Hire school facilities

Apply for room, pool and sports facility lets

You can hire a range of facilities in our schools including

  • swimming pools
  • classrooms
  • games and sports halls
  • sports pitches.

How you apply depends on the type of school and the facilities you want to use.

Please give at least two weeks’ notice. 

Hire sports facilities in a secondary school

Sports facilities in 

  • James Gillespie's High
  • Portobello High

are managed by Edinburgh Leisure.

Find out how to hire sports facilities in these schools on the Edinburgh Leisure website.

To hire sports facilities in our other secondary schools follow the steps for hiring school rooms below. 

Hire school rooms in a secondary school 

Contact the school to check availability first. Find a secondary school.

Send a completed application form to the school. Read about charges and access the application.

Hire a primary or special school

Complete the application form below and return it to us at the address below. 

If you wish to use a school at the weekend or after 6pm on a weekday, you must check if the school's janitor is available to support your let before you submit your application.

If you wish to use the school before 6pm on a weekday, you must ask the headteacher to approve this and sign your application.

Find a primary school or special school.

Kitchen facilities

Use of kitchen facilities is not included in any let. If you need to use kitchen facilities you must

  • give details of this in your application, including the times of use
  • pay for a member of catering staff to be present while the kitchen is in use.

Any group that uses a kitchen without permission will be in breach of the conditions of their let. We may cancel their let.

You can access drinking water outside of kitchen areas in all schools.

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