Facilities for hire | Portsmouth High School

Facilities for hire

Facilities available for hire at Portsmouth High School

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Portsmouth High School offers the use of school buildings and grounds to cater for sporting, musical, theatrical and educational activities for external activity groups. Both our senior and junior school sites have halls, classrooms and cafés available for hire.

During term time, the facilities are available for hire from 5.30pm to 10pm weekdays and at weekends for large events and organisations seeking termly contracts. Throughout school holidays the facilities are available from 8am-10pm and parking can be made available either in the main car park or additional parking near the sports facilities.

If you are interested in hiring the facilities at Portsmouth High Junior or Senior School sites, would like further information, or to view the facilities please email lettings@por.gdst.net

Senior School Facilities

*Hourly rates effective from 1.9.15 to 31.8.16

Sports Hall


The Sports Hall on the senior site is designed to ‘Sport England’ specification. The facility is suitable for football, netball, badminton, basketball, tchoukball and trampolining. The Hall features a split curtain divider for dual purpose use. Within the sports facility there is a viewing gallery, changing facilities and showers.

The hourly hire rate for this facility is £31+VAT*.

Main Hall


The Main Hall is ideal for dance groups as it is equipped with a sprung floor, music system and mirrors. The Hall has a capacity of 370 people; it has theatre style retractable seating, accommodating 250 people and loose seating accommodating 120 people. There is a large stage and the hall is equipped with a sound and lighting desk and large stage screen and projector. Suitable for functions, the Main Hall also has a hospitality servery.

The hourly hire rate for this facility is £31+VAT*.

Drama Studio


Attached to the Main Hall through adjoining doors at the back of the stage, the Drama Studio is an ideal space for rehearsals or a production green room and is equipped with a stage and lighting. The Drama Studio is suitable for smaller events or productions, accommodating for 100 people seated or 150 standing.

The hourly hire rate for this facility is £31+VAT*.

Main Hall


The Main Hall at the junior site can accommodate 200 people seated or 250 standing and is ideal for events with its hospitality kitchens and servery and easy access to the landscaped gardens and playgrounds. The hall is equipped with a large screen and projector and audio visual console.

The hourly hire rate for this facility is £31+VAT*

The Owen Room


Ideal for small events, the Owen Room can accommodate 50 people seated or 100 standing. This facility can be set up for smaller productions, drinks receptions and events. There is access onto the landscaped gardens and playgrounds from this room.

The hourly hire rate for this facility is £31+VAT*.

Meeting Rooms


There is a modern café on the Senior School site and a brand new parents’ meeting room on the Junior School site which are both available to hire for informal meetings. Both are equipped with WiFi and facilities for hot drinks.

The hourly hire rate for these facilities are £31+VAT* or hirers should contact the Premises and Facilities Manager on 023 9282 6714 to discuss the discounted full day rates.

Classrooms


School classrooms are available to use during the holidays with a teaching capacity for 25 students. These rooms are equipped with WiFi, whiteboards, interactive boards and overhead projectors. If hire is required for a continual occupation throughout the holiday period, ie a minimum of three days per week or longer, the school will provide a discounted hire rate.  Hirers should contact the Premises and Facilities Manager to discuss rates.

Outdoor netball or tennis court facilities


The grounds of the Junior School are available to hire for sporting activities as there are four courts marked out for netball and tennis.

The Senior School site has a court marked out for netball and basketball.

The hourly hire rate for these facilities is £25+VAT*.

Wedding and Celebratory Reception Parties


The Junior School hall has access directly onto beautiful landscaped grounds which are a perfect location for wedding and celebratory receptions or parties.

Car Parking


Hirers are able to use the two school car parks however we cannot guarantee parking spaces, local public car parks and on-street parking is also available nearby.

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