The popularity of football in British independent schools continues to soar.   Schools that can motivate their children, in and out of the classroom, appeal to parents and is reflected in the demand for schools with strong football programmes.

Many schools now offer the opportunity to join specific talented sporting programmes, with access not only to top-class coaches, but nutritional advice, as well as physiotherapy, strength, conditioning and fitness programmes, specific to individual sports. Alumni who are household sporting names are often linked to the development of sporting academies and summer holiday coaching programmes. Significant investment has been made in state-of-the-art sporting facilities that have been creeping up country-wide in recent years. Schools are proud of their sporting traditions- signed representative team shirts for a variety of home nations proudly adorn sports hall walls.

Over the last few weeks we have been highlighting schools with excellent sporting reputations for rowing, tennis, golf, rugby, football and riding. The next in the series is a look at some of our top schools for Football:

  • Repton School
  • Shrewsbury School
  • Bradfield
  • Claremont School
  • Royal Russell School
  • Millfield School
  • Ardingly School
  • Charterhouse School
  • Oswestry School
  • Trinity School
  • Culford School
  • Ellesmere College
  • Wentworth International College – Wentworth have just launched their Stars Football Academy for international sixth form students.