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.
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.
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.
My 14 year old nephew had several lessons at School of Skate as a gift from me and his Uncle. He went to Victoria Park in East London and was taught by the incredible Soren! My nephew would come away feeling happy, confident and proud in his new skills!! I could also see the progress and passion for skating emerge after lessons with Soren. Soren has a natural ability with a range of ages and has a calm and patient demeanor. My nephew would come home and sing Soren's praises and said "he was a pretty cool guy and a great teacher!" Which from a teenager is high praise indeed!!Thanks again to Soren and the team. You made summer fun!
I had a one-on-one class with Soren P from School of Skate this week. It was a lot of fun and he gave me some great tips - even managed to drop into a decent ramp unassisted by the end (something I had never done before). Would highly recommend! Cheers Soren 🙂
I had my first skate lesson today and it was super!!! Rick was attentive, experienced and helped me progress very quickly. I am learning to surf skate so it was great to find somebody able to give me exercise specifically for this. Thanks!
This is an incredible class, my kid has improved so much in confidence and ability over just a few classes. the teacher is amazing, holding together a mixed ability class with a real ability to understand each student’s needs. Highly recommend.
Nilo ran a party for my son and his friends (12 x 5-6 year olds!) and it was fantastic! Most were quite nervous at the beginning, having not skateboarded before, however by the end of it their confidence and skills had really grown and they were all beaming with smiles.The parents have been passing on many thanks for an awesome party too.Highly recommended. Thank you School Of Skate!
Fantastic skateboarding lesson, great experience and lots of fun! Jonty managed to give lots of attention to each one of the kids. He made the lesson fun and engaging but also tailored the practice to help each one of them to improve their skills. They all progressed really fast and gained a lot of confidence.
I took my 7 year old son for a 1 hour private lesson with his friend at School of Skate. He really enjoyed himself and progressed far faster in that hour than he ever had done before. We now have a set of things to work on to improve, and will definitely be booking another lesson in future.
My son does the beginner skateboard lessons at Charlton park and he's loving it. Nilo (the teacher) is brilliant, really knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic, and excellent with the kids. Would highly recommend. So glad we found School of Skate
Rick was a great tutor for our 10 year old boy who is allergic to exercise. At the end of the 1 hour lesson he did not want to attend in the least, he announced "BTW I'm so coming back next week"! He has a mountain to climb in terms of learning to skate board but is in the right hands for this task. The class was great as instead of all the participants being given the same instructions, each child was taught what they needed to learn for their individual pace, skill level & past experience. We were very impressed with the calm, considerate & expert attention to each child's unique needs
Before you can learn you need the right skateboard
We always suggest you come and try one of ours at our group lessons. We’ll show you what size you need, how to adjust it and how much to spend. But if you can’t do that please see our sizing & buying guide.
We`ve just added a link to our skateboard sizer to our profile. This is to help you buy for kids, because too often we`ve seen small kids struggling to kickturn a huge board 😢
Our sizing guide is based upon wheelbase (distance between the front & back wheels), rather than width, because in the past we`ve made recommendations based on width, and the wheelbase has turned out completely wrong for the rider in question. We`ve had much more success with correlating wheelbase with the height of the rider
We`ve added a wheelbase range for a given height range. We`d suggest if you are heavier for your height and/or have poor balance, go for the upper range - prioritising stability. If you are lighter for your height, and/or have good balance, go for the lower range - prioritising manoeuvrability 😊