a great deal of rich playtime opportunity.
From design, to costing, ongoing customer care and installation, I have been delighted to work with Schoolscapes. The equipment provided is of a high quality, and during installation confirmation of all equipment’s locations, positions and more were discussed; very reassuring when you’re a fussy school leader like myself!
My sincere thanks to the team at Schoolscapes who I look forward to working with again.
Nanpean School pupils are thrilled with their new personalised Adventure Trail; they love the excitement and challenge it provides. Schoolscapes were very accommodating and professional throughout the whole process from design to installation. Pupils use the trail at break and lunchtimes on a house team rota which has freed up space on our busy playground. It’s great to provide new and exciting play experiences for pupils; the adventure trail effectively develops their balance, coordination and agility.
The team at Schoolscapes have been a joy to work with, from start to finish. From the first site visit, our consultant understood our needs and most importantly our budget. They spent the time to explain the different options available, how these would be of benefit to the children using the facilities, and how the process would work. This enabled us to make an informed decision that we were all very comfortable with. The visuals that we were presented with were of a very high standard and really helped to make an informed decision, with no pressure to complete at any point. The installation team was very polite and efficient.
The end result was a completely new playground, catering for a range of age groups, that our guests have been incredibly happy with. The team have been incredibly helpful throughout the process, and are always on hand with any queries that we may have. I would highly recommend Schoolscapes for any similar projects.
I would not hesitate to recommend Schoolscapes to other schools. From the initial planning stages through to on site build the team were professional and delivered to a high standard. The site was particularly tricky as it involved converting an unused slope area, to the side of our main playground, into a multi-use garden, seating, outdoor classroom area which will be used by pupils, staff and parents to learn, socialise and have quieter play and reflection.
We recently had our Quiet Area laid with Resin Bound Rubber by Schoolscapes. The children designed the pattern and the designers at Schoolscapes transformed them into our amazing new area!
We were very impressed with the speed at which it was laid and the helpfulness of all the staff who we had dealings with, and the children love the end result.
It looks amazing and is a fantastic place for children to play safely. Many thanks!
“All the resurfacing has been completed and the guys did a really great job. Everyone is really pleased with the new look of their outside areas.”
Schoolscapes worked closely with us at all stages of the playground plans. They listened to what we wanted and were able to suggest new and innovative ways of developing the space into the delightful and stimulating playspace we needed.
Children, staff, parents and governors were all able to contribute and share their ideas and gain a feeling of ownership of the completed project.
The impact on the whole community has been better than we could have expected.
Playtimes are now much calmer and the children engage in imaginative play using the different play structures, musical instruments, science resources and generally enjoying the more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing surfaces.
The children and kitchen staff are enjoying growing vegetables, herbs and edible flowers to enhance our school meals.
At the end of the school day it’s hard to get the parents to take the children home as the school grounds are better than the local park.
“We are very happy with the finished result – children, staff and parents are all smiling and relieved that our fund-raising efforts have paid off! The equipment is the right mix of ease and challenge for the different ages of children. The whole process of planning and installation worked effectively and we would be very happy to recommend Schoolscapes to other schools.”
“We were extremely happy with the service provided by Schoolscapes for this project. You were supportive and informative throughout, from the planning of the apparatus, the lottery grant process, to the actual installation.
The children in our Foundation year have been delighted with their new “Playship” and have been using it consistently since installation. Thank you for all your efforts.”
“Schoolscapes pointed us in the right direction for a seamless playground funding service where the support and time scales were met.
The enthusiasm for the project was tangible and we were offered full support from the beginning of the project to the end. The funding team they put us in touch with guided us through the grant application and helped us gather ideas for the project too. I would highly recommend Schoolscapes for any playground design you might be considering.
Products are excellent quality – built to last.
The installation team were great with the children: they showed them their drawings and shared the process willingly. Our nursery children donned their own hard hats and became builders. Lovely.”
“Both our school’s have used Schoolscapes for numerous projects. Each time the service, from initial planning right through to design and installation, have been of a high standard. Every employee that we have worked with has been polite and extremely helpful. The products themselves are beautifully designed, sturdy and professionally installed. Would highly recommend Schoolscapes to anyone.”
Gregg White – Facilities Manager
Schoolscapes has been a joy to work with and our new playground is fantastic. The team was very flexible with meeting our specific needs throughout the whole process, from design to completion.
We are very pleased with the service we received from Schoolscapes from our first meeting and through the whole process up to and including installation. Any questions we had along the way were answered swiftly by helpful and knowledgeable staff. The whole process was very efficient including planning discussions with the Play Consultant, concerning our needs and what we could afford within our budget. The equipment itself looks great and the children were so excited to use it! It has already helped to support their learning and engagement.
We were looking at developing our outside space for Foundation Stage and thinking about how we can utilise it more creatively and effectively.
We had an area that was in need of renovation. It had a wild, forest feel but maintaining it was a real challenge. After seeing work that Schoolscapes had done in one of our neighbouring schools, we were keen to seek advice and look at ideas for developing this area.
The initial consultation and drawings were done quickly and to the specifications we had discussed. We had time to think and make changes as well as discussing future projects.
The work was finished on time and to a really high standard. We are ALL delighted and looking forward to working with Schoolscapes on our next project.
Schoolscapes have helped us to acquire a grant to enable us to achieve our vision in providing our children a wonderful outdoor learning environment, which will be continuously growing. Thank You for all at Vandyke Preschool.
I would like to thank all the team at Schoolscapes for transforming our playground. It is now a wonderful space where the children are able to play socially, creatively and imaginatively.
Thank you for your superb design and patience in enabling us to create the best possible space for the children. We have seen the impact of your creation on the children instantly. They are able to play with the sensory resources of the sand and water which is so beneficial for all our pupils. The gardening provision is already transforming our ability to enable the pupils to grow and care for plants in the fantastic planters that I know will stand the test of time. Most of all the space is now transformed into an area that encourages independent play, contributing to the development of the social skills of the children, encouraging friendships, which in turn has raised their self-esteem and confidence.
The quality of the products is superb and will provide a lifetime of pleasure for many years to come for children who will be placed in our school.
The funding service for the grant application has been simply incredible allowing our school to benefit from a substantial grant. This process was made so easy by your team and the success of the application is proof of your funding team’s expertise.
The installation team were great. They were reliable and the job was completed at the time agreed. Being able to have it installed in the summer holidays meant the pupils return to school in September was so exciting. The children have spent many hours now enjoying their new space and will continue to benefit and enjoy the space for many years to come.
Thank you once again for your time, patience and expertise in enabling us to create such a wonderful outdoor learning space and playground for our pupils.
We would like to recommend Schoolscapes to other schools looking for a quality company to develop their outdoor learning space.
We have been very pleased with the whole process from start to finish. The initial salesperson had lots of ideas without being pushy and from there the designs were created. Schoolscapes were without doubt the most creative company in their approach.
Once the funding had been finalised, the equipment was fitted in an efficient and smooth way, with the fitters being very professional in their attitude and work ethic. Now the equipment is completed, the children love it and are desperate for when it is their day to use it!
It was the first time I have had the responsibility of organising a large project in school for our Key Stage 1 playground. After a number of site visits from other companies, Schoolscapes promptly provided me with a quality image of what our new equipment would look like in our school location.
Working with Schoolscapes has been a refreshing experience. Their communication has been excellent from the initial site visit through to the completion of the project and the installation teams demonstrated a real understanding of working in a school environment. We are delighted with our new playground equipment which has been designed to meet our requirements, incorporating the right level of challenge and range of activities for all our Key Stage 1 children.
The Schoolscapes design team worked very closely with us to ensure we ended up with a design and range of products that matched our individual needs.
The installation team were superb. They used their obvious experience to guide us through making the final on-site decisions that ensured we were completely happy with the end product.
I was thoroughly impressed by how Schoolscapes managed the one problem we encountered during the project. They took ownership of the issue and ensured that the end result exceeded our expectations.
We are all over the moon with our ‘Beacon Towers’ The children absolutely love it. I just wanted to put a word in too for the two gentlemen from Sheffield who came in to build the tower, they did a brilliant job, and they worked really hard getting it done in just a day and half.
We would recommend you to other schools and nurseries in the future.
Thank you as well for all your help in the office, you have been very helpful and supportive all the way.
We are very pleased with the service we have received from Schoolscapes from the very first meeting and through the whole process up to and including installation. Everyone has been very helpful and have been able to answer any queries that we have had. This has all helped to make the project go smoothly.
The equipment itself looks great and the children are very excited about using it! It will definitely will make a huge difference to them.
Awbridge Primary School just wanted to say that we had excellent service from Schoolscapes, you really looked after us from the initial site visit right through to the finish of the installation.
Thank you so much for the brilliant service and equipment that you have provided for our special school playground. The installation was stress free and the men worked exceptionally hard and were extremely professional and helpful every step of the way.
Schoolscapes provide a professional service from start to finish and beyond for St Margaret’s Lee CE Primary School. With a clear understanding of what works well in schools, as well as taking into account school specific requests, Schoolscapes have helped us develop our playground significantly.
When in the process of installing an outdoor stage we approached a few different firms but were instantly impressed with the plans and costing provided by Schoolscapes.
We got quotes from a number of different companies for our playground development but chose Schoolscapes for several different reasons. Firstly, at the initial meeting to gain a quote the representative was very knowledgeable about the product he was selling.
Very pleased with the finished product, excellent quality and finish. Workmen were polite and hardworking and worked well with the school staff.
Stoke Row Primary School is a small rural school in South Oxfordshire. We had a small hard earned budget to replace the school playground equipment which had been removed a couple of years earlier. We were very impressed by Schoolscapes, who were very knowledgeably and offered many practical and sensible solutions to maximise and achieve the most out of our limited budget. The team were always quick to respond to queries and ensured we were completely happy with our final quote. We were pleased that the excellent service we had received, prior to placing our order, carried on throughout the project. The installation team kept us informed of progress and the crews who put the playground and surfacing in, kept the area tidy and secure. There were a few unexpected hick ups which were dealt with promptly and professionally. Best of all, the playground equipment went in on schedule and we are delighted with the results.
The install team were polite, friendly and helpful at all times whilst on site.
The team at Schoolscapes Head office always called us back quickly and dealt with our questions in a polite and professional manner.
They are very pleased with the all the existing work to date and look forward to doing further business with them in the future.
“The installation team were very professional whilst on site at the school.
The school and children are very happy with the new equipment as it looks great, blends in to the natural surroundings and makes use of a bank that could not be used productively prior to the new unit being fitted. Thank you to all the Schoolscapes team involved”.
‘I was thrilled with Schoolscapes! Their professional and helpful manner was great at the start of the project to help us with our plans. The chaps who installed the boat were friendly and very understanding (I have a touch of OCD and I wanted it ‘just so’!) And now we are the proud owners of a fabulous pirate ship which the children are playing on daily! Parents and staff agree it is top quality. Thank you’
We have used Schoolscapes for our last two projects, the team are helpful, supportive and produce excellent visual plans (which certainly helped when I was applying for funding for the projects) to help you make the right choices and decisions. The work is carried out professionally and efficiently with brilliant results. Our children have had so much fun using all the equipment we have had installed it has made a huge difference to their well being, learning and social skills.
The real value in all this investment is watching the children as they learn, play and grow in an atmosphere of fun and cooperation.
‘We chose Schoolscapes from a number of other manufacturers because we were impressed with their product and their ideas, and we weren’t disappointed. The team was receptive to the suggestions we’d collected from students and staff, and imaginatively incorporated them into their finished design and turned them into a stunning reality. The result is a phenomenally popular facility that the youngsters absolutely love and play times have never been better!’
‘From start to finish the service was great, everyone was very helpful in recommending products and making sure we got the best / most equipment for our money.’
‘The pupils have loved the product and the teachers have found great educational value from the activities planned.’
‘As our lovely school has grown bigger, the playground hasn’t. We wanted to transform an under-utilised and awkward space into a fun and exciting extension to our playground where children could enjoy running, climbing, problem solving and letting off steam, but we had no idea where to start. Nick from Schoolscapes conducted a thorough consultation with us taking into account our ideas and budget and pieced these with imaginative solutions of his own. We quickly received well designed and exciting plans which we were able to show to the school council, governors, parents and staff. The plans suited both our needs and budget and we were very happy to be able to proceed.
The installation team were an absolute pleasure to have in school and the craftsmanship was exemplary, as was the work of the surface layers.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with ‘Schoolscapes’ on all aspects of the project. Right through from the administration, design process, to the installation and now the aftercare, ‘Schoolscapes’ have proved themselves to be second to none. I would have absolutely no hesitation in using Schoolscapes again and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in providing children with exciting, enjoyable and safe play equipment.’