Practical details


Formation School takes place on Tuesday evenings and some Saturdays over three terms.

The Tuesday evenings start at 6:30 pm and finish by 21:30 pm. Students are welcome to bring some food with them as it is an early start to the evening. We provide drinks and snacks.

Saturdays typically run from 10:00 am until 16:00 pm. We provide lunch as well as refreshments during the day.

The year begins with the first of our Saturdays by way of introduction

See the term dates.


Formation School runs at Above Bar Church in the centre of Southampton. It’s just a few minutes walk from the station, and there is plenty of parking in the city centre (though note that charges apply to most car parks until 8:00 pm).

How much?

The course costs £450 for the year. This is equivalent to approx. £12.50 for a Tuesday evening, and £25 for a Saturday.

Course materials are included, though you may also want to buy a few books. You will also have access to recordings of the sessions, slides, and handouts online. You can continue to access this content – and new material from future years – after you have completed Formation School.

We provide light refreshments on Tuesday evenings, and on the Saturdays we provide a main meal too.

You can pay the full £450 fees at the start of the course or in instalments at the start of each term.

Formation School is a partnership between Above Bar Church, and Living Leadership, as well as a number of churches around the area.

Above Bar Church is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales, registration no 6959469. Charity registration no:1131075. Registered office: 69 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7FE.
Living Leadership is registered as charity number 1121621.
Privacy policy
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
x Logo: Shield Security
This Site Is Protected By
Shield Security