La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Facilities for Hire

Facilities for Hire

It is not just our students who benefit from the superb facilities at our school. We have spacious buildings and extensive grounds, and, as part of our commitment to the local community, the school is always delighted for private groups, local organisations, and companies to use a number of the facilities we have to offer.

The following facilities are available for use:

  • Two dining halls, for function hire, e.g. children's parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
  • Chapel, for general meetings, conferences, musical recitals, and performances.
  • Basketball/Netball court (non-floodlit).
  • Dance Studio, which is suitable for yoga, pilates, keep fit, martial arts, kettle fitness training, dance etc.
  • Drama Studio, for performances, rehearsals (dance, music and drama).
  • Floodlit Multi-Purpose Sports Pitch (floodlit), with line markings for Hockey, football (either one whole pitch or three 5-a-side pitches), Netball, Tennis and Tag Rugby.
  • Sports Hall (full size), suitable for indoor Football, Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Badminton (4 courts), Frisbee and indoor Athletics

We also have a range of classrooms and outside spaces (with space for marquees, bouncy castles etc.) for general hire.

For images of our facilities, please see the gallery below


Prices start from:

 Sports Hall (for sporting activities)   £80   £60
 Sports Hall (for function hire, e.g. parties, weddings)  £220  
 Multi-Purpose Sports Pitch (out of school hours rate)  £120   £105
 Multi-Purpose Sports Pitch (during school hours rate)  £130  
 Multi-Purpose Sports Pitch (half hourly session)   £55 per ½ hour £55 per ½ hour
 Netball Court   £45  £45 
 Dance Studio   £40   £35
Drama Studio £40 £35
Classrooms £35
ICT Suite £40
Music Practice Rooms £25
Dining Hall - large £85
Dining Hall - large (function hire) including kitchen use £180
Dining Hall - small £60
Dining Hall - small (function hire) £90
Chapel £100

The rate of hire for the Multi-Purpose sports pitch will be £45 per hour for Community Groups.

Please note, for 'one-off' function hire, a bespoke price will be offered according to individual requirements, i.e. the length of function, location, etc. These types of functions are also liable to an additional VAT payment of 20%.  Please note any hires on a bank holiday incur an extra charge; please contact the Assistant Business Manager for further information.  For further details on charges, please refer to the school's Facilities Hire (Lettings) Policy by clicking on the link below.

When making a booking, please ensure that you allow sufficient time for setting up and clearing away.

If you would like to take advantage of our facilities, please contact Mrs Helena Wojnowska, Business Manager (Finance & Facilities Hire), on 020 8772 8854, or contact her via email at  For details of general conditions of hire, please click here to view the school's Facilities Hire (Lettings) Policy.

If you would like to contact either of the staff on-site during hours of facilities' hire, please call the Facilities Hire/Lettings Staff on 07534 087316 or 020 8673 5644 Ext 198


In order that the school complies with the Government's 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance, please be aware that a condition of any hire is that any hirer who uses the school on weekdays between 7:00am and 6:00pm during the school term, and who runs a club or any other activity, MUST have enhanced DBS clearance (that is less than 3 years old) and MUST present the clearance details to the school so that we can record the details.

Additionally for regular hirers, an agreement will need to be signed that appropriate safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures are in place in your organisation and that your organisation manages safeguarding concerns properly, as well as upholding British Values and that the school may vet policies and procedures at any time and terminate the facilities hire agreement if it is felt that the above are not in place or are non-compliant.