Facilities for hire in Portsmouth | Portsmouth High School

Facilities for hire

Portsmouth High School offers the use of school buildings and grounds for hire to cater for sporting, musical, theatrical and educational activities for external activity groups.

Both our Senior and Prep School sites have facilities including halls, classrooms and cafés available for hire.

During term time, the facilities are available for hire from 5.30pm weekdays and at weekends for large events and organisations seeking termly contracts.

Throughout the school holidays the facilities are available from 8am 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 independent school facilities at Portsmouth High Prep or Senior School sites, would like further information, or to view the facilities please email lettings@por.gdst.net

Find out more about our independent school facilities here.

Senior School Facilities

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 £35+VAT*.

Climbing Wall

Climbing has grown into a mainstream exercise activity and Portsmouth High School has an impressive climbing wall in the Sports Hall on the Senior School site. The climbing wall is available for hire to all community groups. Please contact the school for further hiring details.

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 £35+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 £35+VAT*.

Prep School Facilities

All-weather sports pitch

The all-weather pitch at the Prep School is a high quality surface at the rear of the school’s extensive grounds. The pitch can be used for a variety of sports including hockey, netball, tennis, cricket, rounders and athletics and is suitable for training and matches. Please contact the school for further hiring details.

Main Hall

The Main Hall at the prep 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 £35+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 £35+VAT*.

Whole School Facilities

Meeting Rooms

There is a modern café on the Senior School site and a brand new parents’ meeting room on the Prep 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 is £35+VAT* or hirers should contact the Premises and Facilities Manager on 023 9282 6714 to discuss the discounted full day rates


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 Prep 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 Prep 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.

Find out more about the extensive sports curriculum at independent school, Portsmouth High School here.