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John Madejski Academy

Ready for sixth form and love football?

The Elite football studies course at John Madejski Academy offers bespoke educational packages to suit your academic ability. You will be able to study for A Levels or Vocational Qualifications whilst participating in one of the most successful football courses in the UK. Join one of the most prestigious elite football and education programmes in the country.

Football Courses

  • Academic Studies – A wide range of Academic and Vocational qualifications
  • Coach Education – Level 1 & 2, First Aid, Child Protection
  • Football – Training and Games
  • Fitness – Conditioning & Recovery

Pupil Expectations

  • Develop as a player – technically, physically and mentally
  • Develop as a person – socially and professionally
  • Learn and achieve qualifications with top grades
  • Open future Pathways:
    • Football Career
    • Coaching
    • University
    • Work Hard

Coaching Staff

  • Michael Butcher - Director of Football (JMA) & Team Coach
  • Patrick Carey - Director of Football (RFC) & Team Coach
  • Support from Reading FC
  • Physiotherapist
  • Goalkeeping Coach

Football Courses at JMA

AS Levels A2 BTEC Level 3 GCSE
AS Art A2 Art BTEC Level 3 IT English
AS Biology A2 Biology BTEC Level 3 Sport (Dip / Ext Dip) Maths
AS Business Studies A2 Business Studies BTEC Level 3 Retail  
AS Drama & Theatre Studies A2 English BTEC Level 3 Hospitality  
AS English A2 History BTEC Level 3 Public Services  
AS Geography A2 Media 1st 4 Sport Coaching  
AS Government & Politics A2 PE    
AS History A2 Psychology    
AS Maths A2 Sociology    
AS Media      
AS PE      
AS Psychology      
AS Sociology      
AS Spanish      

Why choose John Madejski Academy?

  • Pupils are exposed to regular opportunities to be seen by Reading FC and Premiership scouts and Academy coaches, with links to the full scholarship programme
  • Access to Reading Football Club facilities and expertise
  • Expert fitness testing, strength and conditioning training
  • Nutrition programme
  • Physiotherapy assessments and care
  • Match analysis programme
  • Match day tickets

Exit routes include University football scholarships in the USA and UK, professional contacts at UK and European clubs and coaching opportunities.

Be a part of football success

  • 2012 ESFA National Schools U18 Champions
  • Football Youth Conference Champions
  • Tactic Football League and League Cup Champions
  • Voted Reading Secondary Sports School of the Year and Reading Secondary Sports Team of the Year
  • 2012 Nike Chance UK winner – a John Madejski Academy student
  • We compete in the Football Conference Youth Alliance and the Premier League U19 Development League
  • Trained by UEFA A licence coaches

Book a trial

For more information and to book a place on the trials please contact:

Sarah Feast
0118 937 0200