Lettings

Hiring Our Facilities

Maplesden Noakes School has a range of facilities that are available for hire by schools and external organisations at various times during the year for either a one off event or on a regular basis.

The school is co-located with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls which is easily accessible from the town centre. If travelling by train, the nearest train station is Maidstone East and Maidstone West Station located just 10 minutes’ walk to school.
Maplesden Noakes School hires its facilities out on a regular basis to various Associations, Sports Clubs and Dancing Clubs as well as local primary and secondary schools.

Facilities at Maplesden Noakes School

The Sports Hall

The Sports Hall was purpose built in 2007.

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Internally, the indoor hall is spacious and is marked out for a variety of indoor sports including cricket, indoor football, badminton, volleyball and basketball.  The hall also benefits from having cricket nets. The Sports Hall has separate changing facilities for males and females as well as disabled access and changing facilities.

In addition, we have 4 external netball courts and 8 tennis courts available to hire which are situated behind the main Sports Hall.

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Gym

We have a gym facility room within the main sports hall building which is available for hire.
Availability: (Mon – Fri 5pm – 9:30pm) (Sat 9:00 am – 3:30pm)

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Dance Studio

Our dance studio has been fitted with large mirrors and wooden flooring and has the benefits of an air conditioning unit and heating system as well as two separate changing room facilities for boys and girls.  It can be hired during Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:30 pm and after school hours Monday – Friday from 5:00 pm -9:30 pm.

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3G Astroturf Football Pitch

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We have a well maintained outdoor 3G Pitch which is available for hire in full or it can be divided into 3 small pitches for smaller teams (5-7 a-side). This facility is used throughout the year by many external groups including local schools, local clubs, and local community teams.

Availability is very limited, but please enquire if you are interested in booking the pitch at the contact details listed below.

Availability: (Mon – Fri 5pm – 9:30pm) (Sat 9:00 am – 3:30pm)

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The Main Hall

The Main Hall is ideal for presentations, lectures, seminars and workshops and can comfortably seat 400.  The Main Hall’s floor space is 30m x 20m, and in addition has a stage area measuring 9.1m wide by 6.5m deep.  Please note that the Main Hall is not available for hire during the mock and exam periods which are held in January and during the summer terms but it is available during term break and Saturdays.

Availability: (Mon – Fri 5pm – 9:30pm) (Sat 9:00 am – 3:30pm)

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Classrooms

We have various sizes classrooms for hire which are fully equipped with power point presentation systems and can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably.

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NB, Please note you would need to bring your own laptop or IT system to operate power point system.

Availability: (Mon – Fri 5:00pm – 9:30 pm) (Sat 9:00am – 3:30pm)

Dining Hall

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Our dining hall has just been refurbished with new flooring and l furniture, and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Unfortunately, we do not hire our facilities for parties but are happy to hire it as part of a package so that visitors can have a space to eat and have a break.

Availability

During term time, the school is a busy place educating 1200 + students. Most facilities are therefore only available to hire during the weekday evening (Mon-Fri from 5pm until 9.30pm) or during the school holidays. Facilities are also available for hire on Saturdays from 9am until 3:30pm. Please note that we do not hire out facilities for celebrations or parties and we currently do not hire them on Sundays.

Parking

The is adequate parking for visitors on site and additional parking can be organised on-site if we are advised in advance. There are several disabled parking bays available at all times, please follow the sign for disabled access and parking.

Existing Lets

The various rooms and areas for hire are used throughout the year by external groups, schools and organisations, however we do still have availability and also operate a waiting list should a regular hire become available. Please contact our letting manager for details.

Health & Safety

We follow HSE regulations and guidance and operate a strict health and safety policy to ensure that the school, hirer and users of our facilities are safe at all times.  Please note that DBS checks are required should you wish to undertake a hire during the school day.  Lettings throughout the school day are normally only granted permission to other local schools, however please note that risk assessments and current DBS checks are still required.

Contact

To enquire about hiring any of the facilities, prices or for further information, please contact: –

Letting Manager on: – 07806 808223

Email: – siteteam@maplesden.kent.sch.uk