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Academy Open Evening

Academy Open Evening

Margate FC is delighted to partner with Herne Bay High to run a full-time post 16 Football Academy. 

Launched in 2018, the Academy compete in National League U19 Alliance whilst offering students a wide selection of A levels and BTEC qualifications to choose from. 

There are a total of 42 different courses on offer for Academy players, which surpasses the offer from many other local Sixth Forms. 

Why not come and find out more at our Open Evening with Herne Bay High on Wednesday 21 November from 6pm-8pm?

Call 07395 791761 or email footballacademy@hernebayhigh.org for further information.

In the meantime, here's some detail you may find useful...

Herne Bay High - Headline Figures

In 2017 HBH was the third best ‘value added’ Sixth Form within a 15 mile radius – (including the Grammar Schools), the results from summer 2018 are again likely to show HBH is one of the best performing 6th Forms. 

  • Level 3 (A level) results are above national average (for all post 16 provisions). 
  • Retention figure of 93.1%
  • 100% Achievement Rate 
  • Over 60% of students leave to go to university 

How the MFC Academy Operates with Herne Bay High School

The academy gives learners the opportunity to be coached full time, whilst completing full time academic courses. It’s the ambition of the academy to provide its players with a National League Football, this league is considered the higher standard outside of the professional game.

Learners will receive all academic input from teachers who hold full qualified teacher status, and have years of teaching, assessing and verifying experience behind them.

Key features of our offer

  • Education from a trusted, well established and highly successful, innovative school that prides itself on its culture of high expectations. 
  • Herne Bay High is a specialist ‘Sports College’ and after Ofsted inspection was successfully re-designated as a "High Performing Specialist School". 
  • An overall ‘Good’ school according to Ofsted, with excellent recent exam results. 
  • Top class training and match day facilities – 3G Stadium pitch at Margate Football Club. 
  • UEFA A and B license coaching for all players. 
  • The opportunity to play in the National Youth Alliance League via the club. 
  • An exciting new player pathway to the professional game. 
  • A strong network of contacts within football to help signpost players and offer progression. 
  • We have developed exciting associations with businesses and universities both here in the UK and in the United States, to ensure our offer is unique and our learners/players enjoy the whole experience and have many options after the academy. 




Tuesday, 20 November 2018
By Charlotte Richardson



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