Shiplake College is an independent boarding and day school for boys aged 11 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18.

Situated in 45 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside near Henley-on-Thames, we offer an outstanding education based on small class sizes, excellent facilities and dedicated teaching staff.


The high quality facilities allow pupils to enjoy representing their school and further enhancing Shiplake’s proud sporting reputation.

Perform Better were selected to equip a new Strength and Conditioning facility in the refurbished boat house at the school in Summer 2020. After a number of delays in the building project due to Covid the installation was completed just before the start of the Autumn term.

Duratrain flooring was laid into the area with branded inset lifting platforms, four Performance Power Racks were also installed along with adjustable benches, Glute Ham benches, Olympic bars and discs, dumbbells, kettlebells, monster storage.

The school has recently appointed a new Head of Athletic Development, Ed Bowden, and introduced a new Athletic Development Programme “The programme will provide pupils with an extra level of motivation to their sport training. It will give them more purpose when they train which will then focus them when they are performing competitively”


  • Duratrain Performance Flooring
  • Branded Platforms
  • Performance Power Racks
  • Adjustable Benches
  • Glute Ham benches
  • Olympic bars and discs
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Monster Storage
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