Surrey Slam Schools - State School Academies

Set up in 2017, the Surrey Slam Schools state school hubs provide state school students additional cricket to supplement what they receive at their clubs and to help close the gap between them and independently educated peers who, we estimate, receive around 100 hours more cricket each year.

In 2022-23, we are supporting players to play even more with over 200 potential hours of cricket across the year. We believe this will give young cricketers the best chance to improve their game and create a lifelong interest in cricket.


The programme is open to those going into school year 4-9 and worth over £1,000 if paid for separately.

Over the past 5 years, we have seen over 1,000 young cricketers involved in the programme, many joining a cricket club for the first time and others having gone on to attain county performance recognition.

Training is weekly, starting in mid-September indoors at regional hubs across Surrey and South West London and continuing until Easter. At the training, there will be hard ball nets every 3rd session with the rest of the course working on technical and match play skills. There is no training in the summer.

During the Easter holidays there are Season Preparation Courses and then at May half-term and in the main summer holidays there will be a number of match play festival weeks running from 9am-4pm each day.


These are all included in the programme, but places must be booked online and are limited at each venue.


Each player will also receive a personalised Twenty20 Cricket Academy coloured shirt and trousers for training and matches.


*NEW FOR 2022-23*
To support learning, each parent will receive weekly coaching tips via an app called StanceBeam throughout the training period. As part of registering for the app, you will be able to upload videos of your son or daughter playing for us to review sessions remotely and offer additional feedback and support. This is offered at no extra cost for our Surrey Slam Schools members.

We also have a 10% discount for all participants with our new partners AJ Sports.

The programme costs £199 on sign up, then £99 by 28th September & a final payment of £99 by 28th October. The final payment can be reduced by £50 if you elect not to receive the clothing.


Payments are split to make the programme as financially accessible as possible.
Please note, the programme is a whole year commitment as soon as the first payment is made.

If you would like to take part, but the payments are a challenge, please let us know.

2022-23 Training venues & times

Fullbrook School, Addlestone
Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm (school year 4-6)
Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm (school year 7-9)

Chessington School, Chessington
Mondays 4.20-5.20pm (school year 4-6)

Blenheim School, Epsom
Mondays 6-7pm (school year 7-9)

Ernest Bevin College, Tooting
Saturdays 8.30am-9.30am (school year 4-6)
Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am (school year 7-9)

Grey Court School, Richmond
Tuesdays 5-6pm (school year 4-6)
Tuesdays 6-7pm (school year 7-9)

Broadwater School, Godalming
Mondays 5-6pm (school year 4-6)
Mondays 6-7pm (school year 7-9)

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