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It was in the mid-1990s that our Founding Partner first designed a Rigid Mesh Fencing System for use as School Fencing across the United Kingdom. Over 20 years later we continue to lead in the development of School Fencing systems built to last.

Our SafeTFix Hidden Fixing System provides schools with completely snag-free fixing to a wide range of our Fencing systems. Each system has been designed to meet the requirements of life in a high use environment from Nurseries to High Schools and Colleges.

With the publication of the Crowded Spaces guidance on Schools from the NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) in 2017, we continued to develop new fencing systems that would meet the demand of ‘cover from view’ screens to the fencing line with our ScreenFence system in both Twin Wire and 358 Mesh options or our Screenogril.

With Railings, Profiled, Twin Wire, 358 and Temporary Mesh Fencing systems in our School Fencing range, make sure to find out how our systems can help your next School Fencing Project…

What are the types of school perimeter fencing?

When it comes to selecting the right school perimeter fencing, a number of factors will need to be considered, including:

Local environment
Crime rate

Alongside these, other contributing aspects may include whether your school premises have any public right of way, as well as the results of previous risk assessments that have taken place requiring stricter access control.

In order to ensure that we provide schools with perimeter fencing that meets every requirement whilst also looking welcoming, we offer a wide range of options, including:

Profiled rigid mesh school fencing
Twin-wire rigid mesh school fencing
358 rigid mesh school fencing
‘cover from view’ screen fencing
Sports Muga fencing
ROSPA railings
Bow top railings
Pencil fencing
Laser-cut bespoke fencing
Temporary rigid mesh fencing
Swing gates
Cantilever sliding gates
Bi folding trackless gates

Our range of fencing comes in a variety of heights, from those suitable for boundary demarcation to security fencing for areas that may be higher risk. If you’re unsure what the best type of school perimeter fencing is for you, you can contact us at any time to speak with one of our experts who will help you go through the best options available.

What are the regulations for school perimeter fencing?

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) state that as a governing body, they have no ‘particular expectations’ for the measures a school takes to reduce risk and improve site security, as long as the safety of the premises, staff and children are regarded at all times.

When it comes to official regulations around school perimeter fencing, information is sparse, and the general consensus seems to be that school fencing is employed based entirely on the particular circumstances of the school in question.

For example, a school that is positioned on a main road, where there is a lot of heavy footfall may rely on employing school perimeter fencing to reduce risk and, in turn, the likelihood of a breach in security occurring. On the other hand, a school in the countryside may require less measures, whether that means a smaller fence, or alternative boundaries that serve the same purpose for that area.

If you’re unsure whether your school premises requires fencing, or what type of perimeter fencing would work best – get in touch with us today!

What are the benefits of school fencing?

Installing school fencing has a host of benefits which extend beyond improved security measures. Some of these include:

Enhanced school image – whether you’re opting for classic green or black school fencing, or choose to incorporate school colours or unique design to your new perimeter fencing, doing so can drastically improve the image of the school as a whole
Increased safety measures for the children, staff and premises itself – perhaps the most obvious benefit of installing school perimeter fencing is the enhanced levels of safety. Typically, a school with appropriate fencing is less likely to suffer a breach of security, as well as helping keep children and staff safe within the boundary.
Easy to maintain – Perimeter fencing isn’t simply practical, but it is also simple to maintain, meaning you can benefit from the added aesthetic appeal and safety with minimum upkeep
Added peace of mind – It’s highly likely that parents will be looking for a learning establishment that they feel is secure and safe for their child, and installing perimeter fencing can offer that peace of mind needed

Do you offer temporary school fencing?

In 2016 we launched the first temporary fencing system to use the same rigid mesh panels and posts that have become critical in permanent fencing. Since then, our temporary fencing has been used for corporate events, on construction sites and in schools to provide a reliable, safe and temporary solution, with zero ground strike.
If you require temporary school fencing, get in touch with us today to discuss your specific needs.
How long does it take to install perimeter fencing for schools?

If you’re installing perimeter fencing around your school grounds, but are unsure how long the process will take, you should consider some of the following aspects which can have an impact on the duration of the project:
• Distance – how much fencing is required will of course directly impact the time it takes to fully install
• Height – How tall do you require your school perimeter fencing to be? The taller the fencing the longer it will take to complete from start to finish
• Type of fencing – Depending on your specific requirements, it may take longer to complete the installation of your new perimeter fencing
Other special considerations like stepping or custom designs will naturally take longer to include planning and design time. So it’s always worth having a discussion with us about your needs and preferences.
How much does school fencing cost?

The cost of school fencing differs depending on what type of fencing system is selected and how much is required. We’re proud to say that at CLD Fencing Systems, we can provide fencing fit for any budget. The most important part is choosing the right system for you.
CLDs school fencing ranges from standard V-mesh systems to high security solutions to meet any requirement and budget out there, so it’s always worth having a conversation with us.
What is the recommended height for school fencing?

As there are no hard and fast laws around the specifications on school fencing, the height you opt for should be determined based on the particular circumstances of your school. The DoE offers brief advice on important areas schools should consider when installing perimeter fencing, including having ‘effective physical security measures’, but the fine details of this can only be determined by the school itself.
Considering factors such as the local area, risk factors and location will help to determine how tall the school fencing should be. Alternatively, you can contact us for our expert advice on the best fencing to suit your particular requirements.

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    A Rainbow of Colours…

    School Fencing doesn’t have to be just Green or Black! Our entire range of school fencing solutions can be Polyester Powder Coated in the full range of RAL Colours, including Metallic and Marine Grade. Using alternating and contrasting colours helps to create a feature for the school as well as protecting it.

    An Education in Security…

    For the last 20 years we have driven the protection of children and schools to new levels thanks to our range of school fencing systems and gate solutions. Designing and Manufacturing new and ground breaking systems has raised the standards of school fencing across the United Kingdom.

    From our rolled top school fencing systems Rotop with it’s 150 x 50mm mesh apertures and zero external fixings to our ‘Cover from View’ Screen Fencing, each system has been designed to offer the right level of protection for each stage of school education.

    We haven’t just stopped with Mesh though and thanks to investment in CNC Machinery at our Cheshire manufacturing plant we have been able to lead the way in Laser Cut School Fencing designs. Working from complex patterns through to hand drawn designs by the children we are able to create one of a kind school fencing and gate systems.

    Our range of Flexa-Rail Railing systems features the Playsafe ROSPA approved bow top railing for use around children’s play areas. However, for the best in school ground protection, our Profiled Ultimate School Fencing offers hard wearing 165 x 38mm mesh apertures on 5mm nominal wires.

    All our gate systems can be infilled with the full range of school fencing, including our bespoke laser cut panels. Meaning your next school project can benefit from a completely matching perimeter fencing and gate package.

    Fencing and Gate Systems

    • Profiled Rigid Mesh School Fencing

    • Twin Wire Rigid Mesh School Fencing

    • 358 Rigid Mesh School Fencing

    • 'Cover from View' Screen Fencing

    • Sports MUGA Fencing

    • Decorative Rigid Mesh Fencing

    • ROSPA Railings

    • Bow Top Railings

    • Pencil Fencing

    • Laser Cut Bespoke Fencing

    • Temporary Rigid Mesh Fencing

    • Swing Gates

    • Cantilever Sliding Gates

    • Bi Folding Trackless Gates

    Natural School Fencing…

    If you want to take your next school project to a new level, our Stone Fence decorative wall system is the obvious choice.


    Using our twin wire mesh panels to create a divide that allows you to display the beauty of local stone, broken bricks or other recycled products it provides a green aesthetically please school fencing system.

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