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Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery

Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Project Descriptions

Location: Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Project Value: £94,000

Age Range: 4-11



Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery is in the seaside suburb of Westcliff-on-Sea in the county of Essex.

The school’s main vision is to work together in a caring environment, developing their core values of pride, respect, inclusion, nurture, courage, and excellence, celebrating success with a smile!


The reception play area had old play equipment and a large area of grass that had become so muddy that the children could no longer use the space during the winter. The school wanted to create a space where the children could work on their physical development and focus on the 7 areas of learning.

Additionally, the main school playground was lacking any equipment for the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children to utilise during breaktimes. The school were keen to introduce a new piece of play equipment that would cater for a large group of children at a time, offering age-appropriate challenge for all abilities.


The local play consultant met with the school Premises Manager initially to discuss the project in a bit more detail.

It was known that the school wanted to update their EYFS play area and were seeking a large climbing structure in the main playground but were open to ideas on what would work best for the age ranges and mixed abilities of the children.

A design proposal was created and presented to the school, and with some minor adjustments, a final design was agreed. Fawns were chosen as the preferred supplier as they provided the exact equipment that met the brief and the learning outcomes, the school required for their pupils.



Reception Area – EYFS Seven Area’s of Learning

Sandpit with Sliding LidsWater PlayMusic Panel – Tube Glockenspiel
Messy KitchenLog TraverseMusic Panel – Bongos
Play Barn *Inclined Balance WeaverMusic Panel – Shaker
Double Water TableHorizontal Monkey BarsDuralawn Surfacing
Wooden Skip and BlocksBespoke Decking Stage with BackPlayground Markings

*This item has been updated and is now the Role Play House, item linked to website.


Main Playground – Physical Development Area

Pick Up Sticks 8Duralawn Surfacing
Pull Up Bars 



  • Reception Play Area – All 7 areas of learning achieved within new play space with some additional physical development items to develop gross motor skills.
  • New Duralawn Surfacing installed across muddy area, ensuring the children can use the whole play space in all weathers.
  • Main Playground – Large groups of children all able to use the equipment at the same time due to its size and open-ended design.
  • New playground equipment has massively changed the play dynamic during break and lunch times, with improved physical fitness across the school as well as increased communication and language skills.


“Our play equipment was old and weathered so the children were unable to use the areas. Fawns came in and designed the new areas from our brief and the installation team worked hard during some awful weather to deliver the project on time and to a very high standard.

We would definitely use Fawns for any other project in the future.”

Mr Anderson, Premises Manager



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