outstanding outdoor spaces

Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School, Lancashire

Learning outdoors is of the highest importance to Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School in Leyland, Lancashire. The school achieves the highest standards, is judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas and is one of the top performing primary schools in the country.
We’ve been working closely and exclusively with the school for four years now to transform its outside environment. Playforce consultant Chris Brady has got to know headteacher Nick Ward well, taking time to listen and understand the school’s requirements, and building a great relationship in the process.
Our friendly, professional, consultative approach means we deliver on promises and we’re never pushy. For Bretherton, we’re more than just a supplier, we’re a trusted partner.
“We have had meetings and quotes from other companies in the same field. None have come close to the high standard we have received from Playforce.”

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“As a result of the support Playforce have given us in developing our outdoor area, we have a thriving learning environment. I will continue to use Playforce in my school.”
Working in a series of phased projects, we have designed a bespoke solution for the school that incorporates a fitness trail, amphitheatre, musical trail, wooden cabin, forest school equipment and outdoor furniture.

The projects have largely been financed by fundraising by the school’s active PTFA. Events like the Summer Fair and Sports Day generated funds for specific items, such as the outdoor furniture. The school has also made two successful Awards for All bids, resulting in grants which helped develop the fitness trail and forest school environment.

We provide as much practical help as possible to schools to support their fundraising efforts for outdoor facilities and Bretherton is no exception. Providing an itemised quotation was an important part of the school’s funding bid submission.
“Our Playforce consultant Chris has been an invaluable support to me in the bid process as a result of his extensive knowledge, providing the necessary information required for the completion of the form.”
Bretherton and Playforce are firm friends and headteacher Nick Ward is delighted with the quality and service he has experienced from Playforce, and the impact of the school’s investment.

“As a result of the support Playforce have given us in developing our outdoor area, we have a thriving learning environment. I will continue to use Playforce in my school.”
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