Schools and Education

Working with Schools and Learning Communities

South West Athletics Academy is an award winning provider of athletics with a successful track record of working with individual schools and learning communities in providing tailored sports programmes in new, fun and exciting ways.
Schools across the South West are using their school premiums to buy in the professional skills of the Academy. We are so confident that schools will enjoy our sessions that we run Free Taster Sessions for Primary Schools (subject to agreeing a follow up after school clubs or a half day event) We bring all the equipment and fully qualified staff for a bright, active, fun general session of running, jumping and throwing. We aim our sessions at supporting the teacher to deliver a range of activities and support them with their delivery of Athletics in their school.  We use a multi station approach for some of our activities, keeping children engaged in small, age appropriate groups, helping to time keep, record results as well as competing individually and as a team.  We also do whole class activities ensuring maximum involvement progressions and links to other curriculum subjects.   We advise teacher throughout the session how they can adapt equipment and activities and creative ideas for a range of technical events that the teachers can continue to use.  Afterwards we will take the time to discuss school’s individual requirements for further sessions.


Current Activities 2019

We are currently working with a number of schools

CPD Sessions

  • Individual, focused sessions for teachers during their CPD time to enable them to cascade their training to deliver all year round athletics in a fun way within the school environment.
  • Working with teachers to link our programme of activities to the school curriculum.
  • We use bright, tactile equipment including sparkly light-up glitter shot puts, soft headed turbo javelins and other equipment.

Lunchtime and After School Clubs

We have a busy programme of after school and lunchtime clubs running around the county. All we ask is that in order to enable us to keep charges to a minimum, the school provides us with a hall or outdoor space free of charge.
  • We use British Athletics qualified coaches who have been DBS checked
  • We bring all equipment, which is designed to be bright easy and fun to use
  • Children can try all the disciplines of athletics within a familiar setting
  • Coaching blocks of 4, 5 or 6 week blocks depending on requirements
  • We believe that our coaches are a great asset to the school and for children’s general fitness.


Sportshall – Learning Community Events

 We are a successful and recognised provider of Sportshall events for school clusters. Our Sportshall format allows us to coach over 100 children at a time in different age groups and encourages children to participate in numerous ways both as athletes but also as mini officials.


Schools and Education

Working with Schools and Learning Communities

After School Clubs

We run a range of after school activities for both primary and secondary schools


We can offer a range of sessions to develop running jumping throwing games balance and co-ordination.

Teacher Training

Working with teachers to link our programme of activities to the school curriculum


We can organise half day or full day sports day for schools for all athletics events


Let us run your sports day, lunchtime sessions and help with CPD training 


Team Superschools

We deliver Team Superschool days please visit the website here for more information

Colleges and Universities

We work with Exeter University and also the SW Varsity.


Home Education

We have a regular home education group please look at our calendar as these are now monthly sessions.    

Special Schools

We can help deliver fully inclusive athletics.


We can work with KS3-4 to help build confidence in technical events.

International schools

We take on Work Experience students

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