Downe primary school chooses anti-trap bow top fencing for safe playground environment

Project Overview

Downe Primary School

Bromley, London

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Downe Primary School is a community school that caters for 84 pupils aged 4-11 years, and was recently revealed as one of best performing schools for KS2 in the London Borough of Bromley.

Within the school grounds is a grassy area with play equipment that needed to be demarcated in order to distinguish it from the rest of the playground and allow different age groups to play simultaneously yet independently.

In addition, fencing was needed to provide extra boundary demarcation in addition to the existing outer perimeter to keep the youngest children from wandering out of a safe enclosure toward the surrounding countryside and nearby road.

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We supplied 19.1 metres of 1.2m high Anti Trap Bow Top fencing, and a 1.2m high 1.5m wide single leaf self-closing gate, both finished with a blue RAL 5010 polyester powder coating to match the school colours.

The school chose to install Anti Trap Bow Top fencing for the safety features incorporated into the design, such as hoops that are spaced at a wider distance to prevent children getting their arms, limbs or heads stuck and creating a fence that is highly suitable for parks and playgrounds.

Our Anti Trap Bow Top fencing is RoSPA approved, conforming to play fence standards in BS EN 1176. The fence is formed of galvanised steel railing panels that can be stepped or raked upon manufacturing to accommodate sloping ground, with a welded tubular pale-through-rail construction and vandal proof connectors.

The 1.2m high fencing allows teachers to keep a watchful eye over the children during break times, without the possibility of interfering or becoming a distraction, but equally with good visibility and easy access to the playground should any need arise. The height of the fencing also stops children from climbing out, while preventing them from feeling trapped, which in quaint rural locations also allows them to appreciate the environment; an important factor in a child’s development and awareness.

Products Used


  • 19.1m Anti-Trap Bow Top fencing
  • 1.5m wide Anti-Trap Bow Top gate
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