Abingdon School, Oxfordshire

Abingdon is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11-18 situated in 35 acres in the centre of Abingdon, just south of Oxford.

Abingdon School
Park Road
Abingdon
Oxfordshire OX14 1DE

Stunning venue with superb facilities in the heart of Oxfordshire

Abingdon School is at an exciting stage of opening up their facilities to the community, with Sport and Leisure Club memberships, exercise classes, brand new gym facilities opening in September, conference and hospitality facilities and a range of leisure activities and events, available to everyone. The Sports Centre is situated within the grounds of Abingdon School and offers the perfect venue for training courses, workshops, conferences or away days in an ideal setting.

Services available for all facilities

  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Accommodation
  • Audio visual equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Small Hall

The Charles Maude Room is located on the east end of Big School and is situated directly underneath the chapel. Recently refurbished, it can hold up to 100 peoples seated or up to 200 for a drinks reception. The CMR is perfectly equipped for a moderate sized conference with a large projection screen mounted in the ceiling and simple but fully comprehensive sound system. Upon request, it is also possible to install theatre lighting for your event. Please note, access to the CMR is down a series of steps.

Dance Studio

The studio is a wooden sprung-floored suite that is bathed in natural light from the large wall of windows. Body-length mirrors with wall railings make this facility perfect for dance and other movement-specific activities. A fully integrated sound system is also available if you wish to add some extra tempo to your session. The studio accommodates up to 40 people comfortably, depending on the activity.

Theatre

The Amey Theatre, sits at the heart of Abingdon School’s Arts Centre. The 438 seater theatre is equipped with modern stage lighting and sound facilities and now boasts an 8m x 5m cinema standard screen and projector for film screenings. Supporting the main auditorium is a range of spaces including a conservatory style foyer, box office and the usual audience facilities.

Sports & Fitness

Tennis Courts

We have professional and spacious tennis facilities, located in the beautiful grounds. Each court has a fully tarmacked surface and is complete with nets and posts. Tennis courts can be booked for a minimum of one hour. We have both junior and adult rackets available to hire, along with tennis balls. Please note, these tennis courts are not flood-lit, and are therefore suitable for daylight hours only. The courts are only available in the School holidays.

Dance Studio

The studio is a wooden sprung-floored suite that is bathed in natural light from the large wall of windows. Body-length mirrors with wall railings make this facility perfect for dance and other movement-specific activities. A fully integrated sound system is also available if you wish to add some extra tempo to your session. The studio accommodates up to 40 people comfortably, depending on the activity.

Astro Turf Pitches

Located 2.5 miles from Abingdon School, Tilsley Park offers some of the best facilities in the area for rugby, athletics, hockey and football with all-weather pitches including a new 4G surface and a new throws area. Available for hire are the 4G pitch which is certified by the RFU, RFL and FA and two full-size floodlit all-weather ATP hockey pitches with spectator seating.

Athletics Track

Located at Tilsley Park 2.5 miles from Abingdon School, the eight-lane, floodlit, artificial surface running track with UK Athletics Category A rating is available to hire including facilities for field athletics including javelin, shot put, discus, hammer, steeplechase, pole vault and long jump facilities. Three hundred seat covered grandstand and umpires' box overlooking the finish line.

Squash Courts

Our squash facility consists of two glass-backed squash courts adjacent to each other. Both squash courts conform to the dimensions stipulated by the World Squash Federation. A small spectator area is available for both courts during matches and training. The courts can be booked singly or together, for a minimum of one hour.

Sports Hall

The sports hall, which accommodates four badminton courts, sits at the heart of the sports centre. The sports hall caters for a variety of sports, including; badminton, basketball, netball, cricket and, hockey. Also available is a small climbing wall. A lower viewing gallery is available for spectators.

Treatment Room

The physiotherapy suite at Tilsley Park, 2.5 miles from Abingdon School, offers you and your clients a quiet, relaxing and private working area for consultations, treatments, and rehabilitation. It is equipped with a massage bed, sink, toilet, chairs and storage cupboards for equipment.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is a 25-metre, 8-lane competition pool. It is available for birthday party hire and private hire, along with junior fun sessions with the inflatable Commando Run and pool floats during the weekends. We also offer weekend public swimming sessions during our opening times.

Sports Pitches

Abingdon School’s multi use sports pitch has markings for four tennis courts with a robust, hard wearing surface, enabling year round use. The surface accommodates a range of sports as well as tennis including football, basketball and hockey.

Gymnasium

The newly refurbished gym provides high quality Strength and Conditioning equipment. It includes cardio vascular equipment (11 stations), a range of free weights and three treadmills.

Celebrations & Events

Hospitality Suite

The Hospitality Suite at Abingdon School’s Sports Centre comfortably seats 80 delegates with stylish conference chairs and tables available for your comfort. The suite is light and airy with its own private balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. It comes equipped with built in audio-visual presentation equipment, which includes two 47″ plasma screens with RGB computer connections. Further equipment can be requested, including a full HD projector, a lectern and stage. A bar area is available for light refreshments, and full catering is available upon request.

Function Room

The Charles Maude Room is located on the east end of Big School and is situated directly underneath the chapel. Recently refurbished, it can hold up to 100 peoples seated or up to 200 for a drinks reception. The CMR is perfectly equipped for a moderate sized conference with a large projection screen mounted in the ceiling and simple but fully comprehensive sound system. Upon request, it is also possible to install theatre lighting for your event. Please note, access to the CMR is down a series of steps.

Function Room

Located at Tilsley Park, 2.5 miles from Abingdon School. this social and meeting room comfortably seats 60 delegates with stylish conference chairs and tables available for your comfort. The room is light and airy and comes equipped with built-in audio-visual presentation equipment, which includes 47″ plasma screens with RGB computer connections. Further equipment can be requested, including a full HD projector, flip chart and stationary. A bar is available for light refreshments and full catering is available upon request.

Classroom

The classroom adjacent to the Hospitality Suite can also be hired for extra space or to use as a break-out room or for catering. The classroom comfortably seats up to 25 delegates, with tables and chairs provided. The classroom also offers a ceiling-mounted projector and fully functional SMART board if a smaller meeting is required.

Courses & Corporate

Hospitality Suite

The Hospitality Suite comfortably seats 80 delegates with stylish conference chairs and tables available for your comfort. The suite is light and airy with its own private balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. It comes equipped with built in audio-visual presentation equipment, which includes two 47″ plasma screens with RGB computer connections. Further equipment can be requested, including a full HD projector, a lectern and stage. A bar area is available for light refreshments, and full catering is available upon request.

Function Room

Located at Tilsley Park, 2.5 miles from Abingdon School. this social and meeting room comfortably seats 60 delegates with stylish conference chairs and tables available for your comfort. The room is light and airy and comes equipped with built-in audio-visual presentation equipment, which includes 47″ plasma screens with RGB computer connections. Further equipment can be requested, including a full HD projector, flip chart and stationary. A bar is available for light refreshments and full catering is available upon request.

Theatre

The Amey Theatre, sits at the heart of Abingdon School’s Arts Centre. The 438 seater theatre is equipped with modern stage lighting and sound facilities and now boasts an 8m x 5m cinema standard screen and projector for film screenings. Supporting the main auditorium is a range of spaces including a conservatory style foyer, box office and the usual audience facilities.

Classrooms

The classroom adjacent to the Hospitality Suite can also be hired for extra space or to use as a break-out room or for catering. The classroom comfortably seats up to 25 delegates, with tables and chairs provided. The classroom also offers a ceiling-mounted projector and fully functional SMART board if a smaller meeting is required.

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