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Communities, LLE and Leisure

Communities, Lifelong Learning and Leisure Department (Previously known as Beeslack Community Education Department) has been an integral part of Beeslack Community High School for over 30 years.

Beeslack offers a wide range of community based activities for all ages and abilities.  We are continuously looking to develop and increase the range of options available. To enable us to do this we intend to improve, promote and deliver a wider range of activities by:

  • Offering access to more SQA qualification courses;
  • Increasing our programme of Educational and Leisure activities for both Adults and Children;
  • Active Partnership work;
  • Improve data sharing opportunities across partners;
  • Improve knowledge of wider and emerging employment opportunities;
  • Increasingly supporting wider achievement opportunities;
  • Supporting the Schools Senior Phase Primary-secondary transition work;
  • Volunteering Awards


Listed below some of the activities that are available 

  • All Stars Sports Club, Boccia
  • Archery
  • Badminton for children and adults
  • Cake Decorating, Cooking on a Budget
  • Camera Club
  • Lothian Racers Swim Squad
  • Dance Pointe
  • Dolphins Swimming Lessons x 20 classes
  • Dressmaking Group
  • Family Disabled Club
  • First Aid
  • Flower Decorating
  • Football - 3G pitch and grass pitches
  • Furniture Restoration Class
  • Higher Human Biology (study class)
  • Italian Language Classes, Level 1 and 2
  • Ladies Swimming - Friday evening
  • Lifesaving Club
  • Midlothian Swimming Club
  • National 5 Mathematics (study class)
  • Over 50’s Groups – Evergreens, Leisure Pursuits, Golden Girls
  • Rookie Lifeguard Class
  • School Summer Transition Project
  • Spanish Language Classes, TBC
  • Strictly Fitness Dance Class
  • SwimWell swim lessons for babies and pre-school children TBC
  • Tai Chi
  • Turtletots swim lessons for babies and pre-school children
  • Upholstery Classes and Workshops
  • Yoga for All


Daytime opportunities/Swim Class times may vary from term to term as these are dependent upon availability of facilities. Specific enquiries should be made through Beeslack Communities, Lifelong Learning and Lesiure department.

ALL OTHER DAY/EVENING CLASSES (Vocational/Non vocational)

Classes are run over 3/4 terms per year.  To book a class  fees must be paid in advance; this can be done in person or by post.  If we have insufficient numbers to enable us to run a class, the class will be postponed until we can reach the required minimum numbers. If a class is cancelled for any reason an additional week will be added.  Class participants will be issued with enrolments letters two weeks before the new term fees are due. If payments are not received by the due date then places will be offered to others from our waiting lists. All vocational courses incur an additional cost which is payable before sitting the SQA exam.


Beeslack has an array of resources and facilities available for hire. We presently cater for a broad range of events, and we are only too happy to arrange accommodation and resources to meet group and individual needs. If you are interested in booking facilities or accommodation, please contact Beeslack Communities, Lifelong Learning and Leisure office on 01968 673893.


  • Gameshall
  • Dance Studio
  • Community Lounge
  • Bistro
  • Classrooms (various sizes)
  • Swimming Pool (20 x 10 m)
  • 3G Pitch
  • All Weather Astro Turf Facility
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Tennis Courts
  • Grass Pitches
  • Running Track
  • Cycle Pathway
  • Golf Range
  • Outdoor grass areas


As a community school our Communities, Lifelong Learning and Leisure programme is on offer throughout the calendar year. Please note we do not close during school holiday periods although opening hours may be altered.

Access may be limited or restricted during Public Holidays and exam times. We will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

Some daytime programme changes should be expected during school holiday periods (e.g. February, Easter, Summer, October and Christmas.

Beeslack opening/closing times from August 2021

9.00 am – 9.35 pm Monday – Thursday (must be clear of the building by 9.45 pm)

9.00 am – 9.00 pm Friday (must be clear of the building by 9.15 pm)

9.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday (closing times may vary depending on bookings) 

9.00 am – 5.00 pm Sunday (closing times may vary depending on bookings) 


If you are interested in starting a new community group and require help or assistance, we can offer you the expertise, facilities, and resources to do so.  Please get in touch…

If you would like to speak with a member of staff face to face, or if you are unsure what you would like to achieve or options that are available to you, please give us a call on 01968 673893.  

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Beeslack Community High School
Edinburgh Road
EH26 0QF


01968 678 060