Knights Academy became a Specialist Sports Academy in September 2005. Since this time, pupils have gone on to achieve sporting excellence across a range of activities at local, regional, national and international level. Every pupil benefits from the effects of the specialism through cross-curricular learning and extensive extracurricular activities.
Participating and setting such a high standard of achievement boosts esteem and aspirations of those involved whilst inspiring all other pupils and greatly adding to the ethos of the Academy. The specialism aims to use its standing to positively influence the learning of pupils across the school and leads on a series of initiatives every year with such stakeholders as Sport England, the FA, RFU and Youth Sports Trust.
The extra-curricular provision at Knights is Outstanding. Most of our teams compete at National level year on year and we pride ourselves on the reputation of our young athletes. We have a strong focus on our core sports of football, netball, rugby union, basketball, athletics, dance and table tennis that is supported by a dedicated team of elite coaches. Alternative activities are also offered such as golf, hockey, futsal, fitness, trampoline and cross-country. It is our aim to ensure that every pupil has access to an activity that will lead to their lifelong participation in sport and exercise. We are currently the English Schools FA Cup National Champions and are Regional Champions in a variety of sports.
At 6th form, a weekly provision of sporting enrichment (basketball, table tennis, football, fitness and netball) is offered as part of the school timetable. Included in this is our football academy affiliated to Millwall FC, which is led by top coaches from the area. Students in our Millwall FC Academy follow a bespoke programme of training and matches to provide them with the best opportunity to enter the game at the highest possible level.
Knights Academy has outstanding sporting facilities and equipment. So good in fact that the Academy hosts and organises many sporting festivals and competitions throughout the year both for Lewisham and the South East. Facilities include:
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF