In June 2014 Sportsafe UK was contacted by Hawthorns Academy in Wokingham.  Hawthorns were interested in clearing, landscaping and surfacing a large Outdoor classroom which was worn and had poor drainage.


Sportsafe UK held a series of free site consultations with the Hawthorn Academy to understand exactly what the school required. From these consultations Sportsafe recommended the installation of a premium artificial grass surface with full stone sub base layer to ensure fast drainage. The Academy elected to go with Sportsafe UK’s proposal, the job was completed in around two and a half weeks with minimal disruption to the school day.

The final results are fantastic, the Academy were delighted with the transformation of a previously muddy and messy area around the school.  The artificial grass requires little if no maintenance and has a lifetime in excess of 10 years. This installation has enabled outdoor lessons to resume in this area and enabled a new area for lunch time play.

Sportsafe is committed to offering highly bespoke solutions that meet all requirements, and are passionate about ensuring student safety.


Sportsafe UK offer a highly diverse range of outdoor surfacing solutions including Rubber Crumb Surfacing, Artificial Grass Surfacing, Astro Turf Sports Surfacing and Playground Markings. If you would like any further details about Sportsafe UK’s Outdoor Surfacing Solutions please email [email protected] Or Click the link ( to request a free site visit.