Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How the Leading Independents in London Compare

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

How the Leading Independents in London Compare

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Bromley High School GDST Pool used by state sector during school day.

Netball, tennis courts, all-weather pitch, sports hall, gym, playing fields used in evenings and on Saturdays. Facilities used 10 hours a week by four schools for free.

Alleyn's School, Dulwich Sports hall, pool, gym, all-weather pitch, fields and equipment such as hockey sticks and footballs available at weekends, holidays and evenings, for 20 to 30 hours a week. Most groups using facilities for free are local young people and schools.

King's College School, Wimbledon Has all-weather pitches, pool, tennis courts - state schools use pool for swimming assessments; KCS boys coach state pupils in football, rugby and tennis; pitches used by groups at evenings and weekends..

Greenhouse Project for disadvantaged children uses facilities in summer.

Dulwich College Pool, all-weather pitches, running track, fields, sports hall used by state schools for between five and 10 hours a week.

Charges are levied to cover running costs - eg ?41 per hour for the pool, and a charge for floodlights on all-weather pitch. Other facilities, such as fields, are free.

Harrow School Soccer, athletics, all-weather pitch, pool, sports hall available mornings and evenings, used by state pupils for 10 hours per week. Charges to "cover our expenses".

North London Collegiate School, Edgware Pool, fields and other facilities available weekday evenings. Pool used two-and-ahalf hours a week free by nearby state school. North London Collegiate's sports centre is open to local paying members.

Wimbledon High School GDST Hall and pool used by sports clubs for under-11s in the evenings, during holidays and weekends. Fields not available out of hours due to planning restriction. Local club use for 14 to 15 hours a week. During holidays, facilities used up to 40 hours per week. …

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