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Letting your school spaces to generate income: 12 tips to get started

From halls to classrooms, schools have many spaces that could be hired out to generate additional income. Vicki Atkin offers 12 tips to get you started

In the current economic climate and in a difficult school funding landscape, there has never been a more important time to generate sustainable income for your school.

In these challenging times, identifying opportunities to make the most of the assets in your school can make a difference and this includes utilising your school’s spaces for external lettings, both during term-time and within school holidays.
There is a growing demand for community spaces available for hire, including main halls and sports halls, dining halls, classrooms and outdoor spaces.

These can be used for anything from children’s clubs and childcare to fitness and wellbeing activities, language courses to music practice and recitals.

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