Choosing the right perimeter fencing for your school

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Perimeter fencing plays a vital role in the set-up of the modern school, and it’s important to ensure you have the right type for your site. In addition, as an education provider, you need to consider fencing that keeps your school safe, secure and welcoming for all.

Here are some ideas to help you make the right choice.

Consider the security benefits.

The perimeter fencing that you choose needs to provide the first line of defence regarding school security. Paramount to this is the need to maximise child safety at all times, as well as the security and safety of staff, visitors and property.

The fencing needs to be made from robust, durable materials that can withstand the elements while offering a secure barrier against potential vandals and intruders. However, there are other safety elements to consider in a school environment with different aged children.

For instance, does the school fencing offer adequate access controls, providing protection against trespassers and ensuring that younger kids remain safely within the school grounds?

Think about solutions, such as mesh fencing that conform to industry standards while offering additional safety features such as slow-closing gates and finger trap guards that protect young limbs and digits from injury.

Maintaining low visual impact.

While your perimeter fencing needs to maximise the safety and security of your school, you don’t want it to create a foreboding environment. You still need to establish a welcoming, pleasant site to visit and suitable for education and play.

Consider wire fencing options that maintain high-security standards while remaining unobtrusive, blending in with its location. In addition, the fencing should offer plenty of visibility, allowing kids and teachers a view beyond the grounds and a welcoming sight for parents arriving to pick up their kids at the end of the day.


School settings that have been designed with well-being, safety and enjoyment in mind can have a significantly positive impact on a child’s learning and development. The perimeter fencing that you choose to protect the site’s boundaries plays a huge part in this, creating an environment that’s both safe and appealing as a place for learning and play.

From nursery to high school and college, at Zaun, we offer a range of perimeter fence options ideal for any environment. So get in touch and find out more.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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