St Mary’s ASE Football Academy
St Mary’s has a number of Academy Programmes that provide opportunities for sixth form students to participate in high quality programmes and gain experience in a range of specific subjects to support career aspirations or leisure interests. (Please see the relevant website pages for more information about each Academy programme).
Students in Years 7 to 11 access parts of Academy programmes to support their aspirations and career pathways as well as provide challenge and extension activities.
St Mary’s CE High School, in partnership with ASE have formed St Mary’s ASE Football Academy which provides a unique opportunity for sixth form students to combine academic study with an elite football programme, Our post 16 head football coach is current Premier League academy coach Jhovan Bruce
Students follow a personalised programme of academic study whilst receiving specialist team and individual football coaching. This means that Academy players can pursue football to the highest possible level whilst preparing for their future careers.
Sixth form students interested in pursuing an interest or career in football can access the St Mary’s ASE Football Academy provision. Sixth form students have to balance their academic studies with their Academy skills training and remain part of the Academy programme if they study well, uphold the high standards expected of them and contribute to the mentoring and guidance of younger students at St Mary’s.
The Academy students train and play regularly throughout each week and students will have access to coaching and refereeing qualifications. Based at St Mary’s, Academy matches are played on grass and AstroTurf pitches. Please refer to the Sixth Form Brochure and Course Information Guide for more details about sixth form education at St Mary’s.