Casual Activities in High Schools

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

Public swimming is available to let you enjoy the water the way you want. Enjoy a leisurely swim, use the water as part of an active lifestyle or just lie back, float and relax. These sessions are also available for families or kids on their own aged 9 or over. 

Take a dip in any of the following school pools: 

Swimming pool timetables are for term time only. 

For any other information, please contact our Schools team on 0131 458 2212 or email school&

Public badminton is available at Balerno High School. This is an opportunity for you to come along and enjoy the

sport. You can attend on your own, with friends or with children. This is not a structured coaching session, you

can play individually or arrange game play with the other attendees. Badminton rackets and shuttle cocks are

available for hire from reception.


19.20 – 20.10

20.10 – 21.00

Each session is for a duration of 50 minutes


Adult: £3.65

Over 65yrs: £1.85

Under 18yrs: £1.85

Under 5yrs: Free 

For more information, please contact 0131 458 2212 or email school&

Free community access to the 3G pitches at Portobello High School are available to anyone within the Portobello catchment area (CEC postcode list – EH7 6LD, all EH8, all EH15 & EH21 8RL/8RQ). 

Free pitch hire is bookable for children & adults one week in advance for available slots. Bookings are on a first served approach. Maximum of 1 hour slots is available per hirer to support fair access. The hirer will be asked for postcode plus asked to show photo ID & proof of address to the Leisure Attendant on duty upon arrival at the school. This documentation will be crossed referenced with the computer booking to confirm the hirer's details. Bookings are only accepted if available and during times of operation during term time.

Monday – Friday 

18.00 - 21.45 

Saturday & Sunday 

08.30 – 17.00 

Please note during holiday periods bookings are only accepted if other bookings are in the sport facilities. For more information or to book a pitch, please contact 0131 458 2212.

Priority access will be given to ‘block booking’ paying Clubs/Groups. Normal Council charges apply (junior/concessions,

adults & commercial). Contact school& for more details.

One off "casual" bookings can be taken for available slots to guarantee day/time. Again, normal Council charges apply

(junior/concessions, adults & commercial). For more information please call 0131 458 2212  Monday to

Friday, 9am - 5pm. Please note that payment is required at the time of booking.

A minimum of 5 days in advance is recommended.

Telephone – 0131 458 2212

Email – School&