Something For the weekend: The West London Shooting School

The West London Shooting School has been offering expert tuition and gun-fitting for over a century in beautiful surroundings 12 miles from Marble Arch. With over a hundred traps and stands in superbly laid out grounds, the school teaches every possible variation of game shooting to all standards of shots, from beginners to experts. Their distinctive style of shooting and tuition owes much to the great Percy Stanbury, arguably one of the finest shots who ever lived and who taught at the school for more than 20 years.

Twice voted ‘Best shooting ground in the country’, West London Shooting School prides itself in offering tailored tuition to match individual ability and to help develop your own style. The teaching at the school combines the latest sports instruction techniques with the heritage of the expert tuition of Percy Stanbury and includes covers game, clay and rifle shooting. Whether you have bought your own gun, or inherited it from family or friends, West London Shooting School is able to offer you an expert gun- fitting service and the chance to try before you buy. Their in-house team provide a bespoke service to precisely check the essential elements of your gun and mount, to enable you to get the perfect fitting.

West London Shooting School champions accessibility within the sport and runs courses aimed at encouraging newcomers, young shots and ladies into shooting. They run two fantastic tailored courses, including The Purdey Young Shots Course, created for youngsters with little or no experience or with basic skills who want to improve and The Purdey Ladies Course, provides tuition specifically tailored for ladies with busy lifestyles.

Moments from London, The West London Shooting School also delivers a comprehensive portfolio of unique corporate and charity events catering for 2 to 50 people, and beyond. They can tailor the format to suit every individual need, offering the perfect escape for corporate city dwellers to enjoy anything from a breakfast shoot to a multi-activity day, and the opportunity to try a whole host of activities including duck-herding and quad biking!