Courses and Academies 2019

We are committed to offering extensive, high quality courses and qualifications for both adults and juniors to enjoy. This year, we have extended our programme to include a more varied range of activities to choose from.

All of our courses and academies can be found listed below. You can also browse the electronic brochure by clicking the button on the left. The courses are open to everyone on a first-come-first-served basis, so we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. All are run by qualified, experienced and DBS checked coaches and staff.

You can call us on 01235 849 062 or email ase.info@abingdon.org.uk if you have any queries.

All courses and holiday camps are available to book online – simply browse the list below and click the links to book

Rolling Courses

Abingdon Swim School

About Us

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.

Squash Course

Junior Squash Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: Aged 5-15 years

Boost flexibility and sprint speed, improve hand-eye coordination, develop the strength and power of muscles, and help with concentration and mental strength on this fully instructed course. Course fee: £40 for six-week tuition

Available dates will be released soon.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Climbing Course

Junior Climbing – Five Week Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys aged 5-15 years

Our junior sessions are group based activities, designed to give an introduction into the world of climbing. Whilst focusing on enjoyment, your instructor will teach climbing techniques and basic safety skills required to progress in this sport. Based over a five-week course, there are beginners’ and improvers’ sessions designed to target those new to the sport, or those wanting to brush up on their technique.

Course fee: £81.25 per five weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours.

Available dates:

Saturday 8 June – Saturday 6 July 2019

(Click here to book Intermediate) 9.00-10.30am

(Click here to book Beginners or young climbers) 10.30-12.00pm

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Holiday Courses

Abingdon Swim School – Swimming Intensives
Abingdon Swim School – Swimming Intensive Course

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys aged 4-11 years

Our five-day swim courses are aimed at speeding up children’s swimming progress and development. These courses are ideal for boosting children’s swimming skills and increase their confidence in and around the water – as well as being a fun and productive way of filling up holiday time!

Course fee: £46.25 per week

Available dates and times:

Monday 5 to Friday 9 August 2019

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Monday 12 to Friday 16 August 2019

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To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: swimschool@abingdon.org.uk

Fin2Fit – Become a Mermaid/Merman or Shark – 15% discount when you book

Fin2Fit – Become a Mermaid/Merman or Shark

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: 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.

Course fee: £51 per 5-day course (45-minute sessions).

Available dates:

Monday 5 to Friday 9 August 2019

(Click here to book) 9.00-9.45am

(Click here to book) 9.45-10.30am

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Dance Academy – 15% discount when you book

Junior Dance Academy

Located in the Amey Theatre

Girls and boys: Aged 7-11 years and 12-18 years

Dance Academy taught by ex-professional dancer and now Principal of the renowned Abingdon based Marsh Tompsett School of Dance.

Be active this summer! Learn a variety of Modern and Street Dance skills in a fun and friendly environment with the opportunity to perform in a superb theatre! No previous experience needed.

Course fee: £34 per two-day course

Available dates:

Friday 23 to Saturday 24 August 2019

(Click here to book) Juniors: 9.30am-12.30pm

(Click here to book) Seniors: 1.30pm-4.30pm

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Multisport Camp

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys: Aged 9-12 years

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:

Canoeing
Climbing
Cricket
Football
Hockey
Rugby
Swimming
Available dates:

Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August 2019 – *Internal Abingdon School pupils only* Boys: Aged 9-12 years.
9.00am – 3.00pm

The cost of this course is £168.

To book this course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: andrew.broadbent@abingdon.org.uk

Hockey Camp – 15% discount when you book

Hockey Camp

Based at Tilsley Park

Girls and boys: Aged 9-16 years

Key areas of the course:

1 v 1 skill development, game play and movement, short corner skills, passing techniques, game play.
This is a high-quality coaching course led by professional players and current premier league and regional coaches.
Learn and develop core skills such as hitting and slapping, tackling, movement, short corner skills and overall game play. These will be covered in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.
All abilities welcome (beginners to JAC/PC)

Available dates:

Monday 21 – Tuesday 22 October 2019
9.00am – 3.00pm

The cost of this two-day course is £96.

To book this course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: olly.deasy@abingdon.org.uk

Rugby Skills Camp

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Boys: Aged 8-16 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. Everyone will learn and develop core skills, such as catch and pass, tackle, breakdown, support, back play and set piece play. This is aimed at participants who are currently playing or aspiring to play at first team level at their school and clubs.

Skills workshops
Games for understanding
Injury prevention warm ups and workshops
Nutrition advice
Strength and conditioning
Positional skills
Recovery pool sessions
Available dates:

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2019
9.00am – 3.00pm

The cost of this 5-day course is £195.

To book this course, please click here.

Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 October 2019
9.00am – 3.00pm

The cost of this 3-day course for £120.

To book this course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Football Skills Camp – 15% discount when you book

Football Skills Camp

Based at Abingdon Prep School

Girls and boys: Aged 6-13 years

An exciting new football course led by FA Level 2 qualified coaches. You will develop individual and teamwork skills and gain valuable footballing experience. Available to boys and girls of all abilities, the emphasis will be on having fun in a safe and nurturing environment.

9.00am-3.00pm each day.

Available dates:

Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2019

The cost of this 5-day course is £170

To book a place on the course, please click here.

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 August

The cost of this 2-day course is £68

To book a place on the course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Rowing Summer Camp

Based at Abingdon School

This course is available to boys moving up to the 3rd Year or joining Abingdon in September 2019.

If you are interested in rowing you are invited to join us at the Boat Club. Learn to row, be part of a team, have fun and experience one of Abingdon’s most successful sports.

Available dates:

Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 August 2019 *Internal Abingdon School pupils only*
9.00am – 2.00pm

The cost of this three-day course is £180.

To book this course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: rory.copus@abingdon.org.uk

Rowing Summer Camp

Based at Abingdon School

This course is available to boys moving up to the 3rd Year or joining Abingdon in September 2019.

If you are interested in rowing you are invited to join us at the Boat Club. Learn to row, be part of a team, have fun and experience one of Abingdon’s most successful sports.

Available dates:

Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 August 2019 *Internal Abingdon School pupils only*
9.00am – 2.00pm

The cost of this three-day course is £180.

To book this course, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: rory.copus@abingdon.org.uk

Climbing Tasters
Junior Taster Sessions

Based at Abingdon School Sports Centre

Girls and boys aged 5-15 years.

Our taster sessions are group based activities, designed to give an introduction into the world of climbing. Whilst focusing on enjoyment, your instructor will teach climbing techniques and basic safety skills required to progress in this sport.

Course fee: £11 per 1 hour session

Available dates:

Thursday 1 August or Friday 2nd August 2019

(Click here to book a young climbers session, aged 5-8 years) 10.00-11.00am

(Click here to book for ages 9-15 years) 11.00am-12.00pm

(Click here to book an advanced climbers session) 1.00-2.30pm

Tuesday 20 August or Wednesday 21 August 2019

(Click here to book an advanced climbers session) 1.30-3.00pm

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk

Ultimate Activity Camp

We are delighted to let you know that Ultimate Activity Camps are returning to run their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Abingdon School Sports Centre and also at Abingdon Prep School this Summer. They work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

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.

Summer dates: 22 July to 16 August 2019

For more information or to book, please visit the Ultimate Activity Camps website.

Academy of Sport

Academy of Sport have high quality coaches delivering progressive courses designed to improve players. Their star coaches work with every group, teaching the skills they have perfected, adding another layer of inspiration and an insight into performing at the highest level. Children will learn their chosen academies with new skills and a new enthusiasm for their chosen sport. Academies are run at Tilsley Park.

For more information or to book, please visit the Academy of Sport website.

Qualifications and Training

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (with AED)
Integrated National Pool Lifeguard Qualification with (with AED)

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 finish no later than 6pm every day, and the day is split into two sessions; theoretical/classroom based activities session and a 2-hour pool session. Each participant will be required to wear shorts and t-shirt whilst in the pool.

You must be 16 years old or older and in good health and fitness to attend this course.

The cost of the course will be £220 and all course materials will be provided. Payment is to be made payable to Abingdon School Enterprises Ltd.

Upon the successful completion of the exam there is the possibility of working in the sports centre on certain shifts. This qualification is valid for two years.

Available dates:

Sunday 18 to Thursday 22 August 2019

To book a place, please click here.

To find out more information, please contact us:

Tel: 01235 849 062

Email: ase.info@abingdon.org.uk