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UK Sports Schools has personally visited and now works closely with a number of the UK’s best independent private schools that combine academic excellence with clear, proven and potentially elite pathways in football.

 

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This stunning school campus is set in 110 acres of Norfolk countryside, close to the vibrant city of Norwich and has a strong reputation for sporting excellence including their own Football Academy. 

A co-educational, day and boarding school, it is one of the most advanced, well-resourced and forward-looking independent schools in the East of England. The school has an inclusive ethos and a commitment both to academic excellence and to meeting the broader needs of every pupil including a dedicated EAL team for non-native speakers.

The GCSE curriculum is challenging both in depth and breadth, and the Sixth Form offers A-Levels, as well as BTEC in Sport equivalent to one A Level.

Academic results are well above the national average with 2021 results as follows:

  • GCSE A*-C (9-4) grades: 92%
  • A Levels A*-C grades: 94%

The Academy’s football provisions are outstanding in terms of facilities and coaching personnel with boys and girls benefitting from:

  • The Director of Football who is an ex-Premier League player and has a wealth of connections in the game
  • First class coaching from UEFA ‘A’ Licensed coaches with over 40 years of experience as former professional players
  • Up to 14 football-related sessions every 2 weeks for all 3 terms
  • A regular games program with other schools, county and national tournaments
  • Periodised training programmes – group but also with an emphasis on individual) development incorporating technical and tactical physical, psychological and social
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from sports experts
  • Regular feedback on performance in both training and matches
  • Full-time physiotherapist on site
  • Mindset sessions to increase self-confidence and belief, teaching players to perform, anticipate and work hard towards a goal
  • ‘Crossfit’ Training Programme.., a functional fitness programme which involves high intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and cardiovascular work such as running and rowing. These disciplines transfer over to the football pitch and support a student’s overall fitness
  • Strong links with several local clubs for 16+ year olds to play U18 and men’s football
  • Placement of players in local clubs for additional training and experience, with transport provided by the school
  • Opportunities to be scouted for trials with professional clubs for those who excel
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
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An independent, co-educational day and boarding school located on two stunning sites, one by the sea on the South coast and one in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

With a holistic philosophy which puts the individual first, this gives equal priority to academic, co-curricular and pastoral aspects of life. The school believes in drawing the academic potential from all children and discovering the talents of every pupil, this enabling each individual to succeed in every aspect of their education, placing creativity, passion and individuality at the heart of school life.

Several sports including football are recognised nationally. World-class facilities and specialist coaches provide both professional and participation pathways to either encourage a love of a sport for life or to provide a platform to pursue a potential career in the sport, with the school boasting a number of success stories, of players going on and playing in the professional game, right up in to the EPL.

The school offers outstanding pastoral care within their five modern, well run, and carefully supervised boarding houses. Academically, small class sizes maximise a student’s potential. As a result, the school regularly attains excellent GCSE, iGCSE, BTEC and A Level exam results:

  • GCSE A*-B (9-6) grades: 82%
  • A Levels A*-B grades: 82%

With football academies at Years 9, 12 and 13, the benefits for attending include:

  • The Director of Football, UEFA ‘A’ and an ISFA Coach supported by coaching staff who have played professionally at the highest level
  • Up to 10 to 12 hours a week of high level coaching and games throughout all 3 terms
  • State-of-the-art facilities with 7 full-size grass pitches and access to 3G
  • Individual and group training programmes including technical, tactical and physical
  • A highly competitive fixture list with other schools, county and national tournaments as well as friendlies with professional clubs
  • First XI part of the HUDL Independent Schools League
  • Proven record of students successfully representing ISFA, Sussex schools and joining professional to semi-professional clubs
  • A dedicated ‘Advanced High-Performance Strength & Conditioning’ coach developing individual tailored programs to follow in a state-of-the-art facility
  • Yoga and swimming facilities used for fitness, injury prevention and recovery sessions
  • Video analysis technology and playtek tracking for 1:1 analysis sessions relating to performance
  • Annual overseas football tour
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
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Set in the idyllic countryside, close to the South coast, this unique, slightly quirky co-educational day and boarding school of around 350 students, aged 11 to 18, has a very private, homely and relaxing feel to it, providing a wonderful learning environment for students to excel.

The school boasts a football academy of around 70 players and a growing reputation with football dovetailed nicely with the academic curriculum. The school offers a broad and diverse co-curricular programme including GCSE’s, A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, as well as University Foundation Courses in Business Management and Football. Impressive results has enabled students to get a 100% University acceptance rate last year.

Academically, small class sizes maximise a student’s potential. Academic results are above the national average with 2021 results as follows:

  • GCSE A*-C (9-4) grades: 80%
  • A Levels A*-B grades: 63%, Pass Rate: 99%

 Outstanding pastoral care within the school grounds is provided and well supervised with regular activities at weekends to keep the boarders entertained.

The football academy was set up in 2011 to provide high quality coaching and support for ambitious young players who want to combine their football and education. The Academy has teams in Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 19.

Benefits for attending include:

  • The Head of Football, UEFA ‘A’ and previously worked in senior coaching roles in two premier league academies, supported by coaching staff who have been involved in academy football or been scouts, all with strong links to clubs in the UK and across Europe
  • Up to 10 hours a week of high level coaching and games throughout all 3 terms
  • Goalkeeper specific training with a full-time goalkeeper coach
  • Individual and group training programmes including technical, tactical and physical
  • A highly competitive fixture list with other schools, county and national tournaments as well as friendlies with professional clubs and overseas fixtures/tours with professional academy teams
  • Opportunities for trials at County level as well as a link to a non-league club for older boys to experience men’s football
  • Regular fitness testing and individual Strength & Conditioning programs with Sports Scientists from a Premier League team
  • Nutrition workshops conducted by a Premier League Performance Nutritionist
  • Individual development plans with 6 week reviews including academic reviews, reported to parents
  • Regular individual and game analysis sessions with use of VEO and support in creation of a highlights video for potential trials
  • Opportunities for trials with professional clubs both in the UK and overseas for those who excel. Over 20 players have turned pro in the last 5 years and 8 players have had trials since September 2021 both in the UK and in Europe
  • Annual overseas football tours to the likes of Dubai, Portugal, Finland & Estonia to showcase talent
  • Partnered with a Football Agency to provide support with opportunities in the game
  • Scholarship opportunities in the U.S., Sweden, Dubai and Spain
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Located close to the city of Ipswich, this school provides solid academics with their elite football academy.

The football academy includes:

  • First class coaching from UEFA A Licensed coaches
  • Periodised training programmes – incorporating technical and tactical physical, psychological and social elements, as well as the FA ‘Four Corner’ player development model
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from sports experts
  • Regular feedback on performance in both training and matches
  • Full-time physiotherapist on site
  • Mindset sessions to increase self-confidence and belief, teaching players to perform, anticipate and work hard towards a goal
  • ‘Crossfit’ Training Programme.., a functional fitness programme which involves high intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and cardiovascular work such as running and rowing. These disciplines transfer over to the football pitch and support a student’s overall fitness
  • Partnership and potential scouting opportunity with a Category Two Football Academy
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Located in the rolling countryside of Yorkshire, this school provides solid academics with their newly established elite football academy.

The football academy includes:

  • First class coaching from UEFA A Licensed coaches
  • Periodised training programmes – incorporating technical and tactical physical, psychological and social elements, as well as the FA ‘Four Corner’ player development model
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from sports experts
  • Regular feedback on performance in both training and matches
  • Full-time physiotherapist on site
  • Mindset sessions to increase self-confidence and belief, teaching players to perform, anticipate and work hard towards a goal
  • ‘Crossfit’ Training Programme.., a functional fitness programme which involves high intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and cardiovascular work such as running and rowing. These disciplines transfer over to the football pitch and support a student’s overall fitness
  • Partnership and potential scouting opportunity with a Category Two Football Academy
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Set in the idyllic countryside, close to the South coast and across two sites, this school distinguishes itself in the area as a co-educational, day and boarding school building with a solid reputation in school football circles by having their own Football Academy. 

Academic endeavour meets ‘hands-on learning’ through bespoke co-curricular programmes.  By placing students at the centre of their own learning, tailored study paths develop knowledge, skills and experiences that play to students’ strengths, interests and various learning styles.  This makes for a well-rounded student experience where individuals are able to take control of their own learning.  

Broad and diverse co-curricular programmes are designed to enrich the student experience, and in doing so, develop free-thinking and skills-based learning that inspires Leadership, Creativity, Team Spirit, Community-mindedness and academic excellence.  The GCSE curriculum is challenging both in depth and breadth, and the Sixth Form offers A-Levels, as well as BTECs.

Academic results are well above the national average with 2021 results as follows:

  • GCSE A*-C (9-4) grades: 95%
  • A Levels A*-C grades: 94%

The Academy offers an intensive football development programme capable of taking the most gifted footballers to the next level as well as opening doors to a broad range of roles in the game such as Coaching, Scouting, Performance Analysis and Research.  

Benefits for attending include:

  • The Academy Director with 25+ years in coaching, recruitment and scouting, with links to Category 1, 2 & 3 Clubs in the UK and Clubs overseas
  • Up to 13 hours a week of high level coaching
  • State-of-the-art facilities with 5 full-size pitches plus an indoor futsal hall
  • First class coaching from highly-qualified coaches
  • Individual and group training programmes including technical, tactical and physical
  • A regular games program with other schools, county and national tournaments as well as friendlies with professional clubs
  • Trials for playing at County level
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from in-house Head of S&C
  • Separate sessions focusing on fitness and SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness)
  • Regular individual and game analysis, with support from on-site Head of Player Analysis
  • Regular reviews on performance in both training and matches in line with academic reviews
  • Support for injury rehabilitation
  • Opportunities to be scouted for trials with professional clubs both in the UK and in Europe for those who excel
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
  • An opportunity to train and make friends with players from more than 26 different countries training in the Academy

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A family-run independent day and boarding school for 11 to 19 year olds, this school operates across multiple buildings and facilities, much like a University, within an historic market town in the East Midlands.

With approximately 240 students, and up to 70% of them attending for football from all corners of the globe, there is a heavy focus on helping students develop and pursue a career in football whether in the UK or in their home countries. As a result, students may study slightly fewer GCSE’s (7) than a traditional independent school, although with small class sizes, in comparison to state schools, the school is still strong academically, can provide support individually and teachers are highly qualified to help students reach their potential academically.

The school follows the GCSE curriculum, then ‘A’ Levels in Years 12 and 13. There is also an option for overseas students to complete a 1 or 2-year University Foundation Program that also provides pathways to higher education.

Pastoral care is well run and supervised in various boarding houses located in the town with players typically also boarding together.

The school football academy offers the closest set up to that of a professional academy. Academy squads consist of Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 19, with squads combining years and having first and second teams with 5 teams at U18 level.

The benefits for attending include:

  • A set up that is as close as you can get to a professional academy
  • An ex-Premiership Manager as Technical Director supported by a group of highly UEFA qualified coaches with links to Category 1, 2 & 3 Clubs in the UK and Clubs overseas
  • Training every day, with up to 15 hours a week of high level coaching including S&C, analysis etc.
  • Individual and group training programmes including technical, tactical and physical
  • Goalkeeper specific training with a full-time goalkeeper coach
  • Excellent facilities including 3G, 4G and grass pitches
  • An extensive games program with other schools, county, national tournaments and leagues as well as regular ‘show-case’ friendlies with professional clubs
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from in-house Head of S&C
  • Regular individual and game analysis
  • Player and parent platform access to view coaches feedback on match performance, injury recovery etc.
  • A dedicated sports therapist assisting in injury recovery
  • Opportunities to be scouted for trials with professional clubs both in the UK and overseas for those who excel
  • A pre-season training camp plus a unique arrangement in place to stay on site and train during half-terms
  • As of 2021, 10 players across various age groups represented their country.
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities
  • An opportunity to train and make friends with players from more than 40 different countries training in the Academy
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Set in a stunning location on the North West Coast, in a 160 hectare campus with its’ own private beach, this school offers fantastic academic options combined with an elite football programme that partners with a well-known Category 2 Level professional club academy. 

With a history dating back to 1844, the school is one of the country’s leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools combining a traditional British education with a modern approach which focuses on developing the whole child. Children are encouraged to develop their intellectual interests beyond the confines of the formal curriculum and are challenged to engage critically with the multitude of opportunities that the School provides to develop skills, knowledge and understanding.

A progressive and internationally-minded school community with over 50 nationalities, the school curriculum includes GCSE’s, A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma and BTEC Level 3 in Sport or Business Studies,  all delivered by highly qualified teaching staff.

Academic results are well above the national average with 2021 results as follows:

  • GCSE A*-C (9-4) grades: 98%
  • A Levels A*-C grades: 93%

Located in the North West, a hotbed of football, the school’s elite football programme has both a Junior (Years 9-10 [Ages 14-15]) and Senior (Years 11-13 [Ages 15-19]) programme as well as an outstanding U18 girls.

Benefits include:

  • The Head of Football, UEFA ‘A’ and previously worked in senior coaching roles in professional academies, supported by coaching staff who are currently involved in academy football
  • Periodised training programmes – (group and individual) working towards achieving the clubs philosophy ‘to educate, develop and produce creative players that are physically, technically and tactically astute’
  • An elite football development programme linked with a pro Academy – opportunities to be seen and progress if you excel
  • An Elite Football Programme for girls – the first of its kind in the U.K.
  • Goalkeeper specific training with a full-time goalkeeper coach
  • A highly competitive fixture list with other schools, county and national tournaments as well as friendlies with professional clubs
  • State-of-the-art facilities including 4G and grass pitches
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training and nutritional advice from experts within the academy system
  • Player development reporting system, working on individual learning objectives to aid and enhance performance
  • Access to a chartered physiotherapist for injury recovery and nutrition advice including a specialist Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre on site
  • Encouragement to work towards coaching qualifications and participate in leadership programmes
  • Opportunities to be scouted for trials with professional clubs for those who excel
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities

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​Located in South London across a 110-acre campus, this conveniently located family school offers incredible facilities that inspire learning and personal growth as well as fantastic coaching and progression opportunities for aspiring footballers. 

The school’s happy, vibrant and ambitious community provides pupils with an exceptional educational experience; with the pupil right at the heart. Bespoke educational pathways mean that pupils can realise their vision of success, supported by expert tutors, teachers, coaches and pastoral teams.  The school believes in a total education – encouraging pupils to extend their learning beyond the curriculum through enrichment activities and cultural experiences.  

The school boasts a football academy that is held in very high regard with the football balanced expertly with the academic curriculum. The school offers a broad and diverse co-curricular programme including GCSE’s, A-Levels, as well as BTECs in Sport, Business and Media. Academic results are well above the national average with 2021 results as follows:

  • GCSE A*-A grades: 67%, A-C grades: 98%
  • A Levels A*-C grades: 97%

Boarding facilities are spacious and modern, having been built only in 2017 and outstanding pastoral care within the school grounds is provided and well supervised with regular activities at weekends to keep the boarders entertained. 

The school’s football academy is well established, with impressive facilities and a philosophy of playing an attractive brand of passing football. The school has a great track record in national school tournaments and provides clear and proven opportunities to the right talented players. 

Benefits include: 

  • A highly-qualified (UEFA ‘A’ license) coaching team with several having played at a professional level and/or worked in Category 1 Premier League academies
  • Periodised training programmes – technical skills training, tactical 11v11 development, alongside an agreed Individual Development Plan
  • In years 12 and 13, a full-time elite football development programme with opportunities to play in the prestigious FA Youth Cup with their partner Club
  • Goalkeeper specific training with a full-time UEFA ‘A’ licensed goalkeeper coach who has worked in Premier League academies
  • A highly competitive fixture list with other schools, county and national tournaments as well as friendlies with professional clubs, plus opportunity to be selected for national school team
  • State-of-the-art facilities including multiple pitches, floodlit pitch, swimming pool for recovery and rehabilitation plus a multi-use games area for futsal, sports science and individual football conditioning
  • Personalised Strength & Conditioning training within the school’s modern and fully-equipped S&C suite
  • Access to the school’s own Sport Science & Medicine Department with a chartered physiotherapist covering physiotherapy, fitness and performance testing, nutrition and 1-2-1 movement screening
  • Performance analysis with use of VEO and InStat as well as the creation of playlists for developing highlights reels
  • Recording of games and currently exploring the option of live streaming
  • Opportunities to be scouted for trials with professional clubs for those who excel with many in the area
  • Boarders can regularly go to watch premier League games
  • Links with sports colleges in the United States including scholarship opportunities