How do you want to learn to skateboard?

The Learn to Skateboard App

£29 (Beginner)

  • Structured Video-based Tutorials
  • Track your Progress
  • Test your Knowledge

Group Skateboard Lessons

£10/£12 per hour

  • Access to the App, plus
  • Coach-assisted Learning
  • Equipment provided (Beginners)

Private Skateboard Lessons


  • Access to the App, plus
  • Coach-directed Learning
  • Personalised Lesson Plans
how to skateboard app

Graduate The School of Skate

Learn, Track your Skateboarding Progress, and Graduate the Beginner Group with The App

or free access when you book a skateboarding lesson

Skateboards & all safety
equipment provided

Group skateboarding lessons

The School of Skate operates skateboarding schools across London and Bournemouth. We started group skateboarding lessons in 2017 when the new skatepark opened in Charlton Park, in London SE7.

We have since expanded, starting group lessons at Folkestone Gardens skatepark, Deptford in 2020, and starting Victoria Park skatepark, Peckham Rye Park. and  Whitegrounds, London Bridge in 2021. We provide both beginner and progressing skateboarding lessons. We teach boys, girls, and adults from 5 years old upwards with a wide range of abilities. We can provide skateboards & all safety equipment, or you can bring your own. We provide insured & DBS enhanced checked skateboard instructors.

Private skateboarding lessons

Whilst based in South London we provide private skateboarding lessons at skateparks across most of London. We have run birthday party lessons, Scout group lessons, and local Council events. We can arrange to bring portable ramps & rails to your venue. Please contact us if you have any questions about our services.

Like our School of Skate facebook page to receive announcements about ticket releases and news.

Beginner skateboarding lessons

Not everyone wants to do a laser flip down 16 stairs. At the School of Skate we recognise that the vast majority of us are beginners, who have more modest goals, so we focus on helping you stand up on your board, ride along, and falling (with style). The beginner classes take you to the point of being able to do The Drop In.

When you’ve learnt to drop in you can do your Beginner Grading, get the T-Shirt, and join the Progressing Group.

Learn more about our beginner skateboarding programme.

Progressing skateboarding lessons

We provide progressing group and private lessons. After you’ve learnt the basics we can take you forward to follow either a street or transition pathway. With street, you can learn to ollie, and grind (we have specialised equipment made just for this), and onto more advanced skills like the kickflip. With transition you learn to skate ramps and to carve bowls, and can learn lip tricks and airs.

If you’ve got any questions about progressing your skateboarding beyond the basics you can drop us a message.

royal borough of Greenwich
Rosemary Works School
Southwark Council
Youth First London

Locations of our skateboarding lessons

74 year old beginner skateboarder 10 Nov

Am I too old to...

I often get asked ‘Am I too old to start skateboarding?’ Well,...
skateboard instructor 15 Oct

Becoming a skateboarding instructor

We’ve had a few people ask about what you need to do...
after school club lewisham 13 Oct

After School Skateboard Club in...

We were approached by Bonus Pastor College, a secondary school in Lewisham...

Beatrix wanted to make her #schoolofskate t-shirt her own. So she did ☺️

#tiedie #skateschool #sosgrading #beginnergrading

15 0

I had a six year student this morning who arrived with a board sold to her by a 'skate school'. Now compare this board with mine on the left. The wheelbase is the same. I'm 5ft 9. On the right you'll see a board with a wheelbase of around 11.5; much more on the money for a six year old. I fail to understand this. If you are a skate school you are shooting yourself in the foot if you are selling boards that students will find hard to ride. If you don't have the right board in stock, perhaps point them in the direction of someone who does 🤔

If this happens to you. Return the board. They will keep doing this if there aren't negative consequences. #trainyourstaff

#skateschool #buyskateboards

20 0

Working on my 44 at 44. I'm going to film over a few months this time, rather than one night so you should see some more quality than last year. I realise I need to hurry up tho. Here's a Fakie Smith 5-0 stall in the can


#44at44 #miniramp #skatethursdays

75 6

Learning to drop in at our pre-school group in @folkestonegardensskatepark

Yes Albert is having that much fun! We also got around the bowl a few times this morning 🔥

#preschoolactivities #skateboardinglessons #deptford #lewisham #london

71 6

#skatecoach @_nilovisca flipping the polejam at the Deppy Banger Fest

Shame the old bill turned up and put the kibosh on the fireworks. It seemed they took the flyer a bit too seriously 🤣

🙌 @theskateboarderscompanion
@deathskateboards @clown_skateboards
@boardwallsupply @vitorcollective @ricoskateschool for product/prizes. @3d.ash
for the 🌭


#deppybangerfest #skatejam #skatecontest #doakickflip #folkestonegardens

86 2

Victoria Park super coach @sorenpaillou had some shots taken at @romskatepark a few weeks back..


#skatecoach #romskatepark #modeling #victoriapark #vivelafrance #pensive

42 2

What does it mean for me when #decrepitpigeon is one of my best performing posts? Does my social media strategy need work? 🤔

Should I boost this post? You tell me. If I get more than 50 likes on this post I'll boost decrepit pigeon so the world will have the opportunity to know him too..

35 2

Working on our stances at #greenwichpark 🍁

#skateschool #schoolofskate #skateboardlessons #skateboardinstructor #skatecoach #skateboardingisfun #london #greenwich #adultskatelessons

22 0

Good morning decrepit pigeon

#welcometolondon #skateschool #londonbridge

35 1

😯 @theskateboarderscompanion

We have issue 4 for our progressing group riders. Come pick one up at your local park at the weekend!!

#skatemag #skateposters #stickers #ukskateboarding

39 1

Coming soon..

Someone asked for a size recommendation and I suggested a 7.5. I soon found out that the wheelbases vary wildly for this width. What they were sold was wrong for them so we're going to be making our recommendations in wheelbase sizes. If you get the wheelbase right, the width can't be far wrong. The converse is not true.

Nobody can learn to skate without a skateboard, and getting one that's right for you is hard. This is a huge part of what we do as a skate school.

To be fair, the buying process for skateboards is a complete minefield for the noob. Often wheelbases are not even detailed. Retailers have a long way to go. @slamcityskates have the best I've seen with age brackets but it's not fool proof. I'm not saying this is perfect but it's a work in progress...

#interactiondesign #completeskateboards #skateboardbuy #workinprogress #buyskateboards #skateboardsizes

37 7