Dermot Gogarty Sports Centre

Built in 2009, in memory of former Headmaster Mr Dermot Gogarty, the Sports Centre at St John’s Beaumont consists of a fully equipped Sports Hall, Fitness Suite, Ancillary Rooms and a fantastic Climbing Wall.

The Sports Centre is open between 8am and 10pm, 7-days a week. For more information about our facilities, read on, or contact us at [email protected], or phone Ben Smiley on 01784 494094.

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall can be divided into two areas and includes facilities for;

  • Basketball; full court or two half courts with adjustable baskets
  • 5-aside football and goals to match
  • Badminton, with a total of 4 badminton courts and nets
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket, with a total of 4 net lanes, a bowling machine and “Pitchvision” performance analysis

Fitness Suite

This private Fitness Suite includes;

  • 4 x Treadmills
  • 6 x “Concept 2” Rowing Machines (which can be raced on a big screen)
  • 2 x Cycling Machines (one upright and one Recumbent)

Ancillary Halls

The Maxwell Room can be used as an extension to the Sports Hall, or as a room on its own. Indoor Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Martial Arts and fencing are just some of the activities that the Maxwell Room is used for.

The Kostka Performance Studio is used for, but not restricted to, Drama, Dance, Pilates and Yoga. It can also be used as a meeting room or viewing area for the Sports Hall.

Climbing Wall

The Climbing Wall at St John’s Beaumont is 8-metres in height, and boasts 12 routes of varying difficulty for children and adults to attack the summit. Children from 7* years of age can use the Climbing Wall, with a maximum of 6 people using it at a time.

There is a viewing balcony half way up the Wall, which allows people to spectate and encourage climbers, whilst also providing opportunities to develop teams and trust within groups.

*This age is a guide for us. The suitability of younger children to climb our Wall is based on their size, and how they fit into one of our harnesses.

Sports Fields

Within our 50 acre site, our sports fields house the capability for a large number of sports, including rugby, football, athletics, cricket and cricket nets.

All-weather tennis courts

With 4 flood-lit tennis courts at St John’s Beaumont, there is lots of space for Tennis to form a part of the Boys’ curriculum, and for members of the public to book lessons or just hire a court to play.

The Swimming Pool

The indoor heated swimming pool is 25m in length and extensively used by pupils of all ages and groups from outside of the School community. Contact [email protected] for more information about the courses or classes that we run.