Shades for Schools

Waterproof all-weather fabric structures create safe play environments
for young children, with over 92% UV reduction.

School Shades: Sails, Umbrellas, Gazebos, Canopies & Awnings

High Quality Practical Tensile Fabric Structures for your School

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ArcCan shelters and canopies provide year-round protection from sun and rain whether the use is as a walkway between classrooms, an entrance canopy, an outdoor classroom, a refectory, a theatre, a parent waiting area or a recreation shade.

Bringing young children out into the fresh air to learn and to play is an essential part of their development. ArcCan shade structures allow healthy outdoor activities to be carried out in a safe environment where their exposure to harmful UV radiation is dramatically reduced. The need to provide UV filtering shelters for school children has been recognised for some years and Ofsted have recommended that all schools have shaded areas in their playgrounds, therefore, the natural progression has been to develop the practice by installing different types of permanent shade structure that allow a greater use of the outdoor space.

ArcCan have a huge range of pre-engineered structures ready to suit most applications, but such is the flexibility of our designs, most are fully adaptable to suit individual needs – beyond that, our design department regularly create bespoke structures that meet demanding criteria. We offer the complete package from design through manufacture, installation and aftercare, with standard models available for delivery within a few weeks. We have been installing quality shade structures for over ten years and have led the way in good design and quality construction, so we can truly claim that an ArcCan shade is an excellent investment.


  • Nationwide Service
  • All-year-round use in all weathers
  • 10 year framework guarantee
  • Free 3D visualisations
  • Engineered Structures
  • Exciting range of colours
  • Dedicated project management
  • Over 30 pre-engineered designs


  • Low energy LED lighting
  • Infra-red heating