UK Sports Schools offers specialist advice and support for parents and students aged 10+ seeking to attend UK private schools that combine academic excellence with clear, proven and potentially elite pathways in football.

We can help, because we have been through the process as parents 6 years ago, and since then, with our connections, we have provided free advice and support to parents and their children to help them choose the right school.

There are many excellent private schools in the UK with strong academics and offering a range of sports. However, when seeking a school specifically for football, you need to select carefully.

A player who is serious about football needs a specialist UK football boarding school environment which is geared towards football progression and mirrors a pro club academy experience as closely as possible.

In addition, football should be played all year round, the school should be playing at the highest levels in the country, offering a competitive fixture list with other top schools, non-league teams and pro academies and having an expert coaching team. Further, ideally the school should have a proven track record of clear pathways into professional football clubs or developing players who then go back to their home countries and play at a good level or go on to gain sports scholarships at US universities.

We give you our expert, insightful and unbiased help so that you find the right football school for your son or daughter and have peace of mind.

Why choose uk & ukss

The UK is a hotbed for football and a destination of choice for many aspiring youngsters looking to challenge themselves and play at the highest level that they can.

UK Sports Schools staff have personally visited, met key personal, spent time with the coaching staff,  assessed facilities and now partners with some of the best football schools in the country as well as having an exclusive agreement with the UK’s first private academy.

We listen to your needs, share our unbiased research and provide tailored recommendations as to which schools fit you and your son or daughter’s criteria, at no cost. We then help navigate you through the application process, liaise with the school and continue to take a vested interest in your son or daughter’s progress even once they are in the UK.


We have been through the process as parents, we have placed others and we know what you need to look for in choosing the right school.

Due Diligence

We personally visit each school, regularly meet key staff including Head of Admissions and Head of Football, and keep abreast of their latest achievements.


We ensure there is the right balance between the football pathway and education, so as to develop an all-rounded individual, whether pursuing a career in football or elsewhere.


We listen, we gather as much information to recommend a school or schools that best fit your criteria and which we feel would develop your child the most.