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Secondary School Provision

Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s secondary school provision programme is for Year 10 and Year 11 students that may benefit from working in a sporting environment, providing bespoke qualifications.

The programme is designed for hard-to-reach Key Stage 4 students who are disengaged with their school-based studies, lacking in confidence or self-esteem or displaying poor attendance in the standard school environment.

The Trust is now offering a range of courses that help to keep students engaged in their work and maintain their focus, also providing opportunities to learn new skills, too.

Students can choose to study with Preston North End as one of their GCSE options with a two-year course in sport or enterprise available, contributing to their progress eight score.

Under the progress eight programme, pupils will study a combined Level 1 and Level 2 course that contributes in Department for Education tables in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

“I like the balance of the classroom learning and practical elements. My attendance has improved as I know it needs to be higher so that I can continue to attend at PNECET.”

Jack Allen, Moor Hey High School student

Learners not studying under the progress eight format can also enrol on a course at Preston North End with a Level 1 certificate in sport or a Level 1 certificate in enterprise.

All courses are partly based in classrooms situated at Deepdale or at the club’s community training centre. Alternatively, courses can be delivered to students at school.

Courses are carried out on a one day per week basis, either with one full day or a half day either in the morning or afternoon. School delivery will be conducted for two to three hours each week.


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Courses are made up of both academic and practical modules with outdoor classes which form part of students’ learning programmes.

Recreational play of a multitude of sports forms part of the course as a reward for students’ progression. These sports include, but are not limited to: football, badminton, table tennis, dodgeball and health and fitness testing.

For more information about the secondary school provision programme, please contact secondary education tutor Jake Blackburn on or 07833963489.

  • Work on students’ personal fitness.
  • Fitness programmes will focus on students’ personal health as well as skill-related activities to improve their physical wellbeing.
  • Includes FITT (frequency, intensity, time, type) principles.
  • Different types of movement.
  • Students will learn about different areas and aspects of business.
  • Looking at the skills and characteristics required of an entrepreneur.
  • Focusing on the different ways that a business can be funded.
  • Taking part in a business enterprise project of students’ own choice, such as food shops or a tea and coffee morning.