Ascot Shelters

Strong, Colourful and UV Resistant Canopies

Ascot Shelters are a superb way of increasing your usable outdoor playground area in all weather. Canopies are a permanent structure that allows children more time outdoors shaded from the sun, and sheltered from the rain. We can also integrate a range of fixed and temporary sides including motorised and manual vertical awnings, roll-up side curtains with or without clear vision PVC window panels,  and clad timber walls to provide additional protection from the elements.

As a standard we use industry-leading 100% solution dyed acrylic 290 g/m² for our membranes. Fabrics feature Cleangard technology; a special dirt-resistant and water-resistant treatment. These fabrics have exceptional performance with resistance to tearing, fading and mould. Membranes provide exceptional protection by blocking up to 100% of harmful UV rays and over 90% 0f solar heat transmission, depending on the chosen colour. As with any of our acrylic membranes, we can also print text and logos onto the roof and side screens.


Ascot Shelter






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Full width roof windows

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Side screens

Ascot with Decking

Decking with or without balustrade

Decking with or without balustrade

Ramps and steps

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Roof windows


Shade Sails

Shade Sails are a stylish and striking alternative to awnings and umbrellas, giving a superb visual effect.

Posts can be in metal or timber to blend in with the environment and existing buildings can be used via bracket connection if suitable.

Our sails are manufactured to order in a variety of shapes, sizes and fixing options. We can produce standard squares, rectangles and triangles, or alternatively maximise the coverage in your area with custom polygonal shapes.


Small Square 3x3m, supported by timber or steel posts

Medium Square 5x5m, supported by timber or steel posts

Giant Square Up to 10x10m, supported by steel posts

Equilateral Triangle

90° Angle Triangle

Triangular Shade Sail
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We use Soltis 86 for our shade sails which blocks up to 93% of the heat. Packed with globally patented technology this engineered textile is the undisputed market leader for quality shade sails.


Glatz Giant Umbrellas

Outdoor For Schools is the UK’s only approved dealer of Glatz products. Glatz is a brand synonymous with quality, manufacturing umbrellas in Switzerland since 1895. We have been in partnership for over 15 years in recognition of their culture of development and betterment to maintain their status as the best in the industry. Umbrellas can be installed with in-ground foundation, or weighted freestanding bases, and with a range of options and accessories including integrated heat and LED lighting.

Strong, Colourful and UV Resistant Umbrellas.

With giant umbrellas, you can create a stimulating, colourful focus for nursery play areas, a calm and cool environment for rest or reading in the playground or forest school, or as a practical outdoor communal or dining area.

If you have an existing parasol at your site, we also service, repair and recover all brands of umbrellas.


Fabric Colours

UV 50+ Protection

Granite Base

Branding Options

Boxer seat


Lounge seat

Fortello Mechnism

Easy to Operate


LED Lights and Infra Red Heaters


Stobag Terrace Awnings

Strong, Colourful and For All Weathers

Stobag Terrace Awnings are ideal for schools, providing shade in fine weather and shelter in rain. We are the UK’s only approved dealer of Stobag products – a leading international manufacturer of solid, innovative and durable sun and weather protection systems based near Zurich Switzerland.

RAL 9016

RAL 9010

RAL 9001

RAL 1013

RAL 3004

RAL 6005

RAL 7016

RAL 9004

RAL 9006

RAL 9007

Frame colours

  • Wide variety of frame colours ranging from neutral colours to brighter options to compliment the aesthetics of your school environment and the look you want to achieve.
  • Our fabric colours are available in neutral tones, perfect for forest schools or natural conservation areas, bright colours for playgrounds.
  • Combine awnings with heat and light solutions for a very versatile playground solution.
  • Free design and consultation service.
  • We fit wind sensors to all our awnings to retract the cover in high winds to protect your people and your investment.

Variety of Fabric Colours


Glazed Shelters

Make your outdoor area a warm and cosy space in the winter, and refreshingly inviting in the summer months. Whether you need shade in the summer or heat in the winter, the design is adaptable to allow you to adjust your outdoor area to suit whatever the weather throws at you, keeping children and teachers protected and comfortable.

Our fixed shelters are manufactured from robust powder-coated aluminium or steel. For the roof, we can use laminated safety glass which – in the event of a breakage – holds the glass in place until a replacement piece can be fitted. This solution provides year-round protection against the sun, rain, wind and snow. If the sun is too hot, an optional integrated awning can provide cooling shade at the touch of a button.

  • A range of enclosure options including windows, doors, fixed and sliding glass.
  • Side screening options include drop arms and vertical awnings.
  • Optional integrated retractable awning for shade on hot days to maintain a comfortable temperature inside or beneath.
  • Wide variety of frame colours ranging from neutral colours to brighter options to compliment the aesthetics of your school environment and the look you want to achieve.
  • Scope for integration of heat & LED lighting into the structure for use in all conditions.

Polycarb Shelters

Made to measure for your space.

Polycarbonate shelters are a cost-effective, flexible solution to transforming an outdoor space, providing a comfortable, sheltered area for children to learn, play and dine.

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We only use premium aluminium core glazing bars and 16mm multi-wall roof sheets for quality and longevity. Alternatively, we can use solid polymer roofing sheets to give a fully transparent solution replicating the look and feel of glass. Solid sheeting also gives a wider range of colour options for areas wishing to create a sensory experience.

The framework can be constructed from sustainably sourced timber and finished in natural, tinted and solid colour exterior grade stains and paints. Alternatively, we can produce a framework using powder-coated aluminium or steel if required.

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Whatever Your Requirements, We Can Help

Whether you need inspiration or have in mind exactly what you want, we will bring your ideas to life with the help of our experienced school sales consultants and design team.

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