Hiring and Letting

Quality facilities for our community

Did you know that our facilities are hired by a range of community groups?


Thank you for your interest in hiring Bournemouth School For Girls’ facilities.

We have a range of rooms and facilities available to allow you to accommodate a wide range of activities and events, such as, sporting events, music, drama, dance, conferences or meetings.

We invite you to read through the information supplied in this brochure which will answer many of your questions. We will of course be happy to discuss your individual requirements either via phone, email, or in person should you wish to make an appointment for viewing.

School Fields

We have a number of other spaces which are available to hire, for example, classrooms.

We have a car park for each of our entrances. The Castle Gate Close car park can hold up to 86 cars, and the East Way car park can hold up to 30 cars. A number of disabled parking spaces are available.

Toilets are available in each of our buildings. Toilet access is not automatically included for hirers of outside facilities.

D1 in Performing Arts Centre

Lettings Priority

Priority is to let to established organisations where they meet the
following criteria:

  • Regular hirers with multiple sessions or reoccurring bookings.
    This allows positive relationships to develop, a sense of working together and is efficient in terms of bookings, invoices and
    administration for both parties
  • Appropriately constituted organisations (not individuals)
    Opportunities to enhance teaching and learning
    Hirers that align with Bournemouth School for Girls’ values and ethos
  • Hirers that understand that the impacts on the work of the
    school should be minimised or ideally not occur.
D3 in Performing Arts Centre

Main Building

The Main Hall

The hall is a large and versatile space and has in the past accommodated theatre shows, fashion shows, dance shows, conferences, meetings, forums, choirs, orchestral rehearsals and dinner dances. The hall has a stage, lighting, sound and projector with a drop down screen for presentations. At some times of
the year it may be possible to set up tiered seating.
The floor space is 17.4m (L) x 13.7m (W) approx.

Dining Room

The dining room is an ideal space to provide catering for guests at events
in the hall or as a break out/additional space.
The floor space is 15m (L) x 10m (W) approx

Dining Room

Hall and Dining Room Combined

Hall in use for Model Railway Meeting

The hall and dining room are separated from each other by a
corridor with bi-fold doors and can be opened up to provide one
usable space. The corridor floor space is 4m (L) x 7.7m (W) approx

The Performing Arts Centre


This is the largest room in the PAC and is suitable for meetings, conferences, rehearsals and shows. At some times of the year it may be possible to set uptiered seating. D1 has lighting, sound and a projector. The space is 14m x 13m approx


D2 is ideal for choir rehearsals, meetings, and break out space.
The space is 9.5m x 7.5m approx.


D3 is usually set out with tables and chairs.
The space is 10m x 8m approx

PE Facilities

Dance Studio

The dance studio opened in 2022 and is our newest facility for hire. The studio has been purpose built and has a wooden floor, wall mounted TVs, sound system. A ballet barre and mirrors are due to be fitted in 2022.
The space measures: 16.2m (L) x 10m (W) approx.

Tennis Courts

There are 8 tennis courts which were resurfaced in 2021


The gym has recently been refurbished and the roof replaced.
The space measures 16.5m (L) x 12.2m (W) approx.


The school field is available for hire after school, during weekends and holidays. The space is also available for community groups for social use (who receive no form of payment). The field is marked for football in the winter season and for athletics during the summer season.

Booking with us:

For further information/to make an enquiry please contact Lisa McKenzie on 01202 526289,or by email:

Location: Bournemouth School For Girls, Castle Gate Close, off Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UJ

Terms and Conditions of Hire


  • Hirers must use only the accommodation booked for the times and purposes specified on the booking form.

  • The hirer shall be required to pay for any breakage, losses or damage to property arising out of the letting.

  • The sub-letting of premises is prohibited.

  • The wearing of footwear likely to cause damage to floors is forbidden. Special preparations, such as those required for the purpose of dancing, must not be applied to the floors without specific approval.

  • Representatives of the School Governors have free access to the premises at all times for the purpose of inspection.

  • The cost of payments to the school caretaker or other person employed in connection with a letting will be payable by the hirer and will be included in the fee charged unless

    otherwise stated.

  • The charge for accommodation includes the use of furniture only within the room. In the event of the hirer requiring additional furniture a separate charge may be made according to circumstances.

  • On days when the school is in session articles for use during the letting may not be delivered to the school before 4.30pm, on the day of use, unless arrangements for earlier delivery are made with the Director of Finance and Operations.

  • The hirer shall remove all chairs or other furniture, decorations and any other materials introduced into the premises, immediately after the period of hire.

  • Stage lighting, audio and visual equipment may be operated only by competent persons approved by the school.

  • Where the kitchen is let it will be subject to the Director of Finance and Operations’ special agreement. When let, the management and food preparation of the kitchen is the hirers’ responsibility. Hirers are referred to the Environmental Health Department at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, telephone no 01202 123123 to establish their legal responsibilities.


  • Hirers must ascertain from Bournemouth Borough Council whether or not a licence is required for their use, or for any other use to which premises are to be put, and if so, must obtain and ensure full compliance with the necessary licence.

  • Intoxicating liquor shall not be sold or supplied on educational premises without the express consent of the School Governors and the obtaining by the hirer of an occasional licence.

  • Hirers of educational establishments are required to furnish details direct to the Performing Rights Society of “all musical works, whether published or in a manuscript, performed at the premises vocally, instrumentally or mechanically, at entertainments for which a charge is made”. Where appropriate, a form should be completed and forwarded direct to the Performing Rights Society Limited immediately after the letting has taken place.

  • When commercial sound recordings are publicly used an application for a licence to use such recordings must be submitted to Phonographic Performance Limited, 1 Upper James Street, London, W1F 9DE.


  • The School Governors shall not be responsible for the loss or damage to any property whatsoever or death or injury to any person whatsoever. Hirers should provide their own insurance against their liability towards the public and their own employees in this respect.

School Field

  • Hirers of the School playing fields must ensure that the use of the playing field will not prejudice its use for normal purpose. Full supervision by a responsible adult must be undertaken whilst the field is being used. Motor vehicles must not be taken on to the school playing field.

  • The school reserves the right to render the playing fields or football pitches unplayable in poor conditions.


  • The school governors have due regard to safeguarding regulations and require all hirers of the premises and site to comply with these. It is the expectation that hirers will provide a copy of their safeguarding policy to the school and note that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Anna Collins who is contactable on the school number 01202 526289. The hirer will provide Enhanced DBS check details for the lead person for any regulated activities for under 18’s and will ensure all staff and volunteers have appropriate clearances.

  • The school governors take due diligence in regard to safeguarding and Prevent of who is present on the school site and require the same diligence of all hirers of the premises and site.

First Aid

  • It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure their First Aid obligations are met.


  • The School Governors reserve the right to cancel any letting. Any deposit paid will be refunded in these circumstances. Refunds will not normally be made in the case of cancellation by the hirer.