Dining & Teaching Canopies

Canopies For Schools

Outdoor school canopies are perfect for early years, primary school, secondary school, academies, universities, and colleges across the UK. Many schools come to Miko Engineering with the same problem; inadequate room to fit all their students at break and lunchtime. Building onto the existing school brickwork is expensive and takes time, but Miko’s enclosed outdoor dining canopies and covered walkways are not only considerably cheaper but also take less time to build. 

Dining canopies, teaching canopies and playground canopies can all enhance the overall aesthetic of a school’s outdoor environment, creating outdoor classrooms with an inviting and functional space for students to enjoy. Their versatility can also allow for outdoor events and community gatherings. 

These school playground canopies also double up as outdoor teaching canopies, the fully enclosed canopies can include electrical points for bringing teaching outside and can be used all year round, whatever the weather. Outdoor canopies and teaching shelters provide protection from the weather.

We recognise that no one school in the education sector is the same. All schools have different budgets and available space for school buildings and outdoor canopies. By working closely with the school and other contractors, Miko Engineering can design a bespoke canopy that will blend in effortlessly with the school. A school canopy from Miko can include lighting, and electricity points. Our canopies for schools also have a large range of doors, the most popular being sliding canopy doors.

All of Miko Engineering’s school canopies such as covered outdoor dining areas and school playground shelters are designed as bespoke, and manufactured in the UK. This helps offer the maximum amount of personalisation, and the best installation solution.

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Standard Features

  • Customised dimensions: (L) x (W) x (H)
  • Galvanized to BS EN ISO 1461:2009
  • Powder coated any RAL colour
  • 16mm Multiwall Polycarbonate Roof
  • PVC Plastic Guttering
  • Choice of square or rectangular mild steel supports

Optional Features

  • Alternative roofing
    • Coloured Multiwall Polycarbonate
    • Glazing
    • Steel profile roofing
    • Solar Panels
  • Aluminium guttering
  • Lighting
  • Side Protection Panels

What are the benefits of a school canopy?

  • Additional seating capacity –additional outdoor seating allows for easy circulation of air as well as a larger capacity for classes and outdoor play.
  • Improves students’ and teachers’ well-being. It’s scientifically proven that fresh air and spending lunch breaks outside improve the quality of our mood.
  • Our school canopies are hard-wearing and robust, they are weather-resistant and easy to maintain. 
  • Bringing teaching spaces outside in the school grounds aids retention, attainment, and engagement for both primary school age and above.

Why choose Miko to install your school canopies? 

By introducing canopies for schools to your outdoor space, you will offer an innovative solution to the challenge of creating safe and functional outdoor learning environments. All of our canopies are designed and manufactured in the UK. Our installation process causes minimal disruption to the school environment and can be done inside or outside of the schools term time. At Miko, we have been installing both primary school canopies and secondary school canopies for over 25 years and offer a wide range of canopy options at an affordable price.


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Case Study

Abingdon Primary School


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