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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 677
Underground: Debden, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
Welcome to Davenant Hire our Facilities

School facilities for hire

At Davenant Foundation School, we offer an excellent and wide range of facilities and venues for hire for the communities of Loughton, Theydon Bois, Epping Forest and beyond.

We believe the local community should have access to these facilities when the school is not in session, for a reasonable charge.

Whether you are an organization based in Essex or East London and looking to host a regular event or workshop, a sports team or club looking for a venue to host weekly or one-off training and development, or a local club looking for somewhere to make your regular home, we have the facilities for you. Spaces available from £20 per hour.

The school is very accessible locally in Essex or from east London: under 10 minutes’ drive from both the M25 and M11 motorways; a 15 minute walk from Debden London Underground Station (Central Line); or 10 minute cab ride from Chingford Overground rail station.

Please note - we are unable to host private functions, such as birthday parties or weddings. All organizations that hire our facilities must have their own public liability insurance. 

To book or enquire about hiring one of our facilities, please use the link below:

Book our facilities here


Capacity: up to 350 seated

The hall is ideal for staging meetings, services, performances, drama workshops Main school hall

or conferences.

Drama studio 

A large, square, blacked-out studio suitable for
rehearsal, performance and workshops.
Comfortably holds around 20 people.


A range of classroom spaces, for around 25-30 people, with flexible seating and table arrangements and access to Wi-Fi and projection. Classroom

Sports Hall 

An airy, indoor Sports Hall suitable for activities such as badminton, karate, futsal, yoga and Zumba. For use with non-marking footwear ONLY.
Marked out for 2 badminton courts.Indoor sports hall


Suitable indoor netball, basketball and
football, dance, Zumba, yoga.

Playing field 

A large, unmarked pitch suitable for football and rugby training, cricket and other
field events.

Indoor swimming pool 

Our indoor pool is currently fully booked, but please do enquire if you wish to be added to our waiting list.

Tennis courts 

We have both full size and junior tennis court enclosures available to hire through the summer months. Floodlights available.
Full size tennis courts

Netball courts 

We have 3 netball courts available for hire, all of which can be floodlit in the autumn and winter months.

Here are just a few of the clients currently hiring facilities at Davenant Foundation School, with whom the school have enjoyed long-standing relationships:

  • Epping Forest Police Cadets
  • JH Swim School
  • Aqua Bears
  • Flipper Penguin
  • Epping Forest Swim School
  • Atlantis Swim School
  • AquaKidz
  • Olympus Swimming School
  • Loughton Town FC
  • Badminton England
  • Loughton Karate Club

There is ample onsite parking with several designated disabled spaces.

At the discretion of the Headteacher, discounts may be available for long-term bookings and multiple venue hire.

All hirers are required to have their own Public Liability and Child Protection Policies and to acknowledge and adhere to the school’s DBS and child protection requirements.

All sports facilities are liable to VAT at the prevailing rate.

We reserve the right to ask for a damages deposit, which will be returned in full providing the facilities are left clean, undamaged and vacated at the appropriate time.

Please note: we are unable to accept bookings for weddings, parties and private events.

All hirers must have vacated the premises by 8.00pm on a weeknight, 4.00pm Saturday and by 3.00pm Sunday.


Our current rates 

Are available to view on our online booking portal.

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