Milverton Primary School, Leamington Spa

Project: Milverton Primary School, Leamington Spa

Milverton Primary School in Leamington Spa needed an artificial surface fitting during the summer weeks especially for the reception area so the children had a dedicated place to play all year round. The school, which has been established for over one hundred years, describes itself as “a community within a community” who have a well-earned reputation for caring sensitively for the needs of all of their pupils.


Because the area was for the reception class only, the school opted for a product with playground safety surface installed underneath, giving a critical fall height of 120cm. On top of this the school selected Playrite’s Nearlygrass 24, a tightly tufted, durable turf that can withstand many years of constant use whilst still being soft underfoot. A mid height yarn that is manufactured to create natural looking fibres with a 24mm pile height and a special holed latex backing for good drainage. The whole Nearlygrass range requires minimal maintenance and needs no watering or chemical treatments to keep it looking good, what’s more it never needs cutting, weeding or feeding reducing time and money spent and a surface like this can last up to ten years.


The project was installed by Michael Parkes from Forever Green who also installed Playrite’s Nearlygrass at Baskerville School in Birmingham. Ben Wilde, head teacher at Milverton Primary School was very pleased with the Nearlygrass 24 product and is now looking at having other areas of the school updated with Playrite’s range of artificial grass. He commented: “'We have been really pleased with our artificial turf. The turf has transformed our outdoor classroom area and now provides us with a space the children can use outside all year round without getting wet and muddy!”