Community Access to High Schools

Edinburgh Leisure is responsible for the community access to High School sports facilities across 21 high schools.

This includes all activities for community access including fitness classes, swimming lessons, a number of casual activities, and extended lets bookings. 


From 10.00pm tonight (18th March 2020), the City of Edinburgh Council have made the decision to suspend ‘community use’ of High Schools until further notice. Edinburgh Leisure is responsible for the community access to sports facilities across 22 High Schools, on behalf of the Council. Suspended activities include all extended lets bookings, fitness classes, swimming lessons and casual activities such as public swimming or badminton. 

We realise this is disappointing news, but the Council is keen to minimise risk and reduce additional people coming into the school environment.  I am sure you will understand that in these unprecedented times, this is a sensible precaution in the circumstances.

We are contacting all our customers individually. As soon as we have more information about re-opening, we will be in touch.  If you have any immediate questions, please contact us on school&pitchbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk



High School Facility Information

Key information about the facilities available across the 21 High Schools we manage.

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Community Fitness Classes

Join us for a variety of Health, Fitness, and Well being classes at your local High School. 

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Community Swimming Lessons

Swimming with Edinburgh Leisure is a safe, positive and inspirational experience for all children in Edinburgh, of all ages and all abilities. 

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Extended Lets

Information about bookings for sports facilities at High Schools

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Public Activities in High Schools

Across the 21 High Schools managed by Edinburgh there are a number of casual activities available to the public.

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About Community Access to High Schools

Information about our Schools Team and structure.

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We know some of our schools can be tricky to navigate, so we have created some way finding maps to help your journey. Please see below for maps of Broughton High School, The Royal High School and Tynecastle High School. 

- Broughton High School 

- The Royal High School 

- Tynecastle High School