How we can support your school

Opening your school facilities is a Sport England funded project with over £1.5 million available to help schools open up their facilities to their local communities.


We can support your school by exploring the opportunities available and helping you with the practical steps to making them a reality.  This support is delivered on behalf of the Department for Education as part of its ‘School Sport and Activity Action Plan’.


Contact our specialist Richard Fishlock, Physical Activity Specialist - facilities and active design,  on 01452 393619 or on email.

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Why you should open your school facilities

By opening your school facilities, you can raise your school’s profile in the community, provide a new source of income, help your school to become or stay an outstanding school and support your provision of afterschool clubs. This can be a great way to diversify your activities offer as well as your school's income.

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What your school can offer your local community

If your school has a small hall or theatre space it can be used for activities such as dance, Pilates, yoga. Indoor sports halls, multi-use games areas and artifical turf pitches can be used for formal sports. Your school can become a community hub.


Sport England’s free guides on how to use your school.


Free consultancy and support to open your school facilities.


We bring together a range of local networks that can support your school.

Meet the community

Get inspired by stories of people in our community making changes to get more people around them active.

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Inclusive rugby

Bringing young people together.

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Tim's story

Supporting schools to be active during lockdown.

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Bibury School

Churchyard Challenge.

Events and training

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Involve - Training for care/support workers: Opening Physical Activity Conversations with Disabled People

Thu, 09 Feb 2023   10:00AM -- 01:30PM

The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN


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We can move Gloucestershire - creating a fairer, more active county

Thu, 09 Mar 2023   10:00AM -- 04:00PM

DoubleTree by Hilton, Cheltenham, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings GL53 8EA



Blogs, insights and more to help us all get Gloucestershire moving.

Let us help shape your idea

We can guide you to make the right decision for your project. We offer consultancy to help you understand more about the people you are working with, the processes you can put in place and who else you can connect to in Gloucestershire. Make it happen.


01452 303528