Currently, 76% of sports halls, 73% of artificial grass pitches, 29% of swimming pools and 52% of grass pitches in England are located within schools, colleges and other educational institutions. This means that a lot of the country’s sports facilities sit redundant in the evening and at weekends, whilst at the same time many sports clubs and teams are crying out for somewhere to play. The guidance aims to help Head Teachers, Governors, school business managers and potential school partners understand the benefits of community use. It advises on the best possible approach, and suggests how the work is sustainable and should not become a burden.

If you have already introduced community sport to your school, the guidance helps you sustain this work and the delivery options section offers suggestions about how you can develop it further. The information in this guidance will help you attract sufficient users to generate income, provide a good quality service and maintain full opportunities for your pupils without affecting your core business.

For further details contact:

Matt Stocks

Development Manager (Children & Young People)


M: 07726 902888