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Hire school facilities

You can hire primary and secondary school facilities in the evenings and at weekends for events and sports activities.

Schools are available for hire from 6pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend lets are also available subject to staff cover. Applications should be made during term time with at least 2 weeks' notice and in advance of holiday periods.

Some applications for hiring school facilities are handled by an associated secondary school; associated schools can also be hired.

FacilitiesAssociated secondary school
Eastriggs Primary School
Hecklegirth Primary School
Newington Primary School
Annan Academy
Castle Douglas PrimaryCastle Douglas High School

Dalbeattie High School

Kells Primary SchoolDalry Secondary School
Creetown Primary School
Minnigaff Primary School
Penninghame Primary School
Wigtown Primary School
Douglas Ewart High School
Ae Primary School
Calside Primary School
Dumfries High School
Heathhall Primary School
Laurieknowe Primary School
Lincluden Primary School
Lochside Primary School
Maxwelltown High School
Noblehill Primary School
Penpont Primary School
St Andrew's RC Primary
St Joseph's College
Troqueer Primary School
Dumfries Academy
Gatehouse Primary School
Kirkcudbright Primary School
Kirkcudbright Academy
Langholm AcademyN/A
Lochmaben Primary School
Lockerbie Primary School
Lockerbie Academy
Moffat Primary SchoolMoffat Academy
Kelloholm Primary SchoolSanquhar Academy
Drummore Primary School
Glenluce Primary School
Sandhead Primary School
Stranraer Academy
Closeburn Primary School
Moniaive Primary School
Penpont Primary School
Wallace Hall Primary School
Wallace Hall Academy


There is an hourly hire rate and there may be extra charges for out of hours cover.

Some clubs and organisations may qualify for VAT exemption. Check the criteria and submit an exemption form along with your application form:

How to apply

Application forms should be sent directly to the associated secondary school.

You will also need to sign a Child and Vulnerable Group Protection declaration if you're hiring a facility as an individual and not as a member of a club or organisation. This declaration should be submitted with the application:


At least 7 days' notice is required to qualify for a fee waiver. Cancellations received at short notice will be charged in full unless under exceptional circumstances.

Schools can also be closed in emergency circumstances such as severe weather conditions which may affect your hire.

Kitchen facilities

 Kitchen facilities and equipment are also available to hire, there is an hourly rate and prices are available upon request. These bookings are not handled by the schools.

Schools with sport facilities

Some schools have dual use in partnership with leisure and sport services. These facilities can also be hired and bookings should be made direct to the facility.


Email or call 01387 260107 for further information.

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Page last updated: 26/07/16