St Peter’s RC Primary, Rossendale

The school’s vision motto is to unlock potential with the keys of love, respect and friendship! 
In April 2021, St Peter’s RC Primary contacted ESP Play because they wanted make some improvements to their main playground.

Wickhambrook Primary Academy

ESP Play Were chosen by Wickhambrook academy to carry out a playground development within their early years outdoor play area.

Oakley Cross Primary School, West Auckland

Rainbow Forge Academy, Hackenthorpe

Carleton Park, Pontefract

Heasandford Primary School, Burnley

Heasandford Primary School, Burnley first contacted ESP Play in January 2019, they had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve but needed some help to develop the EYFS outdoor space.

Carr Hill Community Primary School

Carr Hill Community Primary School in Gateshead were very pleased with their playground refurbishment, please watch the glowing testimonial given in the video

Bolton Parish C of E Primary School

Bolton Parish C of E Primary School contacted ESP Play to transform an area of soil at the new site into an exciting extension of the early year’s classroom.

Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School, Pontefract

Orchard Head is a proud member of the Pontefract Academies Trust, which comprises of six primaries and two secondary schools all located within the Pontefract district. Orchard Head has around 350 pupils, including a thriving nursery.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Leeds

ESP Play were approached by Sacred Heart Catholic Primary school in March 2021 to provide advice on how to create a new outdoor EYFS play area for their pupils. Sacred Heart is a Catholic school is located in Leeds and is part of the St Gregory the Great Catholic Academy Trust.

Stephen Hawking School, London

Stephen Hawking school, London originally contacted ESP Play back in February 2019 with an ambitious intention to transform their outdoor play areas. The playgrounds contained endless accessibility and design flaws which made using the playground a risk assessment nightmare for staff. The school had a very clear vision with independent learning and sensory experience at the core.

Little Digmoor Primary School, Skelmersdale

Little Digmoor Primary School, Skelmersdale contacted ESP Play to help them transform a tired empty playground into an exciting outdoor area that would encourage and increase the activity levels throughout the school day using the PE and Sports Premium funding.

Seven Hills Primary School - Leeds

MUGA - KS1 and KS2 Play Area

ESP were invited into Seven Hills Primary School in Morley, Leeds to provide a design, specification and pricing for a new Multi Use Games area. The school wanted this to be installed within their school playground to provide high quality opportunities to play Football, Basketball and for general PE lessons.

Armfield Academy - Blackpool

Armfield Academy, Blackpool contacted ESP Play to create an outdoor area that would help with the development of the children’s gross motor skills, develop team building skills and improve movement.

The Rookeries School, Pontefract

A Truly Stunning EYFS Play Area

In 2020, the Pontefract Academies Trust decided to make a significant investment within the outdoor provision for EYFS at The Rookeries School. This was to help cater for more children as the school expanded to a one and half form entry.


Halfpenny Lane School, Pontefract

This EYFS Play Area Ticks all the Boxes

Halfpenny Lane School, West Yorkshire contacted ESP Play to help them develop their outdoor area to help encourage independent and inquisitive learning, with a huge emphasis on developing children's confidence and self-esteem.


Beckfoot Phoenix School, Keighley

Check out this SEN School Play Area designed and installed by ESP

During the summer of 2019, we were commissioned by Phoenix Beckfoot School in Keighley to transform their outdoor spaces into a fun, challenging and educational environments for their pupils. This was a complete transformation over a 6 week period.

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Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - Yarmouth

A case study of Play Areas for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

During the summer of 2016 we transformed a once run-down and drab play area into an exciting and vibrant place for play and learning. The transformation has turned the space into a fun area where children can enjoy their break time, allowing them to return to the classroom more focussed and ready to learn.

Gorton Primary School - Manchester

An Outstanding EYFS Play Area and KS1 Playground Development

Gorton Primary School wanted to create an outdoor area that matched the standard and ambition of the school buildings. It aimed to provide, from the outset, a safe, inclusive outdoor space that provided a wide range of opportunities for play, learning and sports and which consisted of high standard equipment that would endure.

Westbourne Primary School - Bradford

The WOW Factor was delivered for these Nursery and Reception Outdoor Play Areas

Check out one of our playground transformations from the summer, Westbourne Primary School, Bradford, completed in the summer holidays, they now have natural looking outdoor play equipment creating a fun and exciting EYFS play area - this outdoor provision now delivers all the key outdoor learning goals. Problem solving, communication and language development and much more!

Long Lee Primary School - Bradford

This outstanding playground at Long Lee Primary School now provides an outdoor provision that is set up and ready to use every day. It includes elements of our Wild Wood equipment, various playground surfacing, including block paving and artificial grass to give it an evergreen look all year round.

Warren Primary School - Nottingham

An Open Ended Play Area for the Development of Key Gross and Fine Motor Skills

The playground at Warren Primary School has been transformed into a fantastic little learning oasis. We removed old Wetpour surfacing and replaced it with artificial grass and installed new seating areas. In addition, we included various climbing equipment and den and mark making areas too.

Ivy Road Primary School - Gateshead

A Play Tower that is Fun, Exciting and Challenging for Children aged 3-5 year old

At Ivy Road Primary School, we transformed an unused area of grass at the school into a challenging bespoke play tower. It has been designed to challenge key skills, such as grip, balance, crawling and role-play.

Rainbow Forge Primary School - Sheffield

At Rainbow Forge Primary School, we installed this challenging and exciting FreeFlow trim trail package, with bonded rubber mulch safety surfacing and some additional playground markings to brighten up a bland tarmac playground. We had to meet the needs of both Key Stage 1 and 2 children, which our unique modular design does really well.

Collingwood Primary School - North Shields

We replaced a dated Wetpour surfacing at Collingwood Primary School with an artificial grass surfacing and a challenging FreeFlow package, which was designed to challenge the needs of all children at the school. Our modular, unique trim trail was the perfect solution, allowing a large number of children to play, without frustrating queues forming.

Glapton Primary Academy - Nottingham

A Stunning EYFS Outdoor Provision

The areas at Glapton Academy was predominantly grassed and relied on teachers setting up equipment and putting it away on a daily basis. We have transformed this area to create block-paving roadway, playground shelters and other role-play activities and various textured surfacing.

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Jubilee Primary Academy - Nottingham

Looking for Inspiration for your EYFS Play Area? This is a MUST SEE Case Study

The schools EYFS team had some very specific ideas and shared a wish list of needs. The school really liked a lot of the standard EYFS products ESP have available such as the Construction Zone, the Block Paving Roadway, Wild Wood and the Magnetic Water Wall.

Thurlstone Primary School - Sheffield

At Thurlstone Primary, it was really important that the school got this right and made the impact they required. The Headteacher also emphasised she needed a reliable contractor that she could trust to do a high quality and long lasting project.

Waverley Primary School - Newcastle

We were invited into Waverley Primary School in Newcastle to discuss a range of playground surfacing requirements. The existing Wetpour surface covered a huge area and had become very slippy and costly to maintain.

Edna G Olds Academy - Nottingham

At Edna G Olds Academy, the primary focus is upon exceptional teaching and learning provision ensures that pupils will flourish and get to realise their potential. The school ethos promotes high personal, social and moral values, independence, self-discipline and resilience.

Western House Academy - Slough

The redevelopment of Western House Academy’s reception playground took place as planned, on schedule and without disruption to the school. The new design has transformed the outdoor area.