The STS Academy in association with Chelsea FC Foundation

The STS Academy provides post-16 education in a setting where learners can reach their full potential, both academically and as a player.  We provide an adult environment for our learner’s that promotes professionalism and hard work alongside fulfilment and enjoyment.  This environment has proven successful; achievement and retention rates on all courses are outstanding, always surpassing national benchmarks.
Our academic courses include level 3 and level 2 provision, providing exit routes such as university, college, scholarships in USA and routes directly into employment.  Many of the bolt-on qualifications we offer give the added value to our programmes and increase employability.

The standards we set on the field are also high, we demand a lot from our players and you will leave the academy a better player.   Entry into the academy is via our trials and we release details of these in January of every year.  If you are successful at trial you will then attend an interview and demonstrate you can meet the necessary academic requirements to study on your selected programme.  Demand is high and there is great competition for a limited number of places, our advice is to apply early and ensure you make the first trial date.



We are very fortunate to have excellent facilities including; full size 3G football pitch, two grass pitches, sports hall, gym and studio. In terms of academic resources every classroom is fitted with SMART board technology and provides a modern learning space. Add to this the state of the art facilities at Chelsea FC’s training ground, then you get an idea of the resources we have at our disposal.

Why Choose The Academy

Why Choose STS?

If you are considering a football academy as your preferred option of continuing education there are a number of important aspects to think about. Resources are important, as is evidence of retention and achievement rates among students and we exceed national benchmarks for these. Our students stay and succeed and this related to staff expertise.

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