The Oaks Primary School

Our goal was to design a play space aligned with the school’s philosophy, providing engaging experiences to instill a continuous eagerness to learn.

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About the Project

We had the pleasure of working with the Oaks Primary School who’s aim is to deliver an exciting and ‘unique’ curriculum, one which stimulates children’s imagination and helps them develop a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge! Our task was to design a new play space aligned with the school’s philosophy, providing practical experiences to engage and motivate children, instilling a perpetual eagerness to learn more.

We enhanced the playground area by removing a section of the fence, effectively expanding the available space. Capitalising on the natural embankment slope, we aimed to create a multi-play environment that combines physical activities with imaginative play for the children. Our installation included an Embankment Climbing Structure, featuring a Stainless Steel slide, allowing children to gracefully descend from the hexagonal play platform. Additionally, we incorporated a Rope and log ladder, along with a ramp, providing opportunities for children to enhance their strength and balance as they navigate up and down these exciting elements.

We recognise the power of role play which stimulates the imagination and expands language skills so we introduced a construction zone at the base of the slope adjacent to the tarmac playground. In this Construction area, children are inspired to employ their imagination through role play, fostering problem-solving skills and promoting cooperation with their peers. This designated space serves as an excellent platform for enhancing both fine and gross motor skills. The Construction area encompasses a sizable Sandpit, Site Plan Chalkboard, Bucket and Rope Pulley System, a functional workbench, and a designated zone for children to store various tools and materials.

We applied mulch along the embankment and introduced durable artificial grass across all access points, ensuring year-round usability and enhancing the area’s appeal to create an inviting and enjoyable environment for the children.

  • Construction Zone with Landscape Log Retention & Shingle Surfacing
  • Work Bench & Builder Yard Materials Store
  • Large Post Mounted Chalkboard
  • Rope Pulley and Bucket between Sandpit & Tyre Store
  • Embankment Platform with Stainless Steel Slide, Log Ramp & Ladder
  • Bonded Rubber Mulch and Artificial Grass Surfacing to allow access all year round

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“Both playgrounds look so different! The children love it and are having a great time exploring their new equipment”

Julie Carrington , Business Manager

Handcross Park School

“It has now had two terms of busy use and still every day it makes me smile – and the children too. It is such a magical space with so much opportunity”

Jason Gayler, Head of Pre-Prep & Nursery

The Peterborough School

“The design, equipment and overall service was of a very high standard.”

Chris Charlton, Bursar

Batley Grammar School

“I can’t tell you how happy we are with the work and how the plans have come to fruition, thank you to you and all the team at Playground Imagineering.”

Karen Dack, Business Manager

The Cathedral School

“Great value and a quick turnaround, the playground was transformed in just 3 days.”

Mrs Wiskin, Headteacher

Beaumont Primary School

“It was the best design and most competitively priced quotation… they really brought our ideas to life!”

Victoria Griffiths , EYFS Lead

Hindley Junior and Infant School

“The design and finished installation was exactly what we had in mind…the children love it!”

Steven Hyde, Site Manager

Holy Trinity Primary School

“We love the bridge over the tunnel and more importantly, so do the children… it’s been a great success.”

Maggie Thomson, Business Manager

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“Playground Imagineering’s bespoke climbing structure was the perfect solution to utilise an awkward space.”

Mark Doherty , Deputy Headteacher

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“Playground Imagineering’s initial design was excellent and they were happy to make the few tweaks we asked for to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Not only did they deliver the design they also did it on time and to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Mr Kim Rawlingson, Bursar

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“It was difficult to envisage what could be achieved with our long, narrow outdoor area. Playground Imagineering’s choice of equipment and well thought out design has completely transformed transformed the playground and utilised the space perfectly.”

Vicky Brown, Headteacher

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“We have used Playground Imagineering for a number of projects and they have always exceeded our expectations.”

Mark Speakman, Headteacher

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“A professional approach was taken throughout and our pupils are delighted with the new equipment.”

Sheryl Farnworth, Headteacher

St. Michael’s Primary School

“The new play areas have greatly enhanced our provision and provided our pupils with many hours of enjoyable learning and development opportunities. For much of the work, the children’s ideas have also been carefully incorporated by the Playground Imagineering team into the equipment and areas they have provided. The attention to detail has been greatly valued.”

Alison Hart, Headteacher

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“After obtaining three quotes for our playground project, we decided to go with Playground Imagineering for the following reasons: I was very impressed with their presentation and proposal as they planned the project with our needs in mind and I felt I was receiving a bespoke service rather than an off the peg solution. As a result the product matches our needs and that of the site perfectly. They were always professional,  responsive and when changes were requested, they were dealt with smoothly and without question. I would have no hesitation in recommending Playground Imagineering.”

Mark Mountcastle , Headteacher

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