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Our Specialisms

We specialise in Sport and the Arts, providing diverse teaching approaches, access to wider learning and lots of extracurricular and leadership opportunities.

Sports

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.

Capital are the hub site for the School, Sports Partnership and School games which
opens up a wide range of additional opportunities for students, including Sports
Leadership, coaching and Volunteering

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 a range of 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 and playing fields along with a wide range of linked partners,
enable us to host and a launch a number of National initiatives. We work closely
with Youth Sports Trust,FA, Brent Schools Fa, London School of Basketball,London
Elite,Westminister Warriors,Capital Titians ,RFU ,LTA and Saracens. Since
September 2018 we have had a Rugby Development Officer based at Capital City
Academy. This year we are working in partnership Sarcens.

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.

The Arts

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.