Headington School Pool

Headington School, Headington Rd, Oxford OX3 7TD

Headington School is an ideal location for all those in Oxford looking for lessons for children aged 4 years upwards. The pool has both standing depth and deep water, and is a full 25m length which is perfect for beginners and for those swimming lengths at higher levels. Adult classes run here on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Friday is female only), and Mainstream classes run on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons.

Arriving at the venue 

Please note that all swimmers and anyone being dropped off for lessons must use the Sports Centre entrance from the Headington Road only, which is next to the B3 bus stop. (There are a few bus stops in a row here). The entrance is small, so we do advise going slowly past the other school entrances as you go from the Headington direction into Oxford. There is no gate on the entrance, only small ‘entrance’ signs. No other entrances should be used into the site. This is a one way system, and the entrance has no gate into the facility.

Parking bays are available through this one way drive, and the exit is via the wooden gate as marked. The exit gate is kept shut but will open once you drive up close towards it. The pool is located behind the main sports hall in front of you as you enter the site, so please park and then walk around the back of this building by the tennis courts. The path will lead you round the back of the sports hall, towards the astro turf, and then turns to the right and the pool will then be visible. 

Important Information 

Swimming hats must be worn by all swimmers at this pool. 

Please note that the female changing room and the entrance to poolside opens out onto the deep end of the pool, and as such all siblings and swimmers should be supervised at all times for safety.​

Please note that lessons have not yet resumed at this venue and we are awaiting an update on when we can restart in 2022.

Changing and Spectating

The entrance foyer has plenty of space to remove shoes and socks before entering the changing rooms. The changing rooms have showers and toilets, with hairdryers in the ladies changing room.

Spectators are welcome to remove shoes and socks and enter poolside and take a seat along the left hand side of the pool.