Welcome to the Sports Specialism
The Harefield Academy Sports Specialism is at the heart of The Academy and embraced by all. Students experience a wide variety of sports, activities, trips and competitions. Many staff have a sporting experience and deliver active lessons. This experience ensures students develop character and resilience as well as their sport and education.
Our Sporting Excellence Programme (SEP) has provided additional support for talented athletes across a wide variety of sports and allows students who are outside our catchment area to apply for a place at The Academy. More details about the SEP can be found in its own tab.
Our links with local clubs and sports governing bodies enable us to provide a high quality sports enrichment programme, which enhances our curriculum and creates a challenging and competitive environment. The addition of coaching staff alongside our PE staff ensures that a greater number of clubs, teams and experiences can be offered to students.
We develop the students' physical, cognitive, social and leadership skills through PE and Sport. This develops confidence in our students and many of them support local primary schools with their leadership skills, supporting with festivals and tournaments.
Sport develops through The Academy with over 100 sports students in the Sixth Form studying A-Levels, BTECs and managing full time training programmes. Over the last 10 years a large number of sports students in the Sixth Form have progressed to University, scholarships in the USA or professional sports contracts. This is highly aspirational for the younger students in The Academy.
The specialism is for all students and extends out into the community. Our vision is to ensure all students; staff and families are active and use sport to maintain healthy lives. We want all members of our community to use The Academy site to develop their educational and sporting talents.