Recre8 Summer Courses Cancellation

It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Recre8 summer holiday courses at Tonbridge School.

For the last three months we have been working tirelessly to keep abreast of Government guidance, leisure industry best practice, Department for Education regulations and national governing body plans for a return to sport, with the intention of providing a programme of courses which were both safe and fitted your needs.

We felt that, having planned for rigorous new safety procedures, one-way systems, sanitising regimes and social bubbles for each course, we had ensured the viability of the summer holiday programme. Whilst it wouldn't have been a normal summer programme, it would still have been one which gave your children a chance to play, learn, enjoy new experiences and make new friends.

Unfortunately, due to the reduced time-frame in which we now find ourselves working, the likely delay we will face before receiving further necessary guidance and the continued uncertainty this is causing you, our valued customers, we now feel that, with two exceptions, regrettably we must cancel our programme for summer 2020.

The exceptions are our 11+ revision sessions and mock exams which we still hope to run electronically and our Swim School crash courses, which we will endeavour to run if Tonbridge School Centre can open again August.

We hope you will accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes you and understand that this isn't a decision we have taken lightly. It will, in fact, be the first time since the courses began in 1976 that we have been unable to run activities during the summer holidays. The disappointing fact is that, like many other providers, we have simply run out of time waiting for news of how and when restrictions will be eased further and don't feel it would be fair to you or our staff to delay our decision any longer.

As mentioned above, we are still working to provide an electronic 11+ revision and mock exam option this summer and hope to be able to release details very soon. We appreciate that for many children, the last few months of limited schooling may have affected their progress or dented their confidence and so, with the 11+ assessment still, at the time of writing, scheduled for September, hope that we can provide a service to help, despite the uncertainty.

The Recre8 office at TSC is now open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please call 01732 304123 if you are a current customer requiring a refund. For all other queries, please email and one of the team will contact you as soon as possible.

We once again apologise for any disappointment our decision causes but hope to welcome you to a Recre8 course again in the future.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) TSC Closure

Following the UK Government announcement of Friday 20th March Tonbridge School Centre will be closed until further notice.

We would like to thank our Members and Centre visitors who have shown fantastic support to the TSC and Recre8 teams. We would also like to thank our staff for their hard work and positivity during this very difficult time.

We realise that shutting the facility will have a huge impact on our members and the local community, however it is the socially responsible course of action as we do our utmost to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

We will aim to offer our TSC Leisure Club Members online classes so that our customers can keep active remotely (details will be supplied in due course).

During our time of closure, we will be freezing all Membership fees. Recre8 Easter courses can be refunded or places swapped to a summer holiday course. Payments made for Recre8 term time activities can remain as credit on your account for next term's courses or refunded if you would prefer. Please get in touch with us to discuss your options.

Over the past 12 years we have built an internationally recognised award-winning facility. A large part of this successes is down to our loyal Members, Recre8 customers, regular users and visitors. I would like to thank you all again for your support.

These are difficult times, however if we work together, we will come through them. I therefore look forward to personally welcoming you when we reopen.

Alex Lloyd – Tonbridge School Centre Manager