Festival of Inquiry


Please click through to our Virtual Events page - and register your interest for our ‘Festival of Inquiry’ - a celebration of online learning for those with curious, inquisitive and inquiring minds. There will be a daily selection of tasks and challenges - ranging from ‘Shark Attack in Science’ to ‘The Great Fire of London Art creation’.

Festival of Inquiry - 23-27 November (for ages 6-11 years old)

Winter Wonder Week - 30 November - 4 December (for ages 3-5 years old)


The Abbey Swim School

The Abbey Swim School (TASS)

At The Abbey Swim School our aim is to teach you and/or your child to swim in a safe, friendly and fun environment and to develop a lifelong love of swimming.

We offer small group lessons (maximum of 6 in the lower stages), 1:1 lessons and 1:2 lessons taught by Swim England (formerly ASA) and STA qualified teachers in our outstanding facilities at The Abbey Senior School. We also have water assistants in the water with children in the beginner’s stages.

The Abbey Swim School term dates

Regrettably, Swim School lessons are cancelled until further notice.


We take children aged from 2 in our adult-and-child classes, through to competitive swimmers up to Stage 10.

Adult beginners, improvers and stamina lessons will be available on Sundays.

Alongside swimming lessons, we can offer water skills, personal survival, diving, snorkelling, Rookie Lifeguard and Challenge classes.

The costs are:

£7.20 for a 30 minute group lesson

£10.80 for a 45 minute group lesson

£18.00 for a 30 minute 1:1 lesson

£27.00 for a 45 minute 1:1 lesson

£22 for a 30 minute 1:2 lesson (£11 each)

£33 for a 45 minute 1:2 lesson (£16.50 each)

£15 for a 45 minute adult group lesson

All lessons are payable termly.

The Swim School is open to the public, you don't have to be/have been an Abbey School pupil.

To find out more or to book your place please email: [email protected] and provide your telephone number.