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Arsenal Soccer Schools deliver the School Football Programme at Towers School and Sixth Form Centre.




Arsenal Soccer Schools deliver the School Football Programme at Towers School and Sixth Form Centre.

The philosophy of free flowing attacking football has become ingrained in the very heart of Arsenal, and attractive attacking football is encouraged from first team down to youth level.

The programme that Arsenal soccer schools deliver will follow the club’s philosophy of free flowing attacking football.

The overall objective being to deliver a high quality programme that will develop and enhance the player’s technical ability and tactical awareness.

  Programme Structure

Monday:  Technical practice including assessment of match fixture performance from the previous week.

Tuesday: Tactical practice including preparation for match fixture.

Wednesday: Match Fixture

Detail of Programme

Playing out from the back

Switching play

Quick Play / Breaking lines



Counter Attacks

Continued Player Development

Each student will receive a progress report at Christmas and Easter with individual assessment by coaching staff.

The content of the Progress Report will assess a player’s attributes across the following:

Technical Skill
Tactical Awareness
Physical Abilities
Psychological & Social Characteristics

Curriculum Overview

The overall programme will include academic study at Towers School via a Level 3/A level course.

In addition to academic studies, students will have the opportunity to gain different qualifications in football including FA Emergency Aid, Safeguarding Children and Level 1 Coaching Certificate.

Other opportunities include a European football tour, American University scholarships, Coaching in England/USA, links to semi pro/pro clubs.

On completion of the programme, students will have the opportunity to progress to university, proceed directly to employment or potentially enrol to the club’s Gap Year Programme.

Gap Year Programme (optional)

Arsenal Soccer Schools can provide student recommendation for the club’s Gap Year Programme.

The programme is split into three stages:

Stage 1  is based in London and provides training and development opportunities for our ‘Gappers’ including coaching qualifications, First Aid, Safeguarding and TEFL courses. ‘Gappers’ are then placed within PE departments in local schools, as well as local football projects to provide a broad experience of coaching within the community.

Stage 2 gives our ‘Gappers’ opportunities to coach within a wide range of community programmes and Soccer Schools either at home or abroad with one of our international partners.

Stage 3 provides the chance for a second placement, either overseas or in the UK, to ensure that our ‘Gappers’ have the opportunity to fully develop their skills and reach their full potential during their time with the club.

Whether you are considering a gap year before or after higher education, or even a career break, you are welcome to apply for the Arsenal Gap Year. Applicants simply need to be over 18 years of age (17 if you are from Scotland or the Republic of Ireland).

Introduction Day

Each student who enrols in the school football programme will participate in an introduction day in September. The introduction day consists of the following:

9.00am: Arrive at Towers School

9.15 to 10.45am: Training Session

11.30am: Depart for Emirates Stadium

1.30pm (approx): Arrive at Emirates Stadium

2.30 to 4.30pm: Stadium Tour & Museum Visit

4.30 to 5.00pm: Distribute Kits

5.30pm: Depart Emirates Stadium

7.30pm (approx): Arrive at Towers School



Academy players are asked to adhere to sixth form dress code policy on every day at school other than Wednesday (match days) where students can wear their tracksuits.

Playing kits are provided on match days. However, students are required to purchase the kit package from the school at a cost of £165.(Bursary's available if eligible) This consists of;


  • Kit Bag
  • Rain Jacket
  • Jumper
  • Tracksuit Bottoms
  • 2 x Training tops
  • 2 x Training shorts
  • 2 x Football socks
  • 1 x Emirates Stadium Tour 

For further information regarding the School Football Programme, please contact Jack Albin – (Football Academy Director) –01233 634171 ext 207 or email



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