Balerno High School is situated in the Southwest of Edinburgh. Having served the local community for almost 40 years, we’re delighted to be taking this one step further.

While we’re only open for public access outside of school hours, we're offering badminton court hire in the sports hall and the 25 metre Swimming Pool is open to Lane Swimming, Family Swim and Swim Coaching

Click here to book your swim session now. 


Unlike our other pools, we are unable to remove booking for lane, casual and Family Fun swimming at Balerno High School at this time. 

As we only operate and manage the sports facilities building out of school hours, there are technological IT issues on-site that we need to address with the Council before we can remove bookings. We are working with Council colleagues various parties to see whether we can do this in the longer term. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can book an activity at Balerno online or via our mobile app for Android or iOS by creating or logging in to your booking account. 

Whether you are a member or have a Pay as You Go account, you'll be able to access and enjoy all the activities available at Balerno. Any problems see our step by step guide to booking an activity.

Balerno High School offers Swimming lessons for ages 2+ Saturdays and Sundays.

Scheduled classes include the Swim Nippers, Pre-School and Swim Skills 1, 2, 3 and 4 courses. 

For more information on Swimming coaching courses across Edinburgh Leisure see our Learn to Swim page 

You are now able to use our Coaching HomePortal to book and pay online for lessons.  The Coaching HomePortal also allows you to book into additional classes, add siblings to your account and book them into a suitable class.

  • Current customers without an activated Coaching HomePortal account - please activate your account first. Click here for a guide to help you activate your account.

  • Current customers with an activated Coaching HomePortal account - Click here to go to the Coaching HomePortal.  When booking your class please ensure you enter your email and password under the Returning Customers section.

  • New customers - Click here to go to the Coaching Homeportal.  Once you have selected your class, select the option to Register as a new customer.

Once you have booked and paid online, and received your confirmation, your space is guaranteed.  Click here for more information on our classes and the changes we are making.