Thurston Community College

Memberships coming soon!

Community Use

At the Thurston Community College Sports Education Centre.

Use our Fitness Suite!

We're open on a trial basis each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening between 17:30 – 21:00 with sessions bookable in time slots as outlined below.

The trial period will run until the end of December, with a view to continue and expand in the new year should it prove successful. We hope to offer memberships at around £15 per month in the new year.


When you click the booking link above, you will be asked to complete a mandatory first time user induction online. This won't take long. You only need to do this once, a link to the booking system will be sent to you for future bookings upon completion. This is an essential requirement to help keep everybody safe whilst using our Sports Education Centre.

The sessions available to book are as follows:

Take advantage of our £3 Thursday Deal! (Offer available on sessions from 23 November - 21 December 2023).

  • 17:30 – 18:00 @ £2.50
  • 18:00 – 19:00 @ £5.00 | Only £3.00 on Thursdays!
  • 19:00 – 20:00 @ £5.00 | Only £3.00 on Thursdays!
  • 20:00 – 21:00 @ £5.00 | Only £3.00 on Thursdays!

All sessions are on a pay as you go basis, and must be pre booked. We are unable to take cash payments. 

Badminton Court Hire

Our indoor badminton courts are available in thirty minute timeslots each Wednesday evening between 18:45 - 19:45. These are bookable in the same way as Fitness Suite sessions, following the completion of the first time user induction form. 

What Else is going on?

There are a wide range of clubs and organisations using our facilities during community use hours! Book with them directly using the links below.




  • 18:45 - 20:45: Thurston Community Players | Information upon request
    Request info
  • 19:00 - 20:30: Combat Kickboxing Academy | Large Sports Hall
    Visit their website






Centre Opening Hours (From 07 Nov - 21 Dec 2023)

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 17:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday: 17:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 17:30 - 21:00
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

 Where to Find us


Thurston Community College Sports Education Centre
Norton Road, Thurston
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
IP31 3PB



Please note: access to our facilities for community use is during the hours above only, unless you are with a pre-booked club or organisation. Visitors to the College during the normal school day must have an appointment, and sign in at Visitor Reception on arrival.

Contact Us




Click here to find out more about hiring our facilities.