A key question – ‘where will this academy take me? What doors will it open for me in the future?’ Below are some choices that hard working, ambitious learners will have…

Playing Contracts

In the academy we aim to help players reach their goal of securing playing contracts at both semi-professional and professional football clubs. Through our staffs contacts we are able to get players trials at a selection of clubs.

Please Note: This is obviously something that is only for the elite players who possess the necessary skillset to make that step.

An example of this route is former Buckswood Football Academy player Archie Davies who trialled for Crystal Palace before signing a scholarship with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. He then progressed through the U18 and U23 teams at Brighton before making his first team debut in October 2019 in their 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup competition.

John Robinson Football Scholarship in USA

We’re delighted to be linking up with John Robinson Soccer USA to offer Buckswood students a fantastic opportunity to progress their football careers coupled with gaining a degree in their desired subject. We feel that the balance of education and football that John’s scholarship programme offers will help our players once there time at Buckswood School has come to an end.

For more information please visit www.johnrobinsonsocceruk.com


Depending on grades achieved, students can progress onto university in a wide range of different subjects. As a school we are proud to say that all our students receive offers from their chosen UK universities. This is down to the strength of the support they receive and their excellent applications. Remember, you also have the option to change subject when moving on to university, for example moving away from the sports pathway and choosing to study an unrelated subject. It’s the UCAS points at level 3 which allow university access, not necessarily the subject specifically.