Abbey Gym Club is a community gymnastics club, and registered charity, that meets at Prestwood Junior School in Buckinghamshire.

We run general and elite gymnastics classes from pre-school upwards.

Gymnasts of all levels are encouraged to reach their highest potential, and we encourage them to take part in Buckinghamshire General Gymnastics competitions.

The Club is registered with British Gymnastics, and all our coaches are British Gymnastics qualified and have undertaken advanced DBS (CRB) checks

About Us

We're a friendly, family, community club which embraces every child's uniqueness whilst treating them all equally.

Abbey Gym Club was originally a section of the Buryfield Sports and Social Club of Great Missenden and started teaching "fun" gymnastics to 45 children in May 1984 at Gt. Missenden Memorial Hall. Fund raising events were organised to purchase 10 floor mats, and a safety mat. Other equipment was a home made floor beam and a borrowed spring board and vaulting box.
In Autumn of 1984 we moved to The Church of England School, as we needed to provide more classes to accommodate the growing number of children on our waiting list, and in March of 1985 the Chiltern District Council gave us a grant towards the purchase of equipment.
We remained at Gt. Missenden School until July 1987. During our time there we broke away from the Buryfield Sports and Social Club and became the Abbey Gym Club on the 1st January 1986.
In those early days we also held rhythmic gymnastics classes at Prestwood Junior School and sessions for more advanced girls at the Misbourne School. Unfortunately both these classes had to cease due to a reduction in the number of coaches.
Our next venue was at Little Kingshill School, where we stayed until July 1989. Our equipment was stored in an unused kitchen until it was needed as a science lab which unfortunately meant we lost our storage space, so we had to uproot and move again.
Determined to carry on - next stop Prestwood Junior School where we were made very welcome and have remained ever since.
Currently we now have 150 children, run classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a squad section running on Friday evenings. Our equipment comprises Asymmetric bars, full size beam, floor beam, trampette, spring boards, vaulting table and horse, safety mats and floor matting, and for each session this to be taken out of, and packed away into, a storage alcove in the main hall.
The strengths of the club are its volunteers; the parents who form the committee, the senior gymnasts who give back to the club by coming in to help coach the younger children, and the parent helpers who assist when they can in class..

Club Information

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Prestwood Junior School
Clare Road
Prestwood, Great Missenden
HP16 0NR

Please note that class descriptions are indicative only, and may be changed to suit members needs.

4.15 - 5.00pm
Preschool 3+
5.00 - 6.00pm
Boys 6+
6.00 - 7.30pm
Mixed over 10
4.30 - 5.30pm
Mixed 5+
5.30 - 6.30pm
Mixed 6+
6.30 - 7.30pm
Mixed over 10
9.00 - 10.00am
Mixed 4-5
10.00 - 11.00am
Mixed 5+
11.00 - 12.00pm
Mixed 7+

Summer Term 2024

Mondays: Apr: 15, 22, 29 May 13, 20 Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 Jul 1 (10 sessions)
Wednesdays: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 15, 22, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 3 (10 sessions)
Saturdays: Apr 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 6 (11 sessions)

Half Term week May. 27th - June 1st

Bank Holiday May. 6th

Term ends Saturday Jun. 6th, but there will be a Club Competition on July 13th


Like all charities we welcome donations etc.. but there are ways you can help as raise funds:


If you shop online and would like to help with fundraising, then using Easyfundraising to go to your online shop will result in money being donated to the Club.
It won't cost you anymore, and indeed sometimes there are special offers.


Pesky Pennies

Do you find those one and two penny, or even 5p, coins a nuisance?
We don't - indeed we love them!
Just bring them along to gym and we'll happily find a new home for them.
In fact we'll be happy to take coins, or notes, of any value

Amazon Smile

Raise donations for the Club by shopping online at Amazon Smile, instead of just Amazon, at no extra cost to you,


This is only for the families of current and former members
£24 Buys a ticket to be entered in 12 monthly draws.
Fifty percent of the money raised is a donation to the building fund, the remainder makes up the prize fund.
The number and amounts of prizes will vary depending upon number of tickets sold.
There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased.

Helping The Club

There are several ways you can help:


The purpose of the Trustees is to ensure the Club adheres to it's charitable aims, and works within the aspects of the law that relate to the Charity.
Some Trustees have additional roles within the Club, but there is no need for a Trustee to take-on additional duties

Committee Member

The Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Club, but not the actual coaching side
However you can be a committee member and still have another role within the Club.
Roles include, but are not limited to, Secretary, Treasurer, Waiting List Secretary and Uniform Secretary.

Help With Setup

Our equipment has to be set up before the first class every session. It takes about 30 mins, and is a good workout!
The more people we can get to help the easier it gets, and also we can then arrange a rota.


Helping coach the children is one of the most rewarding activities
Full training will be given, and the Club will pay for you to attend training courses.
We do not expect people to coach at all sessions - just as many as you can.

Any position that involves contact with children will require you to be DBS checked.
If you are interested in helping please talk to any coach or official of the Club, or contact us using this website's contact form


Waiting List Form

Child's Details

Date of Birth

Child's Gender: 

Contact Details

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Club Uniform

Younger Girls (school year 6 and below)

Any red-coloured nylon or crepe gymnastics leotard is acceptable. These are more suitable for younger children.

Older Girls

Wine (Red) Velour "Sparkle" Leotard from The Zone for older girls and for all squad members. Available with and without sleeves.
Matching gymnastics shorts, in wine or black, can be worn.

Squad Girls

Squad Leotards are currently unavailable


Boys can wear red Tee shirts, or red gymnastics leotards, with white shorts.

All items above can be ordered direct from The Zone, or from the Uniform Secretary using the form below.

Generally ordering via the Club is slightly cheaper, but there might be a delay if items are not in stock.

Uniform Enquiry Form

Girls Leotards

Boys Wear

General Wear

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Contact Us

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