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. 

Cancellations due to weather - in relation to weather/ground conditions, Hirers must assess the suitability of any let within the following timescales:

(a) at least 24 hours prior to a weekday Let, OR
(b) by 12 noon on the preceding Friday for a weekend Let.

Where a School let requires to be cancelled the Hirer must inform School lets within the above timescales.

The end date on your application will be the final date for that let once approved, you need to complete a new application to request a let that continues beyond the agreed date. 


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

There are two types of application:

You'll be asked to accept the terms and conditions of let when you submit your application:

We need more information from you for hydrotherapy pools bookings:

You 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:

Kitchen and servery facilities and equipment are also available to hire (prices are available upon request):

All documents can be returned by email to schoollets@dumgal.gov.uk or by post to School Lets, St Teresa's Education Centre, Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0DY.


Notice of all cancellations must be sent to schoollets@dumgal.gov.uk.

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.

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:

Contact details

You can also complete a short customer survey if you'd like to provide feedback or any comments about this page.

Page last updated: 22/05/2018
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