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18/01/19

Our proud Simmonds cup winners with their new silverware. https://t.co/jJB1hpbavk

18/01/19

HCACP students trip to the South Bank and the BFI yesterday. https://t.co/cnee2n4fPT

17/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

!!!NEWS FLASH!!! win Simmonds cup for the third year in a row! Also claiming the Overall Yr7,8 and 9 trophies. 🏆 🏆🏆#dreamteam https://t.co/L7NSjtXRn9

17/01/19

Y11 complete successfully their two day Art Mock exam yesterday. Here are some exciting final pieces. These combined with their preparation work achieves 60% of their overall grade. https://t.co/ceVGOavnyC

15/01/19

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

14/01/19

Nice kit!

14/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U15 basketball team start the year with an empathic win in the Surrey league this afternoon. https://t.co/zmaRKl2NUs

14/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done . Keep up the good work! https://t.co/oL8Cmqlf5D

12/01/19

Congratulations to the wonderful Maya in year 7! 1st out of 65 gymnasts at the Atlantis Crown Invitational 2018 Gymnastics Competition in the Bahamas. ⁦ https://t.co/MuxAnZDHxU

12/01/19

Retweetd From Harris Careers

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12/01/19

Retweetd From We are STEAM Co.

IS AIRBORNE!!! - A Week of Events to Celebrate Our Art - Across UK with a London Weekend - With the World's Best Speakers - Inspiring Venues - For Parents, Teachers, Families - Parliamentary Launch 2019: How High WIll You Fly? https://t.co/7Ov045kJOh Pls RT? https://t.co/GIZU9FpfTX

10/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Miss Cleall is in the national press! https://t.co/jGj6NE0TYR

10/01/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U13 sportshall athletics team start 2019 in style by winning the championships. They will now join our Yr7s at the next month. https://t.co/0DGxxrqb08

08/01/19

HCACP is proud to have been re-accredited with the Quality in Careers Standard. Well done to all of the staff involved in maintaining fantastic Careers education at HCACP https://t.co/Rcq3EtuOOG https://t.co/8LAR96sxWN

08/01/19

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

06/01/19

Happy New Year to all. reopens to students on Tuesday 8th January - usual times.

20/12/18

Great Carol Concert last night at the stunning . Thanks to all involved. https://t.co/luqGdeG1i0

20/12/18

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Congratulations on your well deserved accreditation https://t.co/X0Ffzubyb9

19/12/18

⁩ Carol Concert tonight ⁦https://t.co/v1OeKRWcGF

18/12/18

The amazing HCACP Carol service is tomorrow. 6-7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood SE19 2RX. We look forward to seeing you there. https://t.co/y2oJm8Fdrm

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Athletics Academy

The Wired For Sport system was developed to give student-athletes a collegiate approach to their education and athletic requirements. We have made it our sole purpose to identify areas where there are ideal facilities, progression opportunities and educational establishments to create an environment conducive to success.

By following a strong athlete education system, athletes will be given the necessary skills to develop and progress fluently from Youth to Senior athlete making the prospects of making National and International standards more likely.

We have a strong emphasis on our athlete’s academic study, and believe that all athletes must achieve their full potential to allow them to gain industry skills and knowledge for a career after sport.

Wired For Sport will endeavour to produce a structure whereby like-minded students will work together and achieve together.

The system

The Wired For Sport academy places a heavy focus on the student athlete experience and ultimately deliver what it sets out to, remaining transparent and honest in its philosophies and its approach throughout.

The ultimate goals for all athletes in our system are to:

  • Achieve grades which will enable them to gain places at any University of their choice
  • Improve as young adults
  • Be ambassadors in their local communities
  • Perform at the highest possible level in their events

The relationship between our staffing team, the educational establishments and the athlete is vital in ensuring that all of these objectives are achieved.

Athletes engage in a unique course where they will be given the opportunity to be full time student athletes two years ahead of the UK norm.

Athletes in our system are given the freedom to study courses whichever BTEC or A-Levels they desire making this a truly personalised educational programme. All training and support happens outside of the educational programme.

Athletes studying at our HACP will access event specific coaching, strength and conditioning, and medical provision through out the week.

Learners are able to access Athletic Coaching, Strength and Condition, Physio/Sports Therapy, Psychological and Nutritional services as part of the support package.

Currently learners across all disciplines are recruited to become apart of the programme receiving the aforementioned services. Those learners who wish to remain with their regular coaches are encouraged to utilise the support services whilst remaining with current coaches. This has been very successful as this allows for strong networks of trust between our academy and personal coaches.

The provision of coaching has been sourced from highly skilled and qualified coaches who are associated with producing success which has enabled many athletes to progress into GB/England Junior and Senior Teams.

Progression performance

Learners on academy programs have been successful in securing University placements for two reasons:

  1. Being part of an academy demonstrates to Universities that our student athletes have the ability to complete academic study in conjunction with strict sports programmes.
  2. Well-run Academy programmes carry weight in ensuring that athletes are well prepared for “tough” training protocols at a senior level.

Student athletes have been given access to an American recruitment tool “The Athlete Watch” based in the Michael Johnson High Performance centre. Three athletes have been offered scholarships. The best so far being a 95% scholarship leaving £1000 for the student athlete to self-fund spread over the four year educational programme.

We have been very successful in creating strong links with local universities who are offering our learners fast track and priority entry into the their University systems. Our athletes are also eligible to train with University teams allowing a familiar and smooth transition into local HE establishments.

  • Educational >>> Strength and Conditioning
  • Support with annual planning >>> Coaching provision
  • Guidance and planning >>> Nutrition and psychology provision
  • Physio and Sports Therapy provision >>> Prescription and injury prevention support
     

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

  • Top 15 ranking (power of ten) from the previous season.
  • Studying a BTEC level 3 or A-Levels
  • Committed to achieving excellence
  • Ability to attend all delivery, workshop and assessment sessions

How is the programme delivered?

Wired for Sport model will see athletes educated, coached and supported at HACP. Athletes in this model will be able to access full Wired for Sport services including: coaching, strength and conditioning, physio and sports therapy, nutritional and psychology support.

Educational program

  • 3 A-level or equivilation programme
  • Functional Skills
  • Pastoral Care
  • Flexibile attitude towards competition schedules

Training facilitaion

  • Fully integrated programme in conjunction with education
  • All essential services provided to support high performance
  • Completed in a senior structure time frame (normal working hours)

Performance

  • Daily facilitation
  • Hands on approach from coaches and support staff
  • Easily managed log of tasks
  • Competition preperation