Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: 14:45 12th April 2021


When are you opening?

Following the recent government announcement on easing some of the lockdown restrictions, we will open as follows:

w/c 12th April: Holiday Sessions & Camps

w/c 19th April: Summer Term starts

Are you running Easter Camps and Sessions?

Yes! Please see here for more information and to book a place.

When will the new term start?

The Summer Term starts on Monday 19th April. Please see here for our timetable. The following Satellite Centre classes are also confirmed: Grena Centre, Orleans and St. James. 

What are you doing to ensure the safety of everyone and how will you make sure social distancing measures are adhered to?

We have developed a full Covid-19 Return to Training Safety Plan that complies with Government and British Gymnastics requirements and that will ensure the safety of everyone who attends. A copy is available at the RGA Centre.

Covid-19 measures include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced class sizes to maintain social distancing protocols;
  • Hand washing and sanitising between equipment stations and before and after each class;
  • Gymnasts are divided into bubbles within their class that will be maintained for the term;
  • Temperature checks on entry;
  • We are sorry but no adults are currently  allowed inside the Centres due to government and social distancing requirements. As soon as this changes we will let our members know.

I want to speak to someone. Who can I contact?

We are busy planning for our re-opening and the start of the Summer Term.

The majority of our staff remain on furlough so we thank you for your patience and understanding in waiting for a response.

Please also keep an eye on the website and our social media pages which are now being updated regularly.

Stay safe.

Other FAQs

How long is the waiting list? The waiting list varies depending on class. Therefore, we cannot give a specific time frame.

Where is my child on the waiting list? We are not able to check where your child is on the waiting list. Our system automatics loads the next person on the list based on joining date.

How do I update my child’s options? To update your child’s options, please log in to your online members account. Select membership account in the top right-hand corner, select the tab with your child’s name and scroll down to the waiting list section. Classes are based on academic year therefore please make sure that you have selected the correct options for your child’s age to be offered a space. Please also make sure that you save your changes.

What kit does my child need? All members are required to wear the RGA t-shirt or leotard. Kit is available to purchase via the kit tab on our website. The access code is RGA1960. We have sample kit available at reception at the RGA Centre on Townmead Road so that your child can try on before purchasing. Children can wear their own kit (t-shirt and legging/shorts) for the first two weeks of term.

How do I know what size kit to order? We have sample kit available at reception at the RGA Centre on Townmead Road so that your child can try on before purchasing.

My child’s a beginner, are the classes mixed ability? The classes are based on academic year groups and split into ability groups within the class. The coaches will test them at the beginning of term to determine which ability group is most suitable for their level.

What happens if I miss the payment deadline? The invoice will automatically be removed by the database and reallocated to the waiting list. If you have missed the payment deadline but would like your child to continue, please make sure that your choices are updated, and the office can check to see if there is still availability in their class

How can I monitor my child’s progress/ How to view and purchase badges? Gymnasts work towards badges throughout the term. The badge reflects their academic year group. To view your child’s badges, please log in to your online account. Select membership account in the top right corner, select your child’s name and scroll down to the awards/badges section. Any completed badges will be available to purchase. If your child has not completed their badge, do not worry, if you click on the view button you will be able to see what your child needs to pass to complete the badge.

Are parents allowed to watch classes? Parents are not permitted to watch classes throughout the terms. We do however have a specific watching week in which parents are more than welcome to come along and see what their child has been up to.

Where should I park? Parents/Guardians of members who attend classes at the RGA Centre in Townmead Road must park in the Putney Rowing Club car park which is a short distance from the main Centre.

What does my child need to bring to their first class? Please make sure that your child is wearing the RGA kit (their own kit is fine for the first two classes of term) and brings a water bottle.

Can my child trial the first class? Unfortunately, we do not offer trial classes in our general gymnastics programme.

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