Recreational facilities available from schools


Bloxham School

Bloxham school let out the following facilities for community use:
The Dewey Centre which includes:

  • Sports Hall (The sports hall has 4 Badminton courts, 5 a side football, basketball, Netball, volleyball,indoor hockey all marked out)
  • Cardio Gym & weights room
  • Climbing Wall
  • Squash Courts
  • Astro turf pitches
  • Tennis Courts
  • Netball Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  •  Cricket Pitches

We run swimming lessons for children, Survive & Swim courses, Aqua Aerobics as well as swimming
clubs that use the pool. There are public sessions for adult & Family swimming.

Question: Do you have any details on the astro turf hire as I know one of the Bloxham coaches was
interested in outdoor hire in the Autumn/Winter seasons.
Answer: Unfortunately we do not have flood lights so we are not able to let out our astro turfs to benefit the local teams. Floodlights would be such a benefit but we have always been turned down in the past.



Note The above advert seems to represent what Bloxham School offers direct to the public.
So far as I am aware  things like the aqua-aerobics entail the pool being offered via a commercial intermediary.


The Warriner

Our sports facilities are used by community groups, schools and individual private hirers. We provide sports facilities to hire for:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Football (indoor only)
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Swimming (seasonal May, June, July and September)
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline

Blessed George Napier use our swimming pool outside school hours. We do not employ a lifeguard so any user has to give proof of life guard/savers qualifications as well as first aid.
Question: Can I just clarify whether ALL the sports facilities are available to the public i.e tennis, swimming etc? If so, does this work on a hire basis as the indoor football or can they be used on a per entry (pro-rata) type basis? For instance if someone wanted to play tennis would they play per game or for a number of sessions? Is it also for individuals or does it have to be a group or societies? I hope this makes sense?

Answer:   The majority of sports facilities would be hired as there needs to be a “Transfer of Control Agreement” TOCA and relevant insurance paperwork to cover the use of educational premises. There are no free sessions available for public use for health & safety reasons, security and insurance purposes.

However, the access to our tennis courts on Bloxham Grove Road is not locked and the community/public do use the courts without officially booking – they do so at their own risk!
We do not officially hire the playing fields for football or rugby as the condition deteriorates due to lying on a clay belt, they becomes unplayable for curriculum purposes. However, we do hire the cricket pitch to community cricket clubs.

The use of educational premises has to be monitored and official documentation must be in place. For insurance and security reasons we need to know who is on our premises.

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