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 Specialist status 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 football, Irish Dancing, Basketball, Table Tennis, Athletics and Rugby. In 2013 we appointed a full time Football Development Officer to improve and develop our football programme. The football pitch was upgraded to a state of the art 3G surface through the generous support of the FA’s Football Foundation. We work closely with the F.A., and regularly run further qualifications in football such as coaching and referee courses. 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. In 2015 we commenced a new partnership with the R.F.U. and are currently a part of their All Schools Programme whereby we have a full time Rugby coach based at Capital City Academy. Our extra-curricular programme runs throughout the year and offers a wide and varied programme of participation, volunteering and additional qualifications. Several community groups are also based at Capital City Academy including Westminster Warriors Basketball Club, Westminster Saxons, ABC football, Jump starters Trampolining and tumbling club, MG stars Gymnastics and a range of community table tennis programmes.
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 14 young people currently employed within our school and local primaries. In September 2016 we will also have a Rugby Development Officer based at Capital City Academy in partnership with the RFU.
Capital has a long tradition of excellence in the Arts. We are currently undergoing the renewal process of The Arts Council’s prestigious Arts Mark Gold, recognising our commitment to excellence in Arts education, our partnerships with arts organisations and artists, the enrichment opportunities we offer our students and the quality of our Arts provision.
Our vision is to widen participation, develop and enhance understanding and increase enjoyment of the Arts. Our specialist status in the Arts enables us to offer students a solid and rich learning experience of the performing arts disciplines: Music; Dance and Drama in addition to the visual arts.
For the visual arts we offer many endorsements including Art & Design, Graphics, Photography, Textiles and 3D Design. Students have been able to participate in opportunities with the Photographers’ Gallery, The Royal Academy, UAL, GOLD and V&A. 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 English National Ballet, Royal Academy of Dance, Royal Ballet School, the Tricycle Theatre and the Shakespeare Schools Festival Company.