Grounds maintenance
Grounds maintenance

Grounds maintenance

In a society where children and families are spending less and less time outdoors, school grounds play a vital role in engaging young people with the natural world. Too often though, school grounds are treated as a liability: full of unspecified risks and unquantified costs!

Our approach is different. We work carefully to maintain safe, beautiful and engaging environments that positively benefit school life.

We maintain the grounds of around 20 schools across the region. From the specialist requirements of the stunning plantings in our own projects, to wild spaces, woodlands and ponds, allotment areas and kitchen gardens, right through to the intensively managed sports fields of large secondary schools, we have the equipment and experience to get the job done, and the attention to detail and responsiveness needed to ensure our work meets the school’s’ exact requirements.

What our clients say


Fiona Cullivan-Ward

Littletown J, I & N School

Head Teacher

Littletown School have worked extensively with Arcadia over the last few years to create exceptional outdoor learning areas. At all times we have been impressed by the level of creativity, horticultural knowledge and their professional approach.

They listen, understand the needs of children, staff and deliver exceptional, beautiful and imaginative spaces for play and learning.

I am delighted to be able to endorse this company, they do amazing things with muddy spaces!

Phil Sunter

Batley Parish Junior, Infant and Nursery School


Samantha Smith, Head of Early Years

The John Curwen Co-operative Primary Academy

An excellent learning space

In our Early Years Kirklees Local Authority Audit in January 2016 (Bev Richards) commented in her report:

The development of the outdoor space has been a significant project resulting in an excellent learning space.