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Bespoke School Playgrounds from Boardman Gelly – Vibrant Spaces for Learning, Exploration & Play

At Boardman, Gelly & Co we create unique learning-through-play spaces for schools of all sizes throughout London, Surrey and Sussex.

We believe that playgrounds are made better by design. Drawing on our experience of creating and constructing RHS award-winning gardens, we will design a cost-effective, bespoke solution for your school – whatever the space available, whatever your objectives and whatever your budget. And because no two schools are the same, we believe that no two playgrounds should be the same either!

We are of the strong opinion that time spent playing outdoors is time well-spent. Encouraging children to be active, to develop new skills, solve problems, use their imagination and have fun doing so are essential components that are all carefully considered in a Boardman, Gelly & Co created play area.

Different spaces have different requirements – some are practical, such as areas for growing vegetables or plants, or shelters for seating and storage; some, like outdoor classrooms and sensory gardens, offer exciting new learning experiences; whilst activity areas encourage exercise, team-work and problem solving. Quieter spaces for relaxation, reading or role-play are important too.

Safety is an Essential Element

Boardman Gelly believe that safety is a key element in the design, construction and long-term plan for any school playground. Stephen Gelly is a RoSPA trained operational playground inspector. You can view our ROSPA certificate here. For added piece-of-mind please view Stephen’s Level 2 Operational Inspections of Children’s Playgrounds certificate, issued by the Register of Playground Inspectors International ltd. Visit the RPII website for more information. Visit the Government OFQUAL website if you would like to verify Stephen’s qualification. We appreciate you are responsible for the safety of your pupils and staff. Creating and installing safe play spaces and equipment is a responsibility we take very seriously too.

Our team of 8 staff are all DBS checked, fully qualified and fully insured. We work closely with school management teams throughout each stage of the design and installation process and, where possible, we encourage schools to let pupils get involved too.

From Activity Panels to Adventure Play Areas, Zig-Zags to Zip Wires – we offer creative, cost-conscious solutions for playgrounds of all shapes and sizes.

We can brighten up outdoor spaces through our line-marking service too. Whether you are looking for something new or simply wish to refresh existing areas – from traditional sports pitches to spiral mazes – we will be happy to help.

Wherever possible, we use recycled materials in our play spaces, safety surfaces and play equipment. If there are existing onsite materials that can be safely re-used we will incorporate these too. We love seeing our designs come to life and the enjoyment they bring.

At Boardman, Gelly & Co it all starts with imagining the possibilities. Once your new school play area has been installed, just imagine the fun!

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