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Term Dates and Frequently Asked Academy Questions 

As an academy, we offer a unique package of football tutelage and education. To answer any of your initial queries efficiently, we have put together a comprehensive list of our most frequently asked questions below. If you would like more information please for the link to our contact page.

Term Dates and Frequently Asked Academy Questions

As an academy, we offer a unique package of football tutelage and education. To answer any of your initial queries efficiently, we have put together a comprehensive list of our most frequently asked questions below. If you would like more information please for the link to our contact page.

School Term Dates

AUTUMN TERM 2020

Boarders ReturnMonday 7 September5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnTuesday 8 September8.45am
Half Term BeginsFriday 16 October4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 1 November5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 2 November8.45am
Term EndsFriday 11 December4.00pm

Spring TERM 2021

Boarders ReturnTuesday 5 January5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnWednesday 6 January8.45am
Half Term BeginsFriday 12 February4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 21 February5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 22 February8.45am
Term EndsFriday 26 March4.00pm

Summer TERM 2021

Boarders ReturnMonday 19 April5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnTuesday 20 April8.45am
May Bank HolidayMonday 3 MayAll Day
Half Term BeginsFriday 28 May4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 6 June5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 7 June8.45am
Term EndsFriday 2 July4.00pm

FAQ’S

WHAT AGE GROUPS DO YOU COACH?

We cater our coaching sessions for a variety of age groups ranging from Juniors as young as 8 through to Seniors up to the age of 19.

WHAT ENTRY CRITERIA DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO MEET?

We put great emphasis on a good attitude to learn, to develop and to get the best out of yourself. As long as you have a genuine interest in football, paired with a good work ethic, you can apply for a place.

CAN MY CHILD ATTEND WHILST AT CLUB LEVEL ACADEMY?

This is often common practice to maximise the football exposure a child has. We have several students who are also signed with Cat 1 Academies and attend Moorland for education.

HOW IS EDUCATION AND FOOTBALL SPLIT AT THE ACADEMY?

Students can expect to experience a minimum of 10 footballing hours a week with our coaches. This is delivered alongside a tailored curriculum via our main school.

WHAT CAREER PATHWAYS AND OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU PROVIDE?

Students who attend the Academy will usually be signed to CAT 1 Academies, before moving into professional careers. Any student who chooses to take up a non-playing career is guided through several sports and coaching options.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD MOVE TO MOORLAND?

We welcome applications all year round and our course delivery can be adapted to ensure any later additions can be fully brought up to speed in a timely manner.

DO I HAVE TO PASS A TRIAL OR ENTRANCE EXAM TO JOIN?

Simply put the answer is, no. We only have the criteria that any student joining must have a good attitude to learning and being the best they can be. The vast majority of students complete a free taster week to ensure they are a suitable fit for the Academy.

IS THE ACADEMY LARGELY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE?

Our Academy caters for a balanced mixed of UK and International students, often with students attending the Academy, representing their countries at a international level.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO HAVE TO SPEND ON KIT EACH YEAR?

Dependant on student growth a full kit for the year usual starts at around £150 excluding boots. Usually our students can comfortably get two years out of a single training kit.

IS BOARDING PREFERABLE TO MAXIMISE DEVELOPMENT AT THE ACADEMY?

Boarding allows students to spend extra time engaged with the game, as well as allowing the students to form strong bonds where they understand each other and get used to the day to day familiarity of a football career. Being a close group allows them to push each other to achieve the most they can out of everyday.

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