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Public Use - Sport & Leisure

facilities hire update announcementKey letters sent by the Facilities Manager - September 2020:

Letter to Hirers      Letter to Members      Letter to Parents and Guardians - Swimming Lessons

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 10 yards (23 x 9 metres)
  • Two all-weather sand-based astro-turf pitches
  • Five sports fields; includes rugby and cricket facilities
  • Seasonal netball and tennis courts 

Get Involved - Quicklinks


Directions and access guide

Swimming lessons information

Swimming lessons booking form

Book Tennis and Squash Courts

For general enquiries, please email [email protected]. To book our seasonal racket sport facilities, please access our dedicated sports booking website, which provides more details on our facilities and provides the opportunity to book online.  

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. 

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: [email protected]

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.

Fitness Suite and Strength & Conditioning Rooms

Located on the first floor of the Dewey Sports Centre, our fitness suite and strength & conditioning rooms cater for all your needs. We have a range of equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, rowing machines, spin bikes, TRX rig, Olympic weight lifting platform and free weights. 

Squash Courts

Adjacent to our Dewey Sports Centre, we have two glass-backed squash courts - the only glass-backed courts in the Banbury area! We are hold Introductory Squash Courses.

Pre-booking courts is available to members only (£20 per month), during weekday and weekend public opening hours. 


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.

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.

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.

Bloxham School Swimming Pool 

Swimming for all – whether you’re looking for fun, fitness, clubs or lessons, we offer it all! Click here for more information.

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.

Swimming lessons: We run swimming lessons throughout the week, ranging from Stage 1 (beginners) to Rookie Lifeguarding and Survive and Save, as well as intensive courses throughout the holidays. For more information please contact [email protected]. Our swimming lessons booking form can be found at the top of the page . 

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

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: [email protected]


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 [email protected]