Iron Acton Primary School

After successfully receiving a National Lottery grant, Iron Acton Primary School worked with Playforce to develop an exciting new play area.

Why did Iron Acton want to develop their playground?
Due to the school’s limited amount of play equipment, Iron Acton were keen to develop a new physically challenging environment for their pupils. The equipment Playforce selected was chosen to maximise active and imaginative play.


How are Iron Acton using the space to deliver outdoor learning and educational play?
The school uses the space on a daily basis to provide a physical challenge at free time and to enhance their provision.

The children are engaged and love free time. They are growing in confidence and are keen to be ambitious in their play. – Mike Riches, Head Teacher, Iron Acton Primary School

How was the project funded?
Iron Acton Primary School funded their play area through a combination of fundraising events and grant applications. Playforce provided advice throughout the application process as the school constructed their grant bid and the school received a £10,000 grant to put towards the cost of the project.


What was the design process?
Local consultant James presented the school with 3 design options to choose from, with a variety of layouts and equipment. Each design featured natural timber equipment and bonded rubber mulch surfacing to complement the school’s natural, rural setting.

What are the biggest benefits Iron Acton School have seen for the children?
The children are engaged in a variety of outdoor activities and love their free play time. They are growing in confidence and are keen to be ambitious in their play.


Other comments
Iron Acton Primary School thought Playforce had a very professional approach, with clear and helpful plans and ideas.