We specialise in Sport and the Arts, providing diverse teaching approaches, access to wider learning and lots of extracurricular and leadership opportunities.
Physical Education and School Sport is a vital and exciting part of life at Capital City Academy. We believe it is essential in nurturing skills, confidence and a life-long love of sporting activities. At Capital, students benefit from high quality specialist teaching and a broad academic and vocational offer.
We are proud to say there are spectacular successes at all ages and abilities, with students holding representative honours at district, county and national levels. The specialism enables us to offer bespoke timetables and funding for national and international athletes across a range of sports. Our alumni include national and International athletes across many activities including athletics, badminton, football, Irish Dancing, Basketball, Table Tennis, Fencing, Moto GP and Rugby.
The excellent facilities include our sports hall, 4G all-weather pitch, tennis courts and playing fields along with a wide range of linked partners, enabling us to host and launch a number of National initiatives We work closely with Youth Sports Trust, FA, Brent Schools Fa, London School of Basketball, London Elite, Westminster Warriors, Capital Titans, RFU, LTA and Saracens. Since September 2018 we have had a Rugby Development Officer based at Capital City Academy.
In 2013 the sport specialism enabled the introduction of the Sports Apprenticeship Scheme for 17-19 year olds. Capital City Academy is the London Hub for the programme with 10 young people currently employed within our local primary and secondary schools.
One of the most exciting outcomes of the Sport specialism is the development of Basketball and Football Academies, where KS5 students can study a wide range of subjects across the consortium while training and playing sport. Students from the Basketball Academy play in the National and European Leagues.
Case Study: Nia W-G
At the age of 5, when I was in reception, I was the 3rd fastest student in the lower school. As a result, my father decided to find a children’s athletic group for me to join. After the first session I was moved into an advanced group. This heralded the beginning of my athletic adventure. By the age of 16, I had broken multiple records for my athletics club, won gold medals at the Middlesex County Championship (schools and club); South of England Championship and recently UK National U20 Champion at the European Trials.
I joined Capital City Academy in Year 7. As an elite athlete I was offered sponsorship which helps with my athletics expenses. The support has been fantastic, ranging from hotel accommodations at major competitions to physio expenses and racing and equipment. This support ensures I can totally focus on my passion without any hindrances. I am currently ranked the fastest U20 girl in the UK despite still being only 16 and have recently been. I am very grateful for Capital City’s assistance in my accomplishments.
Capital has a long tradition of excellence in the Arts. We are currently in the process of reapplying for Arts Council’s prestigious ArtsMark Gold recognising our commitment to excellence in Arts education, its partnerships with arts organisations and artists, enrichment opportunities and the quality of the Arts provision.
Our vision is to widen participation, develop and enhance understanding and increase enjoyment of The Arts. Our specialism in the Arts enables us to provide a rich and diverse arts experience including the Performing Arts: combining music, dance and drama in performance; Visual Arts: Art & Design, Graphics, Photography, Textiles and 3D Design; Media and Cooking & Nutrition. Students have been able to participate in opportunities with the Photographers’ Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Tate, UAL, UCL School Store, The Design Museum, GOLD and V&A. Cooking and nutrition students relished the opportunity to see working practice at the Beaverbrooks hotel; take part in a bread workshop, afternoon tea in London whilst catering the Arts Showcase with professionally produced canapes. We aim to equip students with the arts education that they need should they wish to pursue this career pathway in higher education. In addition to this we provide a multitude of opportunities for students to widen their knowledge of the performing arts industry and professionals through partnerships with the Rock Challenge, English National Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance, Royal Ballet School, the Tricycle Theatre and the Shakespeare Schools Festival Company. Building students’ awareness and exposure to professionals in the Arts and creative sectors is of importance and students have received opportunities to gain work experience in related companies with talks arranged to widen students’ awareness of possible career paths.