Improving attendance in primary schools with playgrounds

Improving attendance in primary schools is a big deal. Children need to be in school learning valuable mental, physical and social skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives. Too many days off and their development will suffer.

But, you know all of that already. What you might not know is how playgrounds are the perfect investment for improving attendance in primary schools.

Don’t believe us? Here’s how it works.

Playgrounds bring fun to school

School can never be 100% fun for students 100% of the time. But, having a well-equipped and exciting playground brings the promise of fun activity into every day a child comes to school. Students know they can make it through their least favourite lesson because the fun of your climbing system or adventure trail is a fantastic reward at the end of it.

Playgrounds encourage social interaction

Playgrounds are where children make and develop friendships that can last a lifetime. Having a happy social unit to spend time with during playtime makes children much more excited about the idea of going to school. They’ll get to spend their break times having fun with their friends.

Outdoor play increases health

Children who spend time being active in the outdoors are naturally more healthy than those who don’t. If they’re not suffering with colds and other common illnesses, they’ll spend more time at school.

Playgrounds can help manage lateness

If children have a fun space to go and wait before school, they’re more likely to arrive early to get in some playtime before their structured school lessons start.


Playgrounds improve focus and attainment

Some children might be absent from school because they’re not challenged or excited to be there. By giving them time outdoors on the playground, you can actually increase their focus and help them get more from their lessons.

By giving children different kinds of activities throughout the day and the chance to get active, they’re better able to concentrate and will enjoy their study time more.

Invest in your playground

Investing in your playground can help you improve attendance in your school. Take a look at all our fantastic pieces of playground equipment and get in touch today. We’d be happy to help. Simply call 01347 878 747 or contact us online.