School Playground Equipment

Children playing on KOMPAN's playground equipment for schools

School Playground Equipment - Helping to Build Healthier and Happier Schools

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) children need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity per day. But far too many children in the United States are nowhere near that.

Most children attend school daily, creating a wide window of opportunity to help provide them with access to being physically active, and in turn, improve their health and overall well being. Which is why the presence of school playground equipment is so important. What you include in your school playground equipment is entirely up to you! 

This school in Scotland created a playground to promote physical activity in the school's student. Watch below to learn about what they were able to achieve.

KOMPAN outdoor swings for school agers

Why school children love our KOMPAN playgrounds

Well-designed play areas are like outdoor classrooms that help children’s social and physical development. Exciting school playground equipment that offers innovative and fun designs can increase this benefit by inspiring children’s imaginations even more.

KOMPAN provides a wide range of school playground equipment, including climbing frames, sports equipment, and outdoor play equipment that guarantees safety and top quality at a great value while also being inclusive for all abilities and school ages. We do also have playgrounds for teens which tempt them to go out and play too. 

KOMPAN school playground equipment is a healthy investment in learning and child health. 

Increase Attendance

School children across the country love the playgrounds KOMPAN provides. Their imaginations are drawn to the promise of unique play structures with various levels to create trails through as they explore. To kids in school, a playground is as much a social experience as it is about physical activity. Our school playground equipment offers a social space for children, as well as unique and creative school playground equipment that encourages students to attend school so they don't miss out on the playground.

An Attractive School Environment

Children of all ages learn better in environments that they enjoy. Our KOMPAN school playground equipment can contribute to lesson plans to bring learning onto the playground. It is important, especially for primary schools, to offer playground equipment that encourages physical learning while providing mental stimulation as well. Our creative school playground equipment designs also provide an appealing school appearance for prospective parents and students.

Raising Pupil Attainment

Ensuring the health and safety of children who are using KOMPAN school playground equipment is one of our primary goals, that is why we provide safe playground flooring installation as standard. Having a safer playing environment encourages children to challenge themselves and attempt physical activities they may not have tried before. To build up children's self-confidence they must step out of their comfort zones through independent exploration. When a child plays on a climbing frame without help for the first time this gives them a sense of achievement for succeeding at something new.

Boosting Academic Achievement

Many studies have found a consistent link between the use of sports equipment and an improvement in educational achievements. Providing exciting and engaging school playground equipment for children allows them to relax and engage their creativity out of the classroom. Interesting and imaginative playground equipment helps children to improve their fitness while encouraging mental stimulation that can boost academic achievements.

Improving Student Attention

We are an experienced business especially when it comes to supplying school playground equipment. This means we understand that providing opportunities for play and physical activity has a positive impact on classroom behaviour. When children are allowed to play games in the playground this can increase their attention span in class directly afterwards. At KOMPAN we ensure this happens by designing each of our products so students can get the most out of their freedom to play across all child development areas.




We have been working with primary schools to help boost attendance, attention and attainment by installing unique and engaging playground equipment. Our primary school playground solutions offer challenging and creative learning through play to boost curriculum outcomes. 

Secondary school


At KOMPAN we have proven that the right outdoor opportunities, designed in the right way, are still a well-rounded way for secondary school children to hang out together and be active while being social. We offer unique play and sports solutions specifically aimed at this age group. 

Colleges & Universities


Whether you are looking for a a great multi use games area, trendy parcour and street workout equipment or good quality fitness equipment for outdoor training, our product range for colleges and universities is sure to help you create a popular and functional area for being active and for learning. 

50 years experience creating school playground equipment

After having helped thousands of schools get the most out of their outdoor space, we understand that every area has unique requirements. That's why we offer customized outdoor playground designs for schools that meet your needs while respecting your budget.

Our multifaceted team of play consultants, landscape designers, and other experts work together to follow a specially developed KOMPAN school playground planning process that will provide you with a playground plan tailored to your specific needs, including those looking to include inclusive playground equipment

Multiple experts, including your local KOMPAN consultant along with our design team examine how the school playground equipment will support your students, curriculum, space, surroundings, and activities.

The finished result is completely original, custom-designed school playground equipment that provides the greatest possible value for the school, the outdoor space, and the students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should school playground equipment be inspected?

If your playground equipment has moving parts, then you should conduct a playground inspection every three months. Any faults should be fixed as soon as they’re discovered.

Does KOMPAN offer any guarantees on our playground equipment?

Yes. At KOMPAN, we offer industry-leading warranties with agreements differing between parts and materials. Explore our complete range of warranties here for more information.

Can I order spare parts?

Yes, at KOMPAN we offer a variety of high-quality spare parts. Whether you know the part number or product number or need help identifying what you need, order from our team today here.

What is the most popular school playground equipment?

Slides and swings are two of the most popular playground equipment choices for schools. The best option depends on your school, students, and outdoor space. Discuss what playground equipment is right for you with someone from our friendly team today.

How much does school playground equipment cost?

How much playground equipment may cost depends on your budget. Whether you want a brand-new bespoke structure or an existing high-quality design, there is an affordable option available for your school from KOMPAN.

KOMPAN outdoor playground equipment for schools