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In the mid-1990s, our Founding Partner first designed a rigid mesh fencing system for use in schools in the UK. Over the past 20 years, we continue to lead the development of durable and high-quality school fencing systems.

Our SafeTFix Hidden Fixing Systems provide schools with completely snag-free fixing. Each fencing system is designed to meet the requirements of high levels of daily usage. From nurseries to high schools and colleges, CLD Systems has a suitable fencing solution.


NaCTSO Guidance


In 2017, NaCTSO, or National Counter Terrorism Security Office published the Crowded Spaces Guidance on Schools. We continue to develop fencing systems that meet the demand for ‘cover from view’ screens to the fencing line. Our ScreenFence system is available in both Twin Wire and 358 Mesh, plus we have our Screenogril fencing option. CLD Systems provides railings, profiled, twin wire, 358 mesh, and temporary fencing systems for a school environment.


School Fencing FAQs 


What are the types of school perimeter fencing?

There are various types of school fencing, each has a specific use, and has factors that should be considered. These include Location, Local environment, and Crime rate.

Alongside the above factors, other contributing factors could include whether your school premises has a public right of way. It’s also important to take into account previous risk assessments, which have stated that stricter access control is required.

We offer a wide range of school fencing options: 

  • Profiled rigid mesh school fencing
  • Twin-wire rigid mesh school fencing
  • 358 rigid mesh school fencing
  • ‘cover from view’ screen fencing
  • Sports Muga fencing
  • ROSPA railings
  • Bow top railings
  • Pencil fencing
  • Laser-cut bespoke fencing
  • Temporary rigid mesh fencing
  • Swing gates
  • Cantilever sliding gates
  • Bi-folding trackless gates

Available in a variety of heights, our fencing is suitable for boundary demarcation as well as security fencing for high-risk areas.


What are the regulations for school perimeter fencing?

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) state that as a governing body, they have no ‘particular expectations’ for the measures a school takes to reduce risk and improve site security, as long as the safety of the premises, staff, and children are regarded at all times.

Information around official regulations on school perimeter fencing is sparse. The general consensus is that school fencing is employed, based entirely on the particular circumstances of the school.

For example, if a school is located on the main road which has heavy footfall, fencing could reduce risk, and in turn, the likelihood of a breach of security. Whereas a school in the countryside may require fewer fencing systems. Smaller fences or alternative boundaries could serve the same purpose for that specific school.


What are the benefits of school fencing?

School fencing comes with a variety of benefits: 

  • Enhanced school image. Whether you’re opting for a classic green, a modern black, or incorporating your school colours into your perimeter fencing, this can refresh and drastically improve the image of your school. 
  • Increased safety measures. For children, staff, and the premises itself. Fencing provides a safety measure that is both a physical and visual deterrent. Typically, a school with appropriate fencing is less likely to suffer a breach of security, as well as helping to keep children and staff safe within the boundary.
  • Easy maintenance. As well as being practical, it’s very easy to maintain and requires minimum upkeep. 
  • Added peace of mind. It’s very likely that parents will look for a learning environment where they feel their child is safe and secure. Fencing can help to provide this overall image.


Do you offer temporary school fencing?

In 2016 we launched our first temporary fencing system. This uses the same rigid mesh panels and posts which are used in our permanent fencing solutions. This temporary fencing is used for corporate events, construction sites, and in schools. Providing a reliable, safe, and secure temporary solution, with zero ground strike.


How long does it take to install perimeter fencing for schools?

It’s important to consider the below aspects when determining how long your installation process will last. 

  • Distance. How much fencing is required? This will of course affect the installation time. 
  • Height. How tall do you require your school fencing to be? The taller the fencing, usually the longer the installation time. 
  • Type of fencing. Depending on your requirements, different types of fencing will have different installation times. 

Other considerations such as stepping, or custom designs will naturally take longer during the planning and design stages. We would always recommend discussing your specific needs and preferences with a member of the CLD team to find the best fit for your school.


How much does school fencing cost?

The cost of a school fencing system differs depending on the type, height, and distance of fencing required. At CLD Systems, we’re proud to offer fencing for a wide range of budgets. Ensuring that your specific needs are met, for the best price. Our fencing ranges from standard V-mesh to high-security solutions. Enabling us to meet a wide range of uses and school environments.


What is the recommended height for school fencing?

There are no hard and fast laws around specifications for school fencing. The height of your school fencing should depend on the circumstances of your school. The DoE offers brief advice on important areas of a school that should be considered when installing perimeter fencing. This includes having ‘effective physical security measures, but the fine details are not defined.

We would suggest considering factors such as the local area, risk factors, and location. These will help in determining what fencing your school could benefit from. 

Alternatively, get in touch with our team of experts, for advice on how our fencing can meet your particular needs and requirements.

A Rainbow of Colours 


School fencing doesn’t have to be just green or black! Our entire range of school fencing solutions can be Polyester Powder Coated in the full range of RAL colours. Including metallic and marine grade (a special paint mix that provides dedicated protection against sea elements). Having colourful school fencing creates a feature, as well as provides protection.

An Education in Security 


Over the past 20 years, at CLD Systems we have driven the protection of children in schools to new levels. This is thanks to our consistently advancing fencing and gate systems. Designing and manufacturing new and groundbreaking systems, we have raised the standards of school fencing across the United Kingdom.

From our rolled top school fencing systems Rotop with its 150 x 50mm mesh apertures and zero external fixings to our ‘Cover from View’ Screen Fencing. Each system has been designed to offer the right level of protection for each stage of school education.

We haven’t just stopped with Mesh though and thanks to investment in CNC Machinery at our Cheshire manufacturing plant we have been able to lead the way in Laser Cut School Fencing designs. Working from complex patterns through to hand-drawn designs by the children we are able to create one-of-a-kind school fencing and gate systems.

Our range of Flexa-Rail Railing systems features the Playsafe ROSPA-approved bow top railing for use around children’s play areas. However, for the best in-school ground protection, our Profiled Ultimate School Fencing offers hard-wearing 165 x 38mm mesh apertures on 5mm nominal wires.

All our gate systems can be infilled with the full range of school fencing, including our bespoke laser-cut panels. Meaning your next school project can benefit from a completely matching perimeter fencing and gate package.

Fencing and Gate Systems

  • Profiled Rigid Mesh School Fencing

  • Twin Wire Rigid Mesh School Fencing

  • 358 Rigid Mesh School Fencing

  • 'Cover from View' Screen Fencing

  • Sports MUGA Fencing

  • Decorative Rigid Mesh Fencing

  • ROSPA Railings

  • Bow Top Railings

  • Pencil Fencing

  • Laser Cut Bespoke Fencing

  • Temporary Rigid Mesh Fencing

  • Swing Gates

  • Cantilever Sliding Gates

  • Bi Folding Trackless Gates

Natural School Fencing 


If you want to take your next school project to a new level, our Stone Fence decorative wall system is the obvious choice.

Using our twin wire mesh panels to create a divide that allows you to display the beauty of local stone, broken bricks, or other recycled products provides a green aesthetically pleasing school fencing system.

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