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Schools Fencing Guide

School fencing and gates

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.

Buying responsibly

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 life time 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.

Follow the links for detailed pages about school safety and security, recommended fencing and gate products for higher risk areas, choosing the right fencing, and school entrance and security gates.

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Sports Fencing - Perimeter Fencing  -  Playground Fencing  - Security Gates  - Acoustic Fencing 


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