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Secondary State School Cricket Academies

One of our key focus areas is developing cricket in state schools.


We do this through our Secondary State School Cricket Academy programmes.

These have been set up to improve the amount and quality of cricket played in the state sector but also for the schools involved to attract cricket playing students to their school. The cricket Academies work well to increase Published Admission Numbers (PAN) especially with schools undersubscribed at year 7 or 12 or those looking to attract different students to their school, for example from the local Asian community.

Students train at least once per week in either two or all three terms of the year, playing matches indoors and outdoors against local schools. They also join the pathway to our elite Academies.

We currently run two Secondary State School Academies: one in South West London at Ernest Bevin College in Wandsworth and the other at Chessington School in Kingston Borough. We are aiming to open a third in the Woking area in 2021.


Ernest Bevin launched in 2016, focussing on Sixth Form cricketers.

In 2019 we launched the Chessington School Cricket Academy for year 7-9 students and, from September 2021, we will be launching a Sixth Form Academy there where students can receive cricket training two days a week while also studying for A-Levels and/or BTECs. Download the brochure for more details and to find details of how to register for a trial. 

In 2023, in conjunction with the Surrey Cricket Foundation and Farncombe CC, we launched the Waverley Schools Slam, a programme for keen cricketers in years 7 & 8 to get access to more and better school level matches

For details on how you can join either Academy please select the images below. For more information on setting up an Academy at your school, please email us.


Ernest Bevin Sixth Form Cricket Academy
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