School Fencing Guide
There are many issues to consider when evaluating new and existing school fencing. It’s not just about ring fencing students into any given area. It is equally important to take relevant steps to ensure areas that are safe from unauthorised visitors, vandalism, arsons and burglary are also safe from accidents from poorly constructed or installed fencing, ideally have separate entrances for pedestrians and vehicles and provide ease of evacuation in the case of emergencies. Often, schools can build up security so much that it’s unwelcoming and can make people feel that they’re trapped.
With the ongoing pressure on school budgets, it is imperative that any investment in fencing and access control measures represents a responsible use of public funds. Whenever possible, schools should take a long-term view on investment in capital purchases and select products which offer a long life expectancy giving a low lifetime cost.
All our timber and steel fencing and gates are manufactured in the UK and are designed to deliver fitness for purpose, low maintenance and carry leading 25 year guarantees to provide the lowest lifetime cost. Additionally, schools are being required to demonstrate sound environmental practice to protect the earth’s finite resources. Jacksons Fencing has achieved certification under the environmental chain-of-custody schemes of both the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) for its timber products.
School fencing options
Our school fencing options include vertical bar fencing and welded mesh panels with anti-climb properties and tamper-proof construction in a range of secure and non-intimidating designs, all with a 25 year guarantee.
Best fencing for playgrounds
There are a number of risks associated with playground fencing - we've got it covered with child-friendly solutions, including RoSPA approved anti-trap fencing, attractive planed timber fences, and self-closing safety gates.
Find out more about some of the schools we have provided solutions for over the years by browsing our case studies below.