Playing for Success

Study Centres

The work of the counties study centres demonstrates the power of working with community partners to engage, enrich and empower students and young people in the learning process. The interactive sports environments coupled with personalised learning programmes means that we are able to meet the educational, social and cultural needs of all young people.

Students attend sessions at the ‘Cobblers’ and ‘Steelbacks’ Study Centres with the ‘Saints’ providing rugby training here at the school.

Cobblers Study Centre

The Cobblers Study Centre is part of an exciting and dynamic partnership between, Northamptonshire County Council and the Northampton Town Football Club.

They work in close partnership with Gateway School and other local schools as well as Education providers to raise educational standards across Northamptonshire through outreach and alternative provision programs.

Please visit the link on the right or take a look at our student’s fantastic film making projects on the Cobblers Study Centre You Tube Channel.

Steelbacks Study Centre

Steelbacks Study Centre is based at the home of the Northampton Cricket County Ground.

As one of the key programmes delivered at Steelbacks Study Centre, the ‘Batting for Success’ programme uses the medium and environment of sport to raise pupil standards in literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as building self-esteem and self-confidence.

Please visit the link on the right or take a look at our student’s fantastic film making projects on the Steelbacks Study Centre You Tube Channel.

Northampton Saints Study Centre

We have also had long-standing links to and support from Northampton Saints. Not only are the owners represented on our governing body, but they have provided coaching for our students and tickets to games for many years.

We are grateful for the on-going support of all three clubs.

Careers Days-Connexions

In order to provide students with information for career choices, we have a Connexions advisor assigned to the school. We also offer various career day sessions for our Key Stage 4 students which include a day visit to the Royal Marines and trips to various career exhibitions around Northampton and at the NEC in Birmingham.