26 February 2021

Penwortham Priory Academy’s state-of-the-art sports hall will be open, as soon as government rules allow, for those in the community who want to get straight back into team sports.   

The hall has been transformed and undergone a complete refurbishment with a brand new cutting edge flooring, LED lighting and complete repaint.

It’s available for those wanting to play five-a-side football, futsal, basketball, badminton, netball, volleyball and more with changing facilities, including showers, and easy on-site parking. 

Priory has taken back the operation and management of the sports hall with effect from 1 April and, when government guidance allows, it will open to the public seven days a week from 5.30pm-10pm weekdays and 8.30am-6pm at weekends.  

“It’s really exciting as we have transformed the sports hall and, not only will our pupils be keen to use it when we return to school, the public will also have the benefit of all the changes we have implemented,” said Mark Bullock, Head of PE & Sport. 

“The school is always welcoming and now we have modern sports facilities which we want both our pupils and the community to make the best use of.  We all can’t wait to get back to playing team sports and interacting again and this is now the perfect place to do it. It’s a chance for people to get active in a safe and secure environment.”  

Following the end of the dual use leisure service agreement with South Ribble Borough Council, the school’s sports facilities including the FA-registered 3G pitch and floodlit netball courts are available for direct bookings via their website at www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/facility-hire-at-priory.  Prices start at £22 per hour.  

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