When are you open?
We are open every Friday during school term times. The doors open around 18:45. The children’s class starts at 19:00. This is followed by the adults class at 20:00.
EDIT July 2021: This year, as we have only just been able to reopen after a 16-month lockdown, we are planning on being open throughout the school summer holidays (Friday 23rd July – Friday 3rd September 2021) with the only planned break being Friday 29th October for the autumn half term.
Half term dates and other closed days 2021
- Friday 29th October – Autumn Half Term
- Friday 24th December 2020 – Christmas/New Year Break
- Friday 31st January 2021 – Christmas/New Year Break
Are there any other days you might be closed?
While we aim to be open as much as possible, occasionally we have closed for reasons beyond our control, such as the coaches being ill, outside work commitments, or the 9th Aylesbury Scout group (whose hall we use) requiring access during class hours.
When we do have to close we will let people know as soon as we can. Notifications are published here in the ‘News‘ section, on our Facebook page, and via our Twitter page. Sensei Julia will also send out text messages if there is a last minute reason why the classes are closed.
Why are you only open during school term times?
In the past we used to be open 50/51 weeks a year (depending on what days Christmas and New years were on), but often found during school holidays many students would go on holiday or simply not turn up, leaving us with empty or near-empty classes. We therefore decided to not run classes during holidays to let everyone take a break.
If for whatever reason you can’t make it to a class we greatly appreciate it when students inform us in advance that they will not be coming to class.