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Eynsham's new school and community Sports Centre opened on 3 September 2007, on the site of an earlier centre in the grounds of Bartholomew School. Access is via Back Lane, though the official address is Witney Road.

The Centre houses a four-court sports hall and a fully equipped 30-station health and fitness gym, each with separate changing facilities. The Sports Hall, named after former school Head Bill Berry, is suitable for games such as indoor cricket, badminton, football, basketball and volleyball, as well as aerobics. It provides a modern facility for Bartholomew School during school hours, and is open to the public in the evenings and at weekends.

The Centre was funded by the Big Lottery, Oxfordshire County Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and Eynsham Parish Council.

“The project is one of several constructed under the new Oxfordshire County Council Framework, where designers and a pre- selected contractor enter into early dialogue to discuss and agree design, costing and environmental issues, providing a more efficient delivery.

“Beard, the contractor carrying out the works, is a local company based in Cumnor and Swindon, and has constructed three other new Sports Halls in Buckinghamshire. Along with the designers, Mouchel Parkman, Beard has also constructed new school facilities in Carterton and Woodstock”

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