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Lifelong Learning and Leisure

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
  • Buzz Club – Easter and Summer activities
  • Cake Decorating, Cooking on a Budget
  • Camera Club
  • Castaway Singers
  • Computing, iPad
  • Disability Swim Squad
  • Dolphins Swimming Lessons x 20 classes
  • Dressmaking Class
  • Family Disabled Group
  • First Aid
  • Flower Decorating
  • Football
  • Furniture Restoration Class
  • Higher Human Biology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Italian Language Classes
  • Kayak Club (Winter only)
  • Ladies Swimming
  • Lifesaving Club
  • Midlothian Swimming Club
  • National 5 Mathematics
  • Over 50’s Groups – Evergreens, Leisure Pursuits, Golden Girls
  • Patchwork Memory Quilting
  • Rookie Lifeguard Class
  • Silk Painting
  • Silver Jewellery
  • Strictly Fitness Dance Class
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • 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 Lifelong Learning 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 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 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 Lifelong Learning and Leisure programme is on offered throughout the calendar year. Please note we do not close during school holiday periods although opening hours may be altered.

We do however, close on PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and access may be limited or restricted during exam times. We will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

Beeslack Community High School will be closed on the Friday - Monday inclusive during the September and Easter holiday weekends.

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

In the evenings during the holiday periods, it is most likely that our normal programme will continue but times will vary.

Beeslack Opening times

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

9.00 am – 6.00 pm Saturday – Sunday (depending on the current programme and bookings)


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

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

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Beeslack Community High School
Edinburgh Road
EH26 0QF


01968 678 060