Hiring facilities at Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Dartford Grammar School for Girls has a range of facilities that are available for hire by schools and external organisations at various times during the year for either a one off event or on a regular basis.
The school is situated near the A2 and M25 and is easily accessible. If travelling by train, the nearest main line train station is located 1 mile from the school in Dartford.
Dartford Grammar School for Girls hires its facilities out on a regular basis to various Associations, Swim Schools, Sports Clubs and Dancing Clubs as well as local primary and secondary schools.
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Facilities at Dartford Grammar School for Girls
The Sports Hall
The Sports Hall was purpose built in 2009. Internally, the indoor hall is 36 m x 23 m and is marked out for a variety of indoor sports. It has a full sized netball court, 4 badminton courts, and a volleyball and basketball court. The Sports Hall has separate changing facilities for males and females as well as disabled access and changing facilities.
In addition, we have 3 external netball courts and 4 tennis courts available to hire which are situated next to the main Sports Hall.
We have a gymnastics room within the main building which is currently available for hire.
Our dance studio has been fitted with a new air conditioning unit and has a newly redecorated changing facility. it is hired on a regular basis by Jujitsu clubs and local dance clubs. The dance studio currently has time available for hire on Friday evenings.
We have a well maintained indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms. Organisations or groups hiring the pool must provide their own lifeguard. This facility is used throughout the year by many external groups including local schools. Availability is very limited, but please enquire if you are interested in booking the pool at the contact email listed below.
The dining hall is available for hire and is currently used by neighbourhood organisations for their regular meetings.
The Main Hall
The Main Hall is ideal for presentations, lectures, seminars and workshops and can comfortably seat 600, with 125 in the balcony area. The Main Hall’s floorspace is 25.5m x 13.6m, and in addition has a stage area measuring 9.1m wide by 6.5m deep. Please note that the Main Hall is not available for hire during the mock and exam periods which are held in January and during the summer terms.
College Block Hall
We have a second smaller hall which can be used for smaller presentations, lectures, seminars and workshops and this can comfortably seat 240. This measures 18.5m x 9.6m and is currently used by exercise groups.
During term time, the school is a busy place educating 1076 students. Most facilities are therefore only available to hire during the weekday evening (Mon-Fri) from 5.15pm until 10pm or during the school holidays. Facilities are also available for hire on Saturdays from 9am until 4pm. Please note that we do not hire out facilities for celebrations or parties.
Car parking is limited during term time but there are spaces available in various areas within the school car park and grounds during the school holidays. There are several disabled parking bays available at all times.
The various rooms and areas for hire are used throughout the year by external groups, schools and organisations, however we do still have availability and also operate a waiting list should a regular hire become available. Please note that we currently only have availability in the Sports Hall on Friday evenings or during the day on Saturdays (9am-4pm).
Health & Safety
We follow HSE regulations and guidance and operate a strict health and safety policy to ensure that the school, hirer and users of our facilities are safe at all times. Please note that DBS checks are required should you wish to undertake a hire during the school day. Lettings throughout the school day are normally only granted permission to other local schools, however please note that risk assessments and current DBS checks are still required.
To enquire about hiring any of the facilities at Dartford Grammar School for Girls or for further information, please email Mrs Jane Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.