Sundays in the run up to XMAS then 2nd - 5th Jan 24

Skate camp runs 10am – 3pm. Drop the kids off, return at 2.45 for show and tell on the big screen.

  • Skate lessons
  • Skate games
  • Skate cinema
  • Art workshops


  • All levels
  • Age 6 and up


Birthday? Stag/Hen? Team-building? You name it, we can do it

Yes, have the most epic skateboarding party. Copelands skatepark in Peckham is ideal in the winter months.

We can provide:

  • Party bags
  • GoPro videos of the action

All you need to do is arrange the food & drinks (we can assist)..


Beginner, progressing, adults, open skate

At Copelands Skatepark in Peckham we are open throughout winter for:

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.

Some reviews of our lessons
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martine valle
martine valle
20:56 18 Aug 23
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!
Paul Grelon
Paul Grelon
17:35 30 Jul 23
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 🙂
Ella Garland
Ella Garland
09:16 04 Jul 23
We had a birthday party at School of Skate for our 7 year old at Peckham Rye. They had a blast. To quote one of the kids “Best Party Ever!”
Francesca Ceconi
Francesca Ceconi
21:21 31 May 23
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!
James Trafford
James Trafford
22:15 19 May 23
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.
Nick Boot-Handford
Nick Boot-Handford
15:47 18 Apr 23
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!
Susannah Saunders
Susannah Saunders
21:42 14 Feb 23
My 8 year old has gained so much in confidence since having private lessons with Nilo and in just four sessions his technique has progressed so much. He absolutely loves Nilo. Highly recommend.
Magda Daleczko
Magda Daleczko
13:46 20 Jun 22
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.
Dr Elisabeth Rothaug-Smith
Dr Elisabeth Rothaug-Smith
15:14 13 May 22
Stuart is a fun and skilled teacher and my 8 yr pld and his friend had a great time. They finished the lesson feeling more confident having learned new skills. I would highly recommend these sessions.
Jim Kirton
Jim Kirton
10:28 01 Feb 22
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.
Samantha King
Samantha King
13:31 22 Nov 21
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
Sumera Khan
Sumera Khan
21:47 13 Nov 21
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
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Skateboard Buyers Guide

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.

beginner skateboard buying guide - popsicle shape

Locations of our skateboarding lessons

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

6 ply = lighter

@gabba_gabba_skates #customskateboard #sixplyisthefuture

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One of our students passed his beginner grading and Spike was there to help him choose his tech deck. He chose an @almostskateboards

His homework is to learn about Almost`s skate team and choose his favourite skater. I know mine @waywardnephew

#clowninaction #chrishaslam #schoolofskate #techdeck

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We skipped all the black Friday stuff, instead we bring you a @pexmas discount ☃️❄️🦌

This weekend drop the kids with us and go get your shopping done 👍

The pexmas festival is 2nd and 3rd December and you can get a discount on lessons & skate camp at @copelands_sp with code pexmas23

Code is valid til Monday!

#pexmas #copelandssp #schoolofskate #skatelessons #peckhamlife #copelandpark #skatecamp #london

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Get down to @copelands_sp Friday to view the latest edit from South London`s premiere DIY spot @thegrovediy

There will be mulled wine, a special board launch (more on that soon), and plenty of crimbo cheer ❄️

#thegrovediy #copelandssp #filmfridays #copelandsxclown

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@_nilovisca with a blunt fakie on the flat 🤯

#bluntfakie #copelandssp #mindblown

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Thanks for joining us for the @drawingboards premiere of Street Art at @copelands_sp - Best trick contest went off!! Thanks to everyone who attended and dropped some bangers 🧨🧨🧨

More jams and events coming soon so stay tuned 👀

#drawingboards #besttrickcontest #copelandsskatepark #copelandssp #copelands #skateboardingisfun #❤️skateboarders #skatepark #backsideair #frontsideair #transitionskating #wallride #backsidewallride #bswallride #bsboneless #beanplant #fastplant #kickflip #kickflipmanual #skateanddestroy #skateordie

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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 😊

Skateshops, list wheelbases please!

#beginnerskateboarder #skateshops #completeskateboards

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A few finishing touches but almost there. Thanks to everyone involved 💪

Welcome to our new look unit 2B 😄
We`ve got some space to add portable obstacles. Watch this space for more..


#copelandssp #bourbonramp #skatepark

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@_nilovisca giving the newly finished park the once over 💪


#olliefakie #copelandssp

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@drawingboards latest video Street Art featuring @evaanjohnson and friends will be showing at the newly relocated @copelands_sp at 7pm on Nov 17th 😄

Skate session after with a best transfer trick comp from the mini to the flat bank!

Unit 2B Copeland Park
133 Copeland Rd
London SE15 3SN

#skatemovie #drawingboards #reopening #skatecomp #peckham #copelandssp #skatescene #relocation #minirampsesh

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Yes, there is also an indoor bit

#kassel #skatepark #girlsnight #badtiming #passingthrough #roadtrip

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