Public Use of Bloxham School Sports Facilities

Bloxham School is proud to offer a range of fantastic sporting facilities, which are open for general public bookings both in term-time and during the holidays. Our facilities include: 

  • Dewey Sports Centre: four court sports hall, fitness suite, strength & conditioning room, studio, climbing wall and changing facilities
  • Two glass-backed squash courts
  • Indoor swimming pool - 25 x 8 yards (23 x 7.3 metres)
  • Two all-weather sand-based astro-turf pitches
  • Five sports fields; includes rugby and cricket facilities
  • Seasonal netball and tennis courts

Further information, including facilities' timetables and prices, is available here.

All our sporting facilities can be booked through our dedicated sports booking website, which provides more details on our facilities and provides the opportunity to book online, or alternatively, please email 
or contact our General Manager - Leisure on 01295 724394. 

Dewey Sports Centre 

Our multi-function sports centre caters for a wide range of needs. Whether you’re looking to stay fit and healthy, or hire our facilities for fixtures, functions or parties, we have everything you’ll need. Our spacious, well-lit studio has excellent views of the surrounding pitches and the sports hall, making it ideal for hire both individually and alongside the sports hall or astro turf facilities for events and parties. Our squash courts are the only glass-backed courts in the Banbury area.

Sports Hall

Our 4-court hall has excellent spring-loaded flooring to help minimise impact on joints and ultimately lower the risk of injuries. We are home to football, hockey and cricket teams – indoor and outdoor.

Facility Hire

The Dewey Sports Centre is the ideal location for birthday parties. Our studio can be hired in conjunction with the sports hall and its full-length glass wall provides the ideal setting for self-catering and spectators. Our prices are very competitive.

For further information or if you would like a tour, please contact:

Climbing Wall

Fun Outdoor Activities run two climbing wall courses at our Bloxham School Climbing Wall; a 'Taster Course' and a 'First Steps Course'. All information regarding both these courses can be found here.

Alternatively, if you would like to use the climbing wall on a pay-as-you-go basis, the price for this is £6 per person, per hour. Includes first briefing. 

For more information on our Climbing Wall, please email:

Tennis & Netball Courts

We have four hardcourts which are available for hire all year round; weather/daylight permitting. During the summer, we turn our astro-turfs into tennis courts. Summer court bookings are released at the start of the tennis season in Spring.


We have two sand-based astro-turf pitches here at Bloxham, which are maintained to excellent standards by our Grounds Team. Available for full-pitch or half-pitch hire.

Users may also choose to hire the studio which overlooks the first astro-pitch, providing an excellent location for hosting events or simply adding an indoor space for training.

Fitness Classes

Our fitness class programme is currently under development. If you are interested in attending fitness classes, please email

Bloxham School Swimming Pool 

Swimming for all – whether you’re looking for fun, fitness, clubs or lessons, we offer it all!

Our traditional pool is an ideal location for a relaxing swim, with the option to pay-as-you-swim or take out one of our great value memberships. We also run high quality swimming lessons at good prices, whilst our small class sizes ensure that all children receive the best coaching.

Our pool timetable varies from term-time to holidays:

Pool Timetable – Term timetable for Lent Term: Monday 8th January – Saturday 24th March 2018

Pool TimetableHoliday timetable for February Half Term coming soon: Friday 9th February - Sunday 18th February 2018

We run intensive swimming lessons during the holidays. To access our swimming lessons booking form, please click here. Please note: There will be no intensive swimming lessons running during February Half Term 2018. 

Attire: Clothing made from swimwear material must be worn whilst in the pool. Swimming hats are not essential. Wetsuits are not permitted.

For directions, accessibility and timetable notices for both the Bloxham School Swimming Pool and the Dewey Sports Hall, please click here.

For any further information, please email or contact our Swimming Manager on 07867 561412. 

Rugby & Cricket Pitches

Our pitches are all maintained to high standards by our Grounds Team and are available to hire all year round. 

Cricket nets are available for hire – both indoor and outdoor.

For more information, please contact:


We offer a range of courses including:

  • Level 1 & 2 swimming instructor
  • National Rescue Award for swimming teachers and coaches (NRASTC)
  • First aid
  • Emergency first aid
  • Defibrillator & paediatric first aid

If you are interested in attending or organising a course, please email