Sports and leisure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – sports pitch bookings

From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we are taking no new bookings for council sports pitches until further notice. This follows government guidance on social distancing and avoiding unnecessary social contact, to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For latest information and advice, go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Sport and fitness centres at schools

Several secondary schools in Thurrock offer many of their facilities for the community to use. You will need to contact each school direct to ask about hiring facilities. It is not possible simply to turn up and use them.

School Facilities
Gable Hall School
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 4 badminton courts, 1 basketball court, 1 netball court, 5 a-side football, cricket nets, 1 volleyball court, or tennis
  • gymnasium with various gymnastics apparatus, which can accommodate 2 badminton courts
  • dance studio with sprung floor, suitable for dance, aerobics classes and martial arts
  • fitness suite

The school does not, currently, let its outdoor pitches.

Grays School Media Arts College
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 4 badminton courts, 1 basketball court, 1 netball court, football, or cricket nets
  • gymnasium for karate and trampolining
  • 2 outdoor netball courts
  • 1 outdoor basketball court
  • 2 outdoor ball courts
  • 1 rugby pitch
  • 2 football pitches
  • fitness suite with 10 cardiovascular workstations
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 3 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, 5 a-side football, hockey, or a volleyball court
  • gymnasium with various gymnastic apparatus
  • 1 outdoor football pitch
  • 1 outdoor rugby pitch
  • 1 outdoor hockey pitch
  • 1 outdoor cricket pitch
  • 2 outdoor netball courts
Hassenbrook Academy
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 4 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, or 5 a-side football
  • gymnasium with various gymnastics apparatus, 2 badminton courts
  • 4 specialist outdoor netball courts
  • 4 outdoor netball courts, which can also be used for football
  • 2 grass football pitches
  • 1 rugby pitch
Ockendon Academy
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 4 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, or 5 a-side football
  • gymnasium equipped with wall bars and gymnastics equipment, which can accommodate 2 badminton courts
  • 1 outdoor basketball court
  • 1 outdoor netball court
  • 4 outdoor football pitches
  • 2 squash courts
  • swimming pool
  • school hall, which can be used for martial arts and dance
Ormiston Park Academy
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 2 badminton courts, or cricket nets
  • 2 gymnasiums, which can each accommodate 1 badminton court, or 1 basketball court
  • climbing wall
  • fitness suite
  • 4 outdoor netball courts
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 outdoor football pitches
  • 1 outdoor 5-a-side football pitch
St Clere's School
  • sports hall, which can accommodate 3 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, a volleyball court, cricket nets, or 5-a-side football
  • gymnasium with various gymnastics apparatus, which can accommodate 2 badminton courts
  • fitness suite with cardiovascular equipment and weights
  • 6 outdoor netball courts
  • 7 outdoor tennis courts
  • 3 football pitches
  • 1 mini football pitch
  • 2 rugby pitches
The Gateway Academy, south site
  • sports hall, which can hold 4 badminton courts, a basketball court, a netball court, a volleyball court, 5-a-side football, or cricket nets
  • gymnasium with various gymnastic equipment
  • 2 outdoor netball courts
  • 1 outdoor hockey pitch
  • 3 outdoor football pitches
  • 1 outdoor rugby pitch
The Gateway Academy, north site
  • 2 outdoor football pitches
  • 1 outdoor rugby pitch
William Edwards School
  • 1 gymnasium
  • 8-court badminton hall
  • dance studio, suitable for dance, exercise classes, martial arts
  • fitness suite with workstations and weights – community membership available
  • 1 all-weather flood-lit AstroTurf pitch
  • grass pitches – 3 full size, 2 9v9 and 3 5v5
  • 1 rugby pitch