Delivering life-enhancing recreational programmes at a variety of local sports facilities...


Bath Recreation’s charitable objective is the provision of property in and near Bath for use as indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for the benefit of the public.

We currently have three sites and have numerous events attracting thousands of people each year and two key programmes detailed below – The Glasshouse Academy and Buds programmes.


Working in partnership with schools in Bath to raise aspirations and to create opportunities for children, the Glasshouse Academy provides an extra support network and provides opportunities for participants to make new friends.

The Glasshouse Academy Aims to:

  • Release their untapped potential.
  • Introduce children to a range of role models.
  • Create a varied range of life-enhancing opportunities.
  • Increase cultural experiences
  • Raise aspirations

Ultimately, our objective is to create contributing adults in society in both Bath and the wider community.

Mark Gunning is the Programme Director for the Glasshouse Academy and our Schools' Sports Coordinator. He leads the relationship with teachers and headteachers in various Bath schools and has been working in collaboration with them to recognise and select the children that will most benefit from and, equally importantly, contribute to the unique experience provided by the Glasshouse Academy.

The Glasshouse Academy is in its first year, and there are 48 children from six different schools in Bath attending each week.

The graphs below show the percentages of children that receive Free School Meals, are Pupil Premium, have Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and have English as an Additional Language (EAL), compared to the national averages:

For more information, please click this link to visit the dedicated Glasshouse Academy website at www.ghacademy.co.uk.


Programme Overview

This is Bath Recreation's schools' programme and is about creating a level playing field, raising aspirations, being supportive, engaging, progressive and collaborative. Fundamental Movement Skills are taught in six schools for ages 5 to 9 years old, for pupils who get free school meals, and some of whom have English as an additional language.

Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic movements traditionally associated with physical activity, the most common include skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, skipping and hopping. Fundamental Movement Skills are active in six schools in Bath, namely Twerton Infant, St Michael's Junior, St Martin's Garden Primary, St Andrew's Primary, Roundhill Primary and Oldfield Park Juniors.

Over 690 Children Participating

The following graph shows that 690 children are receiving high-quality PE sessions through the Buds programme every week, including 34% who have a special educational need/ disability, 50% who come from a disadvantaged background and 23% who have English as an additional language.



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