Pre 16 provision
Established in 2007 the Boxing Academy is an alternative education provider that offers high quality education to some of the most hard-to-reach young people. We have a reputation for a rigorous approach to educating challenging young people and a track record with successful outcomes.
Our unique model offers intense mentoring and support for young people, placing them in a class of eight students with a dedicated boxer who acts as mentor, teacher support and coach throughout their stay with us. We offer places for year 10 and 11 pupils, both boys and girls.
Boxing benefits our students by getting them fit, teaching them teamwork, anger management, discipline and improving their confidence and concentration.
Our ethos reflects our origins, that of a boxing gym. A small, comfortable and familial environment with clear boundaries, a system of rewards and sanctions and an emphasis on discipline, achievement and hard work.
We offer the following academic courses, alongside daily boxing training:
- GCSE’s in English Language, Maths, Science, RE, Art
- V-Cert in Health & Fitness (GCSE equivalent)
- AQA PSHE certification and ASDAN CoPE (Boxing pathway)
We also provide workplace experiences in the City, life skills, employability workshops and personal goal-setting to support our students in every aspect of their lives.
Since 2014 100% of our leavers have gone on to a place in college or on an apprenticeship.
The Boxing Academy has won numerous awards including the 2017 Tes alternative provision school of the year.
Overground: Hackney Central / Rectory Road / Clapton
Quality Assurance (Pupil Referral Unit): Meets required standard
DfE registered: Yes
Ofsted rating: 1 (2020)