About The Academy

Kingsmeadow are proud to announce the introduction of an exciting new football academy, in partnership with Evolution Football Coaching, which will be based in school using our very own state of the art facilities.

This innovative new venture will allow those students who are successful in gaining a place on the programme the opportunity to enjoy a stimulating and challenging football programme, while benefitting from a world-class education here at Kingsmeadow.

The way the programme works is very simple: Each year a selection process, undertaken by Evolution Football, will identify a group of boys and girls to begin the programme in both year 7 and year 12. This process will be repeated in time for the start of each academic year and students are able to stay on the programme until they leave school.


All students on the programme will benefit from a minimum of six hours of advanced football coaching per week from fully qualified football coaches running alongside a rigorous educational curriculum in school. The appointed Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach are both ex-professional players and are able to draw on the support from over 20 qualified coaches within Evolution Football Coaching. In partnership with Evolution Football Coaching, we aim to provide all of the students on the programme with opportunities to progress in the world of professional football, preparing them for a career in this highly-competitive but rewarding environment.

However, this cannot be achieved without an outstanding education and this will remain our primary focus, ensuring that all students on the programme are integrated within the life of the school and follow the exceptional high-standards which we set for all of our students. Students will be expected to maintain a high level of achievement in order to ensure success.

The programme will help to develop committed and enthusiastic children while improving their skills and abilities in other key areas. Football will be used to develop their education as well as key life skills such as time management, reliability, determination, team-work and respect.

Initially, our intake will be for year 7 boys and girls, aged between 11-12 in September 2016 and year 12 boys and girls, aged between 15-16 in September 2016. Those students applying for places must be able to demonstrate an appropriate aptitude and existing skill-base in football.
The programme will enable our students to:
  • Maximise their potential to become professional football players
  • Gain opportunities as a semi-professional player
  • Acquire coaching and/or refereeing qualifications
  • Access international scholarship opportunities
  • Access professional qualifications in other sports
  • Experience a high level of competitive football, including opportunities to enter international tournaments

During the course of the programme students will be given the opportunity to gain a number of additional qualifications and as they approach Sixth Form, may be given the opportunity will have the opportunity to apply for football scholarships in the USA.

More information about this exciting programme can be obtained by contacting Gary Smith, Director of Evolution Football Coaching on 07872559956 or emailing evolutionfootballcoaching@gmail.com.