Case Studies

If you are looking for playground equipment for schools, this page provides endless examples of outstanding playground designs and installations.
  • Steeple Bumpstead Primary School , Suffolk

    Steeple Bumpsteads’ executive headteacher contacted ESP after completing works at another one of her schools. The vision was to explore the 7 areas of learning through play using their outdoor space to the best possible way.

  • Laureate Primary School, Suffolk

    Laureate Primary school are an existing customer of ESP PLAY. We have worked with the school on two projects before, so it was a no brainer when they contacted ESP for a site visit to look at their EYFS area.

  • The Nest Day Nursery & Pre-School, Brighton

    We were contacted by the Nursery owner in Early January as she was interested in our Wild Wood range.

  • Girton Day Nursery, Cambridgeshire

    Girton Day Nursery are a small nursery based in Cambridgeshire. They invited ESP PLAY to their site to measure the area and design an active and engaging playground to cater for all ages within their nursery.

  • St Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield

    Through the whole school community, St Patrick’s exudes a real warmth and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Their aim is to provide every opportunity in a Christian environment for their children to emerge as confident, articulate and independent young people

  • Brightstars Day Nursery School, Bedfordshire

    Brightstars day nursery who are based in Bedfordshire contacted ESP PLAY for a design and quotation.The nursery were restricted to a very small garden area and a tight budget.

  • New Road Primary School, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

    The school contacted ESP PLAY for a new playground markings design that targeted high physical activity levels and improve behaviour at lunchtimes.

  • Stockenchurch Primary School, High Wycombe

    Working to a specific budget, we were able to remove the existing trail, provide a 12 piece trim trail and add a new safety surface under the equipment making the area useable once more for the children to enjoy for years to come.

  • Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    The project was conceived through formal discussions with the trust board. From this, Bilsthorpe was identified as priority works forming part of a three-year development plan set out by the trusts asset team.

  • St Bonaventures Catholic Primary, Bristol

    The client was keen extend the footprint of the zone which which was essentially a ledge on a hillside. Retaining shrubbery and planting, where possible and replanting where necessary.

  • Abbey Woods Primary School, Oxfordshire

    Take a look at this amazing new EYFS area based in Oxfordshire! From a dark, tired early years provision to a bright and engaging playground!

  • Waterbeach Community Primary School, Cambridge

    Waterbeach contacted ESP PLAY to design an engaging bespoke FreeFlow package with safety surfacing for their KS1 & KS2 children to use during play times and lunch times.

  • This New Playground in Leeds at Bardsey Primary School is Outstanding

    ESP PLAY met with the Headteacher and the Gorse Academies Trust estates team to discuss how to develop the outdoor playground / outdoor provision within early years. The school and the trust identified a need to invest in the existing early years playground to improve the outdoor learning experience and to meet those critical early learning goals required to prepare the children for the national curriculum.

  • Kings Hedges Primary School , Cambridgeshire.

    Kings Hedges Primary school is based in the county of Cambridgeshire. It is one of the largest primary schools in Cambridgeshire. The school enquired about removing some of their old equipment and replacing their flooring with new purple wetpour.

  • Hawkhurst CofE Primary School Playground in Kent

    Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School is a lovely village primary school for 4-11 year olds located in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The Headteacher, Jodie, contacted us as she was looking to develop the EYFS area, particularly the surfacing which was mostly tarmac with some random cuts of artificial grass that were causing trip hazards.

  • Portheleven Primary School, Cornwall

    Porthleven School is 1 of 16 Schools in the Crofty Multi Academy Trust and is located in Helston, Cornwall for children aged 3-11.Duncan (executive head) was seeking advise on how best to uplift their EYFS space. Whilst the area was well presented and exhbited natural areas for zoning, opportunities for play and learning were restricted to non-fixed resource.

  • Take a Look at this New Trim Trail at Primrose Hill Primary School in Salford

    Primrose Hill Primary got in touch with ESP Play via the website by submitting a general enquiry, one of our customer care team members then contacted the school to arrange for our representatives to visit the school and discuss the project in more depth.

  • Newtown Primary School Playground in Carlisle

    Newtown school is a warm, safe environment, where all children are encouraged to be the best they can be. Their children are at the heart of every decision they make. They want to provide the best education for their children, making learning fun and meaningful, whilst developing their knowledge and skills.

  • A Stunning Playground Installation in Burnley at St James’ Lanehead CofE Primary School

    Jade, the School Business Manager, attended the LASBM conference back in 2019 where she met our North West Consultant. She explained that the school had a large field area that they wanted to develop over phases and in particular they wanted to add some climbing equipment onto the banking area to be used by their KS1 pupils.

  • Raeburn Primary School, Bromborough, Wirral

    Raeburn is a larger than average primary school nestled in the heart of Bromborough on the beautiful Wirral Peninsula. They are very much a school that is at the heart of the community and they pride themselves on the good relationships that exist between their families and the school.

  • Moss Valley Primary Academy Playground in Salford

    Moss Valley Primary Academy is part of the Kings Academy Trust, it is a friendly and caring school where the children are kind, happy and hard working. They have an extremely dedicated staff team who work hard to ensure they provide world class learning opportunities to the children of Irlam.

  • Thomasson Memorial Special School, Lancashire

    Thomasson Memorial is a day school for deaf children aged from 2 – 16, it provides a caring, secure and supportive environment in which all children are respected and encouraged to develop to their full potential.

  • James Brindley Community Primary School, Manchester

    Keeley, the School Business Manager at James Brindley Community Primary School called ESP Play after seeing the equipment we had previously installed at St Paul’s C of E Primary in Worsley, Manchester.

  • St Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School, Preston

    St Mary and Michael Catholic Primary called ESP Play because they wanted some markings that would increase the physical activity in the playground.

  • Harrytown High School, Romiley, Stockport

    The school had an area of natural grass that had been worn away due to the footfall from the students, as a result the area was muddy and the students were bringing the mud into the school with them after break and lunchtimes.

  • Russells Hall Primary School , Dudley West Midlands

    To enhance a wooded area in the EYFS school grounds with the objective of making the space accessible all year round. This zone accounts for 2/3rds of the play zone and as such was exposed to heavy footfall

  • Kingsley School Playground in Devon

    The existing equipment had been condemned and removed, leaving a redundant play space which was laid to loose fill rubber crumb. The crumb was regularly having to be inspected and replenished so a zero-maintenance surface solution was sought by the client.

  • Dovers Green School, Surrey

    Dovers Green School which is one of six schools in the Greensand Multi Academy Trust is a three-form entry infant school located in Reigate, Surrey. In early 2022 the school contacted us for assistance with a funding bid they were putting into the Council.

  • Dunraven School Playground in London

    Dunraven School (part of Dunraven Educational Trust) Is an all through school for 4-18 year olds and are one of very few schools to hold Platinum Artsmark Status. They have an on-going journey to achieve ‘Excellence for All’. Their next challenge is to ensure that Dunraven raises these high standards as they aim to become an ‘outstanding’ school.

  • Salmestone Primary School, Kent

    Their mission is to "Shape the Future of Young Minds." They want to give the children the academic and interpersonal skills they need to succeed in life. The school have completed numerous upgrades and the outdoor space was just one of them.

  • Radley Primary School are Climbing New Heights

    Radley Church of England Primary School is a happy, vibrant and exciting place to learn, where the children make them proud of their responsible, positive and caring attitudes every day.

  • Windrush Primary School, Oxfordshire

    Windrush Primary school based in Oxfordshire contacted ESP PLAY because their EYFS area needed some shade and shelter from all weathers.

  • Beckley CofE Primary School, Oxfordshire

    The multi academy trust got in contact with ESP and asked if we could quote for a larger trim trail project and new safety surface. The ESP team designed a bespoke trail that targeted the children’s upper body, lower body and core strength.

  • Biggleswade Primary Academy, Hertfordshire

    Biggleswade Academy based in Hertfordshire is an independent, state-funded Academy providing truly comprehensive education and wraparound care for children aged 2-13.

  • Higham-on-the-Hill CE Primary School, Coventry

    Higham on the Hill CE Primary part of Rise Multi Academy Trust originally reached out to ESP following on from an independent playground inspection carried out on their existing trim trail. It had failed on numerous counts, resulting in the structures being condemned.

  • Burnley Stoneyholme Community Primary School, Lancashire

    The school wanted to brighten up the Year 1 Playground. The area had a section of wetpour that was deteriorating so the school wanted to remove this and resurface the space with artificial grass.

  • Broadoak Primary School, Manchester

    Broadoak Primary School was originally two separate schools. The Junior school opened in June 1970 and the Infant school in April 1972. Their aim is to provide all children with meaningful and engaging learning experiences that will prepare them for life in the 21st century.

  • Blackmoor Park Junior School Playground in Liverpool

    Blackmoor Park Junior School is a vibrant, inclusive school where they are committed to providing a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment in which they can nurture the achievements of every child.

  • Scraptoft Day Nursery Playground in Leicester

    Scraptoft Day Nursery which is situated in impressive grounds presented very little structured play and opportunity for children to utilise the space all year round.

  • Little Gaddesden CofE Primary School, Berkhamsted

    Little Gaddesden CofE Primary School is a small rural primary school. They were looking to update their tired playground equipment and develop new areas of interest for the children. As they are in a rural setting, any equipment needed to be sympathetic to their environment and surroundings.

  • Shoreham Village School, Sevenoaks

    The schools existing EYFS area was dull and unorganised with lots of none fixed resources. They had a 30k budget which had a cut-off date to be spent. The area was quite small and lacked structure.

  • Sunnyside Spencer Academy , Nottingham

    Sunnyside Spencer Academy is another school in the Spencer Academy Trust. The school had an existing field that was often utilised for forest school activities but they wanted to enhance this and create a more functional space.

  • Barlby Primary School, London

    Barlby Primary School wanted an all weather sports pitch installed onto their existing concrete MUGA. The school is an outstanding, happy place where all of the children and adults aim to succeed.

  • Westglade Primary School, Nottingham

    Westglade Primary School wanted to refresh and enhance their existing KS2 playground with surfacing and seating options that would bring the area to life.

  • Provost Williams CofE Primary School, Coventry

    Provost Williams C of E Primary School were looking to create an area that would facilitate gross/fine motor skills, core strength, upper body and grip strength as well as hanging and climbing.

  • Hilton Spencer Academy, Derby

    The existing playground at Hilton Primary School was worn down from years of play and wanted to add some new and exciting zones to their reception area.

  • Stoke Prior First Primary School , Bromsgrove

    Stoke Prior First School approached ESP to redesign an area of their existing playground that was out of use due to safety reasons. They wanted a calming and reflective zone that could be used for learning as well as a breaktime space outside of the classroom.

  • The Syston Day Nursery, Leicestershire

    The nursery engaged with ESP to discuss enduring surface solutions which would be suitable for toddlers and withstand the rigours of daily use of up to 60 children. The client also required a structure that would enhance on site provision for physical development.

  • Bells Farm Primary School Playground in Birmingham

    The client originally sought advice on maintenance and repairs to their existing equipment and wetpour surfacing. It was clear on inspection of the site, this would not be economically viable.

  • The Hendreds CofE Primary School, Oxfordshire

    The Church of England day School opened its doors in January 1860 with 100 children on the roll, one Master and two Pupil Teachers.

  • Monkston Primary School, Buckinghamshire

    Monkston Primary school based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire had their Early Years Playground redeveloped by ESP Play.

  • Letchmore Infant School, Stevenage

    The school were looking to replace their existing equipment located on the school field with a range of trim trail items that would encourage upper body development for the reception children age 4/5.

  • St Peter’s London Dock’s CE, London

    St Peter’s London Dock’s CE Primary School is a small, friendly, church school, steeped in the rich history of Wapping and the London Docks area. It is a school whose foundations over 150 years ago continues to inspire its ethos and values today

  • Foundry College, Wokingham

    The school wanted to add physical activity equipment to an area that had artificial grass that was failing. The equipment need to be suitable for ages 7-11.

  • An Outstanding New Playground in Sheffield at Ballifield Primary

    ESP PLAY completed this stunning EYFS outdoor play area at Ballifield Primary School. Ballifield Primary School is in Sheffield and is part of the Crucible Co-operative Learning Trust. Everyone at this school and in their local community live their motto of ‘A Family of Learning’ by closely supporting each other and working collaboratively to support their pupils to become respectful, confident and life-long learners. Parents, Governors, pupils, and staff work together in close partnership to improve all aspects of school life.

  • A New Playground in Newcastle at The Alan Shearer Centre

    Take a look at this stunning new playground in Newcastle at the Alan Shearer Centre.

    The Alan Shearer Centre is a highly specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments. Situated in its own grounds on the outskirts of Newcastle, the Alan Shearer Centre comprises three specialist facilities.

    This new playground is the latest addition made to the centre which will enable children and families from the community to access outstanding playground facilities. ESP PLAY worked closely with the centre to create an inclusive playground for children aged from 2 to 18 years old.

  • A Magnificent New Playground in Lincoln at Waddington All Saints Academy

    At Waddington All Saints Academy their aim is to provide a learning environment and experience that enables children to thrive and develop as learners and leaders.

  • Coton in the Elms Primary School, Derbyshire

    The school are delighted with their installation and the manner in which the works have been carried out. From contact through to completion, the process has been straightforward and communication has been very thorough throughout the design and build process. Ed took on board our requirements, underrstood the site limitations and specified a solution that best meets the needs of the children for our budget.

  • New Ways – Keys Group, Birmingham

    This is an SEN school for children and young people who have complex needs, emotional and behavioural difficulties or who have been removed from mainstream school.

  • Cowbit St Mary’s Primary School, Lincolnshire

    Cowbit St Mary’s Primary School based in Spalding in the county of Lincolnshire contacted ESP Play after we completed their first project early in 2023. The school was so impressed by the sales, right through to the installation and wanted to create more engaging areas for the children to use all year round.

  • Ditcham Park School, Hampshire

    Ditcham Park School is a co-educational Independent School for boys and girls aged 3 – 16 situated in the middle of the South Downs National Park, with spectacular views of the rolling Hampshire hills and south across the Solent as far as the Isle of Wight.

  • Brooklands Primary School, Brantham

    Brooklands Primary School is an Orwell Multi Academy Trust Academy and is located close to the River Stour and the border with Essex. Over the next few years Brooklands Primary is extending its accommodation from 210 places to 315 places.

  • Birdham CE Primary School, Chichester

    Birdham CE Primary School is a church school for boys and girls aged 4-11, situated in Chichester, West Sussex. They work hard as a staff team to ensure that each child is happy, secure and ready to learn. They place great emphasis on the working partnerships between governors, teachers, parents and children to ensure the highest standards possible.

  • Alec Reed Academy, London

    Alec Reed Academy is a mixed all-through school and sixth form located in the Northolt area of the London Borough of Ealing, England. The school operates nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form departments for pupils aged 3 to 19.

  • Mabel Prichard School, Oxford

    Mabel Pritchard School in Oxford is a community special school for children and young people with complex needs from the ages of 2 to 19.

  • Ashwood Spencer Academy, Derbyshire

    The Spencer Academy Trust are an existing customer and we were approached by Ashwood Spencer to develop their existing playground for multiple age ranges

  • St Gregory’s Primary School, Northampton

    St Gregory’s primary school based Northampton in the county of Northamptonshire are a returning customer of The Playground Experts, ESP Play.

  • Charles Darwin Primary School, Norfolk

    Charles Darwin Primary school based in Norfolk have recently had their Early Years playground developed by The Playground Experts ESP PLAY.

  • Holland Junior School, Surrey

    Holland Junior School are a happy, friendly, and caring school at the heart of the community. They demonstrate commitment to the learning community through their school values of kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty, perseverance, and positivity.

  • Cowbit St Mary’s Primary School, Linconshire

    Cowbit St Mary’s Primary School based in Spalding in the county of Lincolnshire contacted The Playground Experts ESP PLAY to see if we would be able to transform their EYFS playground.

  • Beaumont Primary School, Ipswich

    Beaumont primary school based just outside of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk had ordered a two phase project with The Playground Experts ESP PLAY.

  • Wootton Primary School, Northampton

    Wootton Primary school based in Northamptonshire have recently had their playground developed by The Playground Experts ESP PLAY.

  • Oakfield Primary Academy, Kent

    We completed the EYFS project at Oakfield Primary Academy at the beginning of April 2022 and returned in December 2022 to take photos and drone footage. The children are delighted with the additional provisions installed.

  • We Know. It Looks out of this World! Mayespark Primary School in London is a Must See

    Mayespark Primary School in Ilford were very pleased with their playground refurbishment.

  • This is a Fantastic New Playground in Bradford at Co-op Beckfield Academy

    It was our privilege at ESP PLAY to be asked to design and install this new playground in Bradford at Co-op Beckfield Academy. Having worked on numerous Co-op schools with the Trust, ESP PLAY have now gathered a clear understanding of the vison for the Trust and how the school playground can help deliver key learning outcomes for the pupils.

  • Westfield House School, Norfolk

    Westfield House school based in Kings Lynn in the county of Norfolk have worked with ESP for a few years and have always been a fantastic returning customer. They initially contacted ESP to see if we could install an outdoor pitch that caters for every child to be able to use the area all year round and in all weathers.

  • Vaughan Primary School, Harrow

    Having completed a previous project, Vaughan approached ESP to develop their KS2 area. The existing equipment was slowly falling into disrepair and the maintenance bill was adding up

  • Van Gogh Primary School , South London

    Van Gogh Primary School is one of five schools in the Dunraven Educational Trust. The school’s aim is ‘Creating Excellence’. Van Gogh’s two sites mean each feel like a small, safe, and friendly school. They believe that the key role of the school is: Working together, with families and the wider community, to support the development of well-rounded young adults.

  • Tylers Green Middle School, High Wycombe

    As a ‘Compass for Life’ school, Tylers Green Middle School encourage everyone to strive to achieve their ambitions, providing a framework and common vocabulary that empowers each person to take responsibility for their own learning.

  • 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.

  • St Helen’s Catholic Primary, Plaistow

    A key element of the school’s vision is to ensure that all equipment is high quality, accessible, fit for purpose and reflects actual life needs and the playground is no exception. They also encourage risk taking and develop problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Skyswood Primary School, Windsor

    Skyswood Primary School required a new challenging climbing unit to enhance physical development and an outdoor classroom to improve the existing KS1 area. The current area was a huge field, with limited playground space which was causing issues throughout most of the year.

  • Queensmead House School, Windsor

    Queensmead House School, part of the Witherslack Group, is a co-educational, independent specialist day school, providing high quality education. Based in Windsor, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.

  • Katherine Semar Infant School, Saffron Walden

    Holland Junior School are a happy, friendly, and caring school at the heart of the community. They demonstrate commitment to the learning community through their school values of kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty, perseverance, and positivity.

  • Herne C of E Infant School, Kent

    Herne C of E Infant School are an existing ESP customer completing three different projects. ESP were approached to enhance their existing Reception and Nursery provisions. The school wanted the areas to be natural looking, have lots of opportunity for physical development and to provide progressive play between the two age groups.

  • Hatfield Heath Community Primary School, Essex

    As the lead school in the Learning Partnership Trust, Hatfield Heath is situated in a leafy setting on the Essex, Hertfordshire border. The site has an abundance of green space.

  • Fairisle Infant and Nursery School, Southampton

    Fairisle Infant and Nursery School are a school that champions and prioritises for every member of our school community. They are a committed and dedicated team who have the children’s best interests at the heart of everything they do and are passionate about removing barriers to secure the best possible outcomes for all their children based on their starting points.

  • Elizabeth Selby Infant School, London

    At Elizabeth Selby Infant School, the existing EYFS provision was looking out of date and no longer provided the provision needed to challenge their children. ESP transformed the existing EYFS climbing area with a combination of varied height climbing elements which help develop balance, gross motor skills and upper body grip.

  • Crawley Down Village C of E Primary School, Crawley

    Crawley Down value each and every member of their school family, and with the care and expertise of the staff they work to ensure that each child achieves their very best. They place a strong emphasis on our core values of Respect, Challenge, Independence and Teamwork and their aim is that every child in the school experiences success each day.

  • Chesterfield School, London

    Chesterfield Primary School is a nurturing, supportive and inclusive school, where children have a voice and are offered a broad and creative curriculum. The aim is to give children the opportunity to overcome barriers to success and by having communication as a key driver, ensure that children learn unrivalled communication skills and have rich experiences of the wider world. The Executive Headteacher, Zoe Hussain contacted ESP as the playground wasn’t supporting the Chesterfield vision.

  • Wharton Primary School, Manchester

    Wharton Primary School contacted ESP Play back in September 2021 via the website enquiry form because they needed some climbing equipment in their Early Years outdoor area.

  • Castle Hill Primary, Suffolk

    The headteacher at the school loved our castles and really wanted one for their school playground. This will be to cater for their KS1 children onto tarmac with a rubber wetpour surface.

  • Laureate Primary Academy, Suffolk

    Laureate Primary School based in Newmarket in the county of Suffolk. They contacted ESP Play as we have previously installed a Free Flow Climbing Frame for them.

  • This Fabulous Playground in Pontefract was Installed at De Lacy Primary for Pontefract Academies Trust

    This fabulous playground in Pontefract was designed and installed by ESP PLAY at De Lacy Primary for Pontefract Academies Trust.

    De Lacy opened in the summer of 2010. The school replaced Pontefract Willow Park Junior School and Pontefract Chequerfield Infant School and joined Pontefract Academies Trust in 2013.

  • St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, Chorley

    St Bede’s Catholic Primary School first contacted ESP Play back in January 2020, since then they have been so happy with the service and the quality of the installations that they have placed four orders with us!

  • Charles Warren Primary Academy, Milton Keynes

    Charles Warren Primary Academy based in Milton Keynes called upon ESP Play to take a look at their old EYFS playground.

  • Furze Down School, Winslow

    Furze Down school initially contacted ESP to ask if we could supply and install a bespoke climbing structure that caters for all of their children and including wheelchair users. They wanted something that was a big ‘wow’ factor, inclusive for all and wanted to ensure it targeted all ages from 4 – 18 years old!

  • A New Playground in Gateshead at Brandling Primary School

    Brandling Primary school believe everyone should be supported to reach their full potential, enjoy their learning and develop the skills they need to be successful in their life. They reached out to ESP to design and create a wide range of challenges for the children to explore and get creative.

  • Colne Christ Church C of E Primary School, Colne

    Colne Christ Church C of E Primary School called ESP Play because they wanted to invest their Sports Premium money into to some new climbing equipment.

  • Heybrook Primary and Nursery School, Rochdale

    Heybrook Primary and Nursery School made initial contact with ESP Play via LiveChat on our website because they needed a local company to help them relocate their Early Years outdoor space.

  • Belthorn Academy Primary School, Nr Blackburn

    Belthorn Academy called ESP Play because they had a small area of surfacing that they wanted to remove and replace.

  • Twiss Green Community Primary School, Warrington

    Twiss Green Community Primary School initially made contact with ESP Play via the website enquiry form because they wanted replace the climbing equipment in their playground.

  • Westwood Primary School, Preston

    Westwood Primary School called ESP Play and asked us to remove and replace their existing climbing equipment because it wasn’t challenging enough for their children.

  • Manor Road Primary School, Chorley

    Manor Road Primary School contacted ESP Play via the website enquiry form because they wanted to redevelop an area of their playground.

  • West Town Primary Academy, Cambridgeshire

    Since opening as an Academy, West Town Primary has restructured its teaching team to provide smaller class sizes for many of our children, which enables a greater amount of quality first teaching to take place.

  • Walsham Le Willows Primary School, Suffolk

    Walsham le Willows Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a caring school where the children are happy and do well.  Our Mission Statement is “With God's Blessing, we DISCOVER, INSPIRE, GROW.”

  • Loughton Manor Primary School, Buckinghamshire

    Loughton Manor Primary School in Milton Keynes contacted ESP Play and asked if we could create a bespoke performance stage for their children in KS1 & KS2.

  • Yealand Church of England Primary School, Carnforth

    The existing area was looking tired with equipment that had been in for over 25 years. The school was keen to remove the old equipment and replace it with something new and exciting.

  • Rolls Crescent Primary School, Manchester

    The school had an area of old climbing equipment in KS1 that had been condemned and needed removing. They wanted to replace the old equipment with similar items because they were popular among the children.

  • Leyland St. James’ Nursery, Lancashire

    The nursery wanted to add a piece of climbing equipment into their outdoor area and it had to be suitable for children aged between 2 and 4 years old. They wanted a play tower because they felt it most suited their aim which is to allow the children to learn through free-flowing play.

  • 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.

  • Carleton Park, Pontefract

    Carleton Park Contacted ESP for a Outdoor Space Development

  • Looking for an Example Playground in Gateshead? Look no further than Carr Hill Community Primary

    Take a look at this stunning playground in Gateshead at Carr Hill Community Primary. The school was very pleased with their playground refurbishment. Take a moment to watch the glowing testimonial given in the video and take a close up of the completed playground development.

  • Bolton Parish C of E Primary School, Greater Manchester

    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.

  • An Early Years Playground in Sheffield at Rainbow Forge Academy

    ESP PLAY work very closely with LEAD Academy Trust for the development of all of their school playgrounds. This new playground in Sheffield at Rainbow Forge Academy has to be one of the best yet. The school had a big issue in that the Nursery and Reception playground was on a huge slope. This really impacted in the quality of the outdoor provision and learning experience

  • Oakley Cross Primary School, West Auckland

    ESP Play were invited by Oakley Cross Primary School to attend a meeting relating to an exciting development and investment into their EYFS outdoor play area.

  • Take a look at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary Playground in 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.

  • Wickhambrook Primary Academy, Suffolk

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Ofsted said “This is Outstanding” The Rookeries School Early Years Playground in 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Part of the Park Federation Academy Trust, Western House Academy is a three-form entry primary school, with nursery, located in Cippenham, Slough. The academy’s EYFS manager originally contacted ESP Play via live chat, wanting advice about how to improve the reception playground equipment so that children had facilities that covered all areas of EYFS learning.

  • Orchard Head Primary 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.