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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.


Sport provides tremendous opportunities for students to develop confidence, understanding, experience and skills. At Capital, students benefit from high quality specialist teaching and a broad academic and vocational offer. The specialism enables us to offer students a whole host of exciting opportunities including bespoke timetables and funding for national and international athletes across a range of sports including athletics,badminton,football, Irish Dancing, Basketball, Table Tennis, Fencing, Moto GP and Rugby. We are extremely fortunate to have full use of a state of the art 4G surface through the generous support of the FA’s Football Foundation. We work closely with the F.A., Queen’s Park Rangers and Brent schools football. Capital City Academy has also hosted the English Schools Trials for both Boys and Girls for the South England Region and were honoured to host the launch of the 2014 Premier League.

One of the most exciting outcomes of the Sport specialism has been the introduction of the Sports Apprenticeship Scheme for 17-19 year olds. Capital City Academy is the London Hub for the programme with 11 young people currently employed within our local primary and secondary schools. Since September 2018 we have had a Rugby Development Officer based at Capital City Academy in partnership with the RFU.

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.