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The Schools Challenge

Clay shooting for the next generation


Start Shooting

Never tried shooting before?

The TSC exists to support youngsters to try shooting for the first time, and then to support young shots as they progress - with some TSC Alumni even reaching Olympic standard!

It's great fun - so why not come and give it a go?

What a recent new Young Shot said...

One of our recent new young shots sent us the following, which captures what we're all about:-

"My first shooting experience began in August at Jericho Farm where we were given the opportunity to try Archery, Riffle shooting and Shotgun shooting. On this course I found that I enjoyed Shotgun the most and was amazed that my parents allowed me to take shooting lessons a week after.
I was slightly excited and slightly scared of shooting a gun for the first time, because I don't believe that a person holding the gun for you is classed as shooting really! I never thought the shotgun would be as heavy as it is, but I'm shooting a 12 bore over-and-under, which when I gave to my mother to hold she nearly dropped because it was too heavy!
I've been shooting for 6 months now and David Florent (my shooting instructor) has said I'm now an "ok shot" - he and his family have been a great help to me on my way to liking and having the benefit of going shooting, and I'll be forever grateful to them.
This has been both the most exciting and challenging experience of my life and I am so grateful I have been able to do it and enjoy it! Thanks to everyone at The Schools Challenge and The Oxford Gun Company!"

Have-A-Go - 1st Saturday of the month

On the first Saturday of every month you can come and "Have A Go" at The Oxford Gun Company, for only £29 all-inclusive - this includes a professional instructor, use of a shotgun, 25 cartridges & clays, and all safety equipment...


And we'll ensure you hit some clays!

One-To-One Lessons

Lessons can be booked by the hour, these will be given by our professional shooting instructors on a one to one basis. All within our purpose built shooting school in our all weather stands. Group bookings or birthday parties can also be arranged. Gun and protective clothing is included if required.
Special young shots price £59 per hour + c&c (weekday only), £69 per hour + c&c (Saturday's)

Contact Us for special young shots pricing.

Novice Schools Instruction Days

The days are run during school holidays for youngsters to learn and/or improve their shooting under the expert guidance of the Oxford Gun Company instructors. Tailored for groups of six, we assess each individual's level of shooting and work with them throughout the day to hone their skills. A competitive and fun day out.

This day will be aimed at young shots who want to learn to shoot as well as those who are at a competent level but want to improve.  This day will start at about 9:30am with a brief introduction in the shop - you will then shoot through the morning with a break for refreshments, lunch will be at approximately 1pm with an educational video which will be followed by an afternoon of more challenging targets.

At the end of the day we have a mini competition and the top 2 high scores of the day go through to a final which we hold at the end of the novice instruction day series. The final is a bit of fun and it gives novices the opportunity to win a competition. At the end of the final you will have managed to gain enough confidence in a competitive environment to then go on and shoot bigger competitions throughout the Schools Challenge programme. The day will end at around 4:30pm.

Throughout the course we will work on improving your gun mounting, basic technique and different ways to hit those targets that get away!

All welcome, open to ages 12 to 21. £115 per person and £105 per person if you bring a friend - this includes gun hire, cartridges, clays, refreshments, protective clothing & full insurance.

TSC Academy

The TSC Academy was founded in 2013, aiming to create an elite coaching scheme for enthusiastic and committed young shots who want to take their sport to the next level. Following the great success in its first year, it continues to go from strength to strength!


Competition for places is fierce each year, and we're always interested to hear from enthusiastic young shots - so do get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

If you'd like to be considered for membership to the Academy then please contact David at the Oxford Gun Company

The Academy will provide you with everything you need to excel in clay shooting:

Academy Obligations

(We do understand that there may be some events that you will not be able to attend - this is why we're publishing the dates of events early - so if there are any clashes, you can either make changes to your plans, or give us plenty of notice)