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21/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/myDbstmzb8

21/05/18

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

19/05/18

Another successful English residential revision trip with Year 11, lots of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ revision and practice questions and a quick time out for some laser tag and aero-ball! https://t.co/9ijsA4uOlM

17/05/18

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Are you passionate about health, sport & fitness? Apply to in our family of academies! We still have a few places left for Sept'18 so there's no time to waste! Apply via UCAS 1TZ & ! https://t.co/SSF6mtD67U

17/05/18

Bushcraft 2018 - Pre breakfast briefing - 7.00am after a lovely evening https://t.co/X1SLhLaU2x

16/05/18

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Could you inspire students in ? We still have places available on our programme for Sept'18! Don't hesitate, apply via UCAS 1TZ today! &T https://t.co/W9KMI5oxCk

16/05/18

Well done! We’re very proud you.

16/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the Yr7 boys athletics team on winning the Athletics Championship today. Becoming the first state school to win this trophy https://t.co/WUOBlUxics

16/05/18

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The Yr9/10 boys relay https://t.co/ywnKmbiubr

16/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well to all boys who took part in the Surrey round of the ESAA track and field cup. Some excellent performances beating some very talented schools in the process. 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/Lvz7S25rva

16/05/18

Students arrived safely at Bushcraft! Shelter building this afternoon. https://t.co/9k5rOrvzO5

15/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/9CaJeMfI39

14/05/18

Parents and Carers - PTFA Meeting at HCACP - Tuesday 15th May - 6pm. Hope to see many of you there

14/05/18

HCACP welcomes back the incomparably dynamic motivational node that is for today's Yr11 and P16 assemblies...stress busting was never so much fun https://t.co/mJMaHGCEB3

14/05/18

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

10/05/18

Retweetd From WiredForSport

Please RT: Pleased to announce the launching of our London based Athletics Academy in partnership with Open to athletes wanting to 📝📖& 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏾‍♂️ with us... Info Day 1st June 12:00 https://t.co/ZoGs9QraFN

10/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all Yr7 and 8 students who participated in today’s fixture against Sutton and Wallington Grammar. Some very promising performances. https://t.co/duG5Z0bdnn

08/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all Yr9 and 10 students who took part in today’s borough athletics. Lots of medals and promising performances. Great to see so many new faces stepping in at the last minute too. 🥇 🥈 🥉 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/qcIBSZe5Gl

08/05/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the Yr7 girls football team on being crowned champions this year. https://t.co/Ku5jeWyzO3

08/05/18

Announcing the amazing HCACP Instrumental Concert. Thursday 24th of May. 17:30 to 18:30. Everyone is welcome to our evening of musical magic. https://t.co/KRJhm6iK6A

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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