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School lettings


Samuel Ryder Academy has a large number of facilities available for hire which can cater for many differing types of events from evening classes to fashion shows.

Facilities available include:

Assembly Hall

A large hall which seats 350 people, with a stage.

Sports Centre

Great facilities for the whole community.
View Sports Centre

Sports hall and dance/aerobics studio

The Aerobics Studio has a fully sprung wooden floor, a wall mirrored from ceiling to floor and is suitable for a range of activities


This has a sprung wooden floor marked for various sports, with changing facilities available.


Carpeted area, in a separate block from the main school.


Well-maintained rooms all with ceiling-mounted projectors and fitted with smart interactive whiteboards.

Computer network rooms

Equipped with Microsoft Office, internet access and a number of other applications.

Hospitality Kitchen

Industry-standard kitchen we use to train our budding chefs is available for qualified persons to teach their culinary skills.

Dining Room

A large room with optional tables with seats.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Football pitches
  • Hard court area

Charges for facilities from September 2011

Standard hourly rates 
Standard Classroom£14
Classroom with use of Whiteboard/Projector£16
Computer Network Room£25
Hall£35 (Youth Rate £20)
Dining room£35 (Youth Rate £20)
Hospitality & Catering Suite£25
Gymnasium£35 (Youth Rate £20)
Library / Drama studio£25
Football Pitch£35 (Youth Rate £20)
Basketball, Netball, Tennis Courts£15

Access to a small kitchen area is available for washing up and water for beverages for which there is a £15 charge.

Weekday bookings after 10pm, Friday nights after 6pm and weekend rates:

Dining Room£45
Library / Drama Studio£30

A discount is available for bookings of five hours and over; please contact the school Finance Office for details.


Tel: 01727-734422

Address: Lettings Office, Samuel Ryder Academy, Drakes Drive, St Albans, Herts AL1 5AR

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