Shenfield High School

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   The Shenfield Football Academy

‘Developing Excellence’


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The Shenfield Football Academy, aimed at 16-18 year olds, was established in 2011 for boys and offers a unique full time programme of professional football coaching. The has been followed by the launch of an elite girls football academy in 2020, in partnership with London City Lionesses.

The Shenfield Football academies offer a unique full-time professional football programme alongside exceptional education in an extremely high achieving Sixth Form. We combine elite level football coaching with a full programme of A Level and BTEC courses for all students.

The aim of the academies is to provide student athletes the opportunity to train full time and play the highest level of football outside of the professional game in the ECFA National Premier Leagues as well as friendlies against professional football clubs.

We welcome students who have the desire to develop their performance in football with the possibility to obtain professional contracts, play the highest level of semi-professional football possible or obtain both USA College scholarships & University scholarships in the UK.

Following successful trips to LA, Miami and New York we are committed to providing biannual tours to the USA where students have the opportunity to obtain football scholarships to USA Colleges.

We are pleased to announce an exclusive and official partnership for our girls’ programme with FA Women’s Championship club London City Lionesses which will provide exciting opportunities for our female student footballers. See the link:

Our Offer

  • Professional football coaching and games programme
  • Weekly fixtures in the ECFA National Premier Leagues
  • ESFA and ECFA National Cup fixtures
  • Full range of A Levels and/or BTEC courses available
  • Study in an outstanding Sixth Form environment
  • Gain additional qualifications
  • Opportunity to attend International USA Tour
  • First class training facilities including a 3G Astroturf pitch, grass pitches, sports hall, fitness room, swimming pool and sports pavilion.
  • Strong links and progression pathways with professional and semi-professional football clubs

Success Stories

  • Numerous academy students have progressed to gain professional contracts
  • Recent players include Sean Clare; Sheffield Wednesday and Hearts FC, Tarryn Allarakhia; Colchester United and Crawley Town, Max Watters; Doncaster Rovers, Evie Clarke; London City Lionesses.
  • Countless students progressed to semi-professional clubs
  • England Schoolboy International
  • 15+ students gained USA Soccer Scholarships


  • 1 x ESFA Elite National Cup Champions; 2015 @ Notts County FC
  • 2 x ESFA Elite National Cup runners up; 2016 @ Cambridge FC and 2018 at Stoke City FC
  • 1 x Football Conference Youth Alliance Champions
  • 3 x Football Conference Youth Alliance Runners Up
  • 2 x Essex Colleges Winners and twice runners up
  • 5 x Essex Cup winners and twice runners up


If you would like further information or to arrange a visit please contact:- Mr Preston – Academy Director 
or Mr Hall – Head of Physical Education

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2014/15 Squad
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