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"The Sports Academy programme provides talented students a unique blend of academic study, expert coaching, personalised training and high quality competition.“ Going the Extra Mile: Excellence in Competitive School Sport” - OFSTED

Barking Abbey runs 3 Academies in:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Netball

These full time sports programmes incorporate high quality coaching and comprehensive academic structure.

  • Highly qualified, experienced coaches deliver a variety of sports programmes inclusive of:
  • Technical and Tactical Development
  • Full Competition schedule
  • Strength and Conditioning programme
  • Match Analysis Technology

At Barking Abbey success in the classroom alongside sporting performance is central to our ethos. Sports Academy students are provided with support and enrichment services to help achieve this essential balance to reach their potential.

Academic Pathways including:

  • 25 A Level Courses
  • 5 Level 3 BTEC National Courses
  • Coaching Qualifications/ Sports Leaders Awards/ Personal Training Certificate
  • Academic Mentoring
  • Sporting Mentoring
  • Career guidance
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Established University/FE pathways

Athletic Success / Honours

  • 5 National Football Championships
  • 10 National Basketball Championships
  • 7 National Netball Championships
  • Over 20 Football Academy students progressed to professional clubs
  • Over 50 Basketball Academy students awarded full scholarships to NCAA Universities
  • National Representatives Netball, Basketball & Football
  • Great Britain Representatives Basketball
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