We are committed to offering extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for both adults and juniors to enjoy.

Our courses are open to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis, so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. All courses are run by qualified, experienced and DBS checked coaches and staff.

Abingdon Swim School

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Abingdon Swim School is a friendly and caring swimming school situated in Abingdon School Sports Centre.

Swimming lessons are available for ages 4-11 years.

Click here for more information on prices and enrolment dates for your child.

High Performance Tennis Academy

(This course is available to everyone)

Aged: 11-15 years

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

We are very pleased to announce the return of our High Performance Tennis Academy at Abingdon School Sports Centre, which focuses on developing each player to their maximum potential. This academy is aimed at development players of all levels and will be led by Martin Butler, Abingdon School’s Head Coach.

We hope to welcome many children from our local community to take part in what promises to be an enjoyable week full of skill development, gameplay and tactical aspects.

This academy includes:

  • Before and after video analyses in order to measure improvement
  • Computer analyses of power, spin, contact point and serve motion
  • Tactical analyses
  • Match play with statistics after the match
  • Talks on mentality – how to constantly strive for the next level on the court
  • Talk through a professional recorded match. Learn what is happening technically and
    tactically to the top players

Participants should bring their own packed lunch each day, along with weather appropriate clothing.

Available dates:

9.00am – 4.00pm on each day.

The cost of this academy is £360 per person.

Course places are available immediately on a first come, first served basis. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Rugby Skills Summer Camp

(This course is available to everyone)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Participants: Aged 12-16 years

This is a high-quality coaching course led by Premiership Rugby Club Wasps. The sessions run by Wasps Community Coaches will be fun and engaging whilst challenging both the participants technical and tactical skills. Participants will learn and develop core skills such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set-piece play.

This course is aimed at participants who are currently playing or aspiring to play at first-team level at their school or clubs.

Participants should bring their own packed lunch each day, along with weather appropriate clothing. This includes swimwear and a towel, indoor trainers and outdoor boots.

Course content:

  • Skills workshops
  • Games for understanding
  • Injury prevention warm-ups and workshops
  • Nutrition advice
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Positional skills
  • Recovery pool sessions

Available dates: 

Monday 26 – Friday 30 July 2021

8.30am – 3.30pm on each day.

(Registration from 8.30am, course duration from 9.30am-3.00pm)

The cost of this 5-day course is £200.

To book this course, please click here.

Multi Sport Summer Camp

(Internal Abingdon School students only)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Participants: Aged 11-12 years.

This camp is aimed at our new Year 7 joiners.

Enjoy and experience a wide range of different sports throughout the week, led by qualified P.E specialists. Each day will comprise of a range of different sports, activities, games and competitions to keep children active throughout the day. The programme includes a range of sports such as:

  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Swimming

Available dates:

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 August 2021

9.00am – 3.00pm on each day.

The cost of this 4-day camp is £173 per person.

To book, please click here.

Football Skills Summer Camp

(Internal Abingdon School students only)

Based at Tilsley Park, Abingdon 

Participants: Aged 11-14 years

The camp will offer a structured environment for players to develop their individual skills, team tactics and confidence on the field. Each of the three days will have a specific focus with players improving their technical skills including controlling, passing, dribbling and shooting through a range of skill-based activities and competitions.

Each morning will consist of technical related practices to give each player the required coaching and time to develop each of the skills. This will then progress to more game based practices to ensure players are learning within the game.

The sessions are led by experienced UEFA Qualified coaches including staff from Fulham FC and Reading FC. The groups will be differentiated to ensure all players are challenged and improving across the 3 days.

Students should bring their own packed lunch each day, along with weather appropriate clothing.

Available dates:

Wednesday 14 July – Friday 16 July 2021

9.30am – 3.00pm on each day

(Registration from 9.30am, for a 10.00am start)

The cost of this 3-day camp is £130 per person.

To book, please click here.

Hockey Skills Summer Camp

(Internal Abingdon School students & St Helen and St Katharine students only)

Based at Tilsley Park, Abingdon

All abilities welcome (beginners to JAC/PC)

Key areas of the course:

  • Fun and enjoyable hockey sessions full of skill development, gameplay and tactical aspects.
  • Develop your core skills and try new skills in a competitive and exciting environment.
  • Run by coaches with player development at the heart with years of experience in junior to performance hockey.

Students should bring their own packed lunch each day, along with weather appropriate clothing. Gum Shields and pads are compulsory. If students have their own hockey stick they should bring it with them.

Available dates:

Wednesday 14 July – Friday 16 July 2021

9.30am – 3.00pm on this day.

(Registration from 9.30am, for a 10.00am start)

The cost of this 3-day camp is £130 per person.

To book this course, please click here.

Design and Technology Summer Camp

(Internal Abingdon School students only)

Based at Abingdon School

This summer the DT Department at Abingdon School is offering Design and Technology workshop sessions to current Second Year students, and to students who will be joining the Third Year in September 2021.

The workshops provide an opportunity to learn Design and Technology skills and meet other
like-minded students. The projects have been designed so the students will use a range of tools and machines and complete a project from start to finish.

The workshop sessions will run over two mornings, with two separate sets of
session dates available.

The cost of this course is £40 per person for two days.

Available dates:

9.00am-1.00pm on each day.

Please book the dates that you would like to attend from the following list:

Thursday 15 to Friday 16 July 2021 – Click here to book

Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 July 2021 – Click here to book

Junior Triathlon Camp – October Half Term

(This course is available to everyone)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Aged: 10-14 years

This camp is ideal for young up and coming or budding triathletes who have had some experience in swimming, cycling and running and want to improve their skills in the three sports and develop their triathlon proficiency.

The programme includes:

  • Triathlon swim skills
  • Bike handling skills
  • Running agility and transition practice

Available dates:

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October 2021

9.00am – 3.00pm on each day.

The cost of this camp is £144 per person.

To book, please click here.

Fin2Fit – Become a Mermaid/Merman or Shark

(This course is available to everyone)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Aged: 8+ years

*Must be ‘Learn to Swim’ Stage 5+

The Mermaid/Merman and Shark awards are a great way for children to learn how to swim with a mono-fin (both feet in one fin), whilst improving their fitness and safety in the water. Children can progress through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards, as well as achieve distance badges as they learn to swim like mermaids/mermen and sharks. The classes are energetic, fun and a great way to keep your child active. All classes are delivered by qualified Fin2Fit instructors, accredited by Swim England and part of an RLSS UK Water Safety Partnership.

The cost of this 5-day course is £60.

Available dates:

Monday 9 – Friday 13 August 2021

Available timeslots: 9.00am-9.45am or 10.00am-10.45am

To book this course, please click here.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

(This course is available to everyone)

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

The NPLQ is a internationally recognised qualification and will cover vital life saving skills, CPR, first aid and pool rescue techniques.

The course will run from 9.00am – 6.00pm every day. You must be 16+ years and in good health and fitness to attend this course.

The day is split into two sessions; theoretical/classroom based activities and a 2-hour pool session. Each participant will be required to wear shorts and t-shirt whilst in the pool.

The cost of this course is £230 (all course materials will be provided).

Upon the successful completion of the exam there is the possibility of working in the sports centre on certain shifts. If you are employed afterwards you will receive a 25% refund of the total price paid of the course.

This qualification is valid for two years.

Available dates:

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 August 2021

To book a place, please click here.

Ultimate Activity Camps

Established by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Children will be inspired to try new activities, make new friends and ultimately have lots of fun in a safe environment.

Ultimate Activity Camps will again be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Abingdon School and Abingdon Prep School during the Easter and Summer holidays.

For more information or to book, please visit the Ultimate Activity Camps website. Alternatively, you can call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077.

Contact Us

Telephone Number: 01235 849 062

Email Address: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk