Schools and GCSE Climbing

White Angles

The Church is a founding member of the Association of British Climbing Walls (ABC), an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) licenced activity provider, a National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes (NICAS) Primary Centre and an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. All our instructors hold Mountain Training qualifications and have an enhanced DBS check. We cater for groups of all abilities including those with additional needs. A single instructor can supervise up to 9 and can deliver beginner, NICAS and GCSE courses as well as additional challenges such as the balcony jump, speed climbing, ladder climbing and real rock adventures.

School Group Entry Fees

Instructor fee: £30 per hour for up to 9 pupils
Pupil entry fee under 8s: £5
Pupil entry fee over 8s: £6

For more info contact: thechurchoffice@theclimbingacademy.com

For a Risk Assessment, the TCA Child Safe Guarding Policy and proof of Insurance please click here!

NICAS & GCSE Courses

All of our GCSE courses are designed to fit into a school’s timetable and budget. For full information on courses and to see a sample package, click here!

School Bouldering and Climbing Competitions

Each year, we host bouldering and climbing competitions at The Mothership and The Church. Click on the links below to find out more about our upcoming school events.

The South West Schools Climbing Championships

The South West Schools Bouldering League

For more info contact: sam@theclimbingacademy.com

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Church offers comprehensive expedition packages as well as expedition support services. Whether you already run the award or are considering starting up an award we can offer services to suit your requirements. Our DofE manager has a wealth of experience in delivering challenging and engaging bronze, silver and gold expeditions.

For more info contact: DofE@theclimbingacademy.com

 

TCA Gold Corporate Membership

Schools that solely use The Climbing Academy’ (The Church or The Mothership) will be offered a TCA Gold Corporate Package:

  • £26.95* a month per person (45% discount)
  • Unlimited use of All TCA centres at any time including The Mothership + The Church (in Bristol) and The Prop Store + The Newsroom (in Glasgow).
  • Free lifetime membership (usually £10).
  • 50% off adult beginners courses at The Church or The Prop Store (learn how to competently belay, tie knots etc).
  • 10% discount on cafe purchases
  • 10% discount on the TCA price in our shop
  • 2 FREE visits a month for your friends
  • 50% discount on selected TCA courses
  • Extended opening times, to enable you to make the most of your pass.

For more info contact: themothershipoffice@theclimbingacademy.com

*Not inclusive of equipment hire