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Welcome to OPAL

The best way to understand our work is to hear it first hand from our schools.


OPAL Community Interest Company has helped make play better for around 500,000 children in hundreds of primary schools aross the UK and Canada. Our experienced team will be able to help you create happier playtimes, create better play spaces and enable staff to support wonderful play through our OPAL Primary Programme and our design and advice services.

In 2018 OPAL won the best active-schools programme in Europe in an EU funded Europe-wide awards competition.

We mainly work in the state sector but also work for International and Private schools.

Primary Playtimes


OPAL supports primary schools to dramatically improve the quality of playtimes. OPAL runs the only programme …more

The OPAL Team

Currently, the UK team is made up of eleven OPAL Mentors covering all of the UK.

The OPAL team has expertise in teaching, landscape design, project management, playwork and all of the skills you will need to … more


OPAL provides support to large and small organisations to enable them to develop a policy-based approach to play and to create design… more

Free Resources


All of the most up-to-date information on supporting play in schools and settings published by the OPAL and the UK’s leading play organisations …more

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