Thornleigh College

Thornleigh College was a new addition to the BTG family for 2016. The centre is located just off the A58 in Bolton making it a very accessible place to do gymnastics. The school has excellent facilities and our classes take place in the sports hall on site.

Address: Sharples Park, Bolton, BL1 6PQ

Session Times:

  • Friday 5pm - 6pm : Bright Stars  (Children aged 4 - 5 should begin in this class)
  • Friday 6pm - 7pm : Shooting Stars  (Children aged 6 - 7 should begin in this class)
  • Saturday 9am – 10am: Bright Stars (Children aged 4 - 5 should begin in this class)
  • Saturday 9am – 10am: Shooting Stars (Children aged 6 - 7 should begin in this class)
  • Saturday 10.15am – 12.15pm: 'HUB' Academy (Children age 8+ should begin in this class) 


To book a space in the Thornleigh College classes, please click on the find a class button at the top of the page and enter your postcode and your child’s age. 

Information on the gym:

Thornleigh College welcomes boys and girls to their sessions. Spectators are not permitted in the room. There is a car park at the venue. 


We use the gymnasium in Thornleigh College where we have floor mats, crash mats, springboard, vaults, trampette, benches and a variety of hand held equipment available 

Session details:

Gym Stars: The children will be working through our Gym Stars programme using our bespoke Beth Tweddle gym stars award system. We aim for them to achieve one award per 10 weeks with their progress being monitored and recorded regularly within their progress booklets.

HUB Academy: The children will be working through the British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards and the Advanced Proficiency Awards. Gymnasts will begin at badge 8 pending an assessment from their personal coach within the first few weeks.



Gymnasts are required to wear a t-shirt and shorts/tracksuit bottoms or leggings with any long hair tied up and not wearing any jewellery. All earrings must be removed and if this is not possible, they must be taped up. They must also bring a drink to their class. They will train in their bare feet.

Progress Booklets:

They must also bring along their progress booklet as this is where the coaches will record all progress and mark off what skills have been achieved. If a gymnast loses their progress booklet, a new one will need to be purchased at a cost of £3.50 so please ensure that it is kept safe. 

What to do when you arrive:

Please arrive about 5 - 10 minutes prior to the start of your session. You can come to the hall ten minutes prior to your lesson beginning - once the previous class has departed you will be invited into the gym. This is to ensure the safe arrival and departure of all of our gymnasts.

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Venue Details

Thornleigh College

Sharples Park
Greater Manchester