Trinity School

High Spec Sports Structure for Specialist SEN School

The challenge

Trinity School place great emphasis on the physical wellbeing of their students and felt they would significantly benefit from a covered outdoor area, which would offer pupils more opportunities to participate in a range of activities safely.


The solution

To design and install a high spec building, under the guidance of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, that enables the active inclusion of all children in sporting activity.

Key facts 

  • 12.5 x 25 x 6.4
  • 900g outer skin
  • White PVC fabric
  • Retractable curtains
  • Rebound walls

Project overview

Trinity School is a centre of excellence for the education of pupils with a wide range of severe learning difficulties and autism.  They recognise that the teaching of PE and Sports is an essential tool in preparing their pupils to be independent and confident in their future lives as well as to keep themselves safe & healthy.

In 2014 they approached us about building a covered outdoor area for the children to enjoy in a controlled environment. 

Project managed by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, we designed and installed a high spec structure with a double skinned outer layer in a white PVC fabric to allow as much natural light in as possible. 

The facility includes four doors (typically a building of this size would only require two), retractable side-walls, high spec lighting and a cushioned playing surface to help minimise the risk of injury.  Rebound walls were also added to stop balls from getting lost and children from running off.