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Hermitage Academy Institute of Sport

The Hermitage Academy Institute of Sport is a brand new sporting pathway designed for students who want to develop within a particular sport, with an eye on elite level participation. Unique to our sixth form, the institute will support students to truly excel in their chosen sport through a comprehensive and stimulating range of personalised training and mentoring.

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Students of the Institute will work in partnership with Durham University receiving six workshops per year in a range of topics including: nutrition, sport science, sport psychology, performance analysis, university and sport career guidance, and physiotherapy.

Another key component of the Institute is the opportunity to have personalised coaching from an elite sports mentor who will offer specific support tailored to your particular sport and development pathway, including taregted support on training and match day practices. You will also receive a custom made strength and conditioning programme consisting of two sessions per week to help maximise your potential in your main sport. The sessions will involve analysis and testing and can be created alongside another coach or team.

Students will also be given access to leadership or Level 1 certification offers in a variety of sports.

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The six seminars form a core part of the Institute's offer and are designed to benefit students in their pursuit of excellence.

The seminars will be ran by professionals who represent a wide range of sport and sport related disciplines including: sporting careers, university sport ambassadors, physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology, sports science, performance analysis, motivation, and sports business and marketing

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Other benefits include:

  • Access to additional strength and conditioning sessions at 2B Fit Gym C-L-S with 15% discounted membership and access to on site physiotherapy
  • Free branded bag and sports kit (exact kit TBC)
  • First refusal to run extra-curricular after school clubs at the sixth form paid rate of £10 per hour.
Supporting students to truly excel in their chosen sport. 

Applications to the Institute

Key Stage 5 students in Year 12 on an A-Level or BTEC sport class at Hermitage Academy can apply to the Hermitage Institute of Sport.

To apply you must complete Hermitage Academy Institute of Sport application form below including:

  • details on your sporting experiences and successes
  • your aspirations for academic and sporting support
  • what you individually would want from the academy and how you could be supported

If your application is successful you will be invited to a meeting with Mr Hardy and Mr Barron to explore tha layers of support you will need and decide on your pathway for the institute.