Denbigh high school became a Specialist Sports College in April 2005, and since then has significantly upgraded the sports facilities.
The sports hall (above) was completed in 2005, whilst a new tennis centre and floodlit artificial turf football pitch (ATP) were completed in March 2007. We also have a swimming pool and a newly refurbished gymnasium, and would like community groups and sports clubs to have the opportunity to access all of these facilities.
All facilities (excluding the swimming pool) are fully accessible for people with disabilities.
The sports facilities also include a 22.7m swimming pool with changing facilities and a gymnasium.
Further details about the Denbigh high school sports facilities
We currently attract many local clubs to our facilities and offer a development rate to clubs that meet certain criteria including having a school/club link in place.
All hirers are required to have public liability insurance in place which can be purchased through the school if required.
All groups should also have a qualified first aider who attends all sessions.
Other documents are required depending on the nature of the booking – please contact us as detailed below if you require more information on this.
Included in the new sports hall building is a coach education room. This is now fitted out with state of the art ICT equipment to assist with coach development, workshops, seminars, meetings and other related training courses.
The sports hall itself has 4 badminton courts, 4 cricket nets, 1 netball court and1 basketball court with 6 additional training hoops (two of which are height adjustable and suitable for mini basketball). The lighting system is excellent and the hall’s generous height (12.5 metres) makes it ideal for all of these activities. There is also a curtain dividing the centre of the space, allowing it to be used as 2 discrete areas.
A viewing balcony offers a perfect position to spectate activities and should help create an exciting atmosphere for competitions.
Located just off the hall’s viewing gallery is a dance studio with 2 mirrored walls, matted flooring, dance barres and a music system. This space can be screened off for privacy and will be perfect for activities such as aerobics, martial arts, fitness and dance classes.
Outside, the tennis centre comprise of two areas. The first is floodlit, including 2 full-size tennis courts, 2 mini tennis courts, and markings for 1 netball court.
The second area houses a further 2 tennis courts (with no flood lighting).
Next to the tennis courts is sited the new 52m x 33.5m floodlit (“third generation”) artificial turf football pitch (ATP).
The gymnasium was refurbished in August 2007 and contains markings for volleyball, badminton and basketball along with space for 3 trampolines. This space is ideal for youth clubs or martial arts clubs, where there is provision for punch bags, and there is also plenty of room for table tennis tables.