Ashmount Primary School

The brief

Ashmount Primary school wanted to create a space where students could use Red Monkey’s specialist equipment for their student’s range of abilities. The school wanted a colourful pirate ship for their primary classes which was required to be inclusive for wheelchair users. This unit was also duel level to encourage climbing for the pupils. Red Monkey created a design to cleverly fit the space available.

The result

Red Monkey got to work on creating a unique playground area, packed with engaging and challenging equipment for Ashmount’s many pupils to discover. The playground now covers six essential areas of learning: Physical Development, Communication and Language, PSHE, Expressive Art & Design and Road Safety.


“The designs were perfect for our students. Working with Red monkey was an absolute pleasure. They were extremely flexible and accommodating whilst doing the installation. They acknowledged the additional challenges faced by a special school and were happy to be led by the leadership team. Red Monkey have cleverly designed the equipment to fit the space and maximise the opportunities for children. Children are more active as a result at playtime and are challenging themselves physically, whilst having fun with their friends. The children are learning road safety and the (surface) markings are so clear that they can be seen by the children with visual impairments. We would strongly recommend this unique, customer focused, company to any other schools in the area. It was such a professional job and the team were real perfectionists. The design, installation and office staff have provided an exemplary service and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

Claire Malpas – Assistant Headteacher at Ashmount Primary School

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