Making the right impression with school entrance canopies

In this article, we look at how school entrance canopies can make a practical and attractive addition to your school building!

Published: May 19, 2021

Schools are first and foremost places where students go to learn. However, they receive a number of visitors and still need to look the part! School entrance canopies are smart and practical – offering a shelter from the elements and an attractive way to give your school’s exterior a lift. In this article, we discuss the benefits of school entrance canopies and the available options for your site.

What are school entrance canopies?

School entrance canopies are wall-mounted or freestanding structures that act as a focal point for visitors to the school. They provide a useful, weather-proof spot for visitors to the school to wait in or meet at. First impressions count! When someone arrives at your school having an attractive canopy to keep them dry and comfortable can make all the difference. You can even have your entrance canopy branded to match your school colours – for an impressive addition to your building!

Our school entrance canopies

We partner with Canopies UK – a leading UK provider of top-quality canopy products – to bring you a selection of attractive school entrance canopies. Our school entrance canopies include:


This is a versatile and popular system that can be of any length. Its modular nature also means you can extend to it in future, if needed. It’s suitable for all outdoor areas, and the cantilevered option is 100% self-supporting. It’s made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), making it maintenance-free. It also has a gel-coated roof, offering protection against UV rays.


The Olympus is an attractive extendable canopy that can be up to eight metres tall and of any length. It’s made from galvanised steel, with white or light grey support channels – making it robust as well as stylish! It has a polycarbonate roof that lets in plenty of light, with the choice of a high curved or flat design. 


Last but not least, the Italia is a sleek and contemporary choice with an aluminium structure and silver shine finish. It’s also a versatile option, with the choice of a curved, flat or angular roof and it comes in five different models. If you want something eye-catching, this could be the canopy for you!

Whatever you’re looking for, we are sure to have the right solution. Our canopies are available in a large selection of colours, designs and styles. They’re also built to last!

All of our canopy products are available through our flexible leasing agreements. Leasing your canopy offers a host of advantages, including no upfront capital outlay, easy budgeting through transparent fixed payments, a compliant operating lease, and a guarantee for the full term of your lease!

If you would like to learn more about school entrance canopies, talk to the Utility Rentals team!


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