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Elite & High
Performance Academy

The Elite and High Performance Academy is designed to offer specialist training to exceptional athletes across a range of sports.

What can I expect?

Athletes are required to be of at least county or regional standard ,where available, to apply for the Elite Academy. Training programmes will be produced, where necessary, in conjunction with relevant coaches, and you will be encouraged to train with other athletes depending on their fitness requirements. There will be several training sessions each week that can be accessed to suit individual needs.

Specific athletic and cross-country training will also be held off site with Michelle Penhaligon, our UK Athletics Coach and Leader in Running Fitness. Michelle also works closely with our disabled students, improving their fitness levels and preparing them for competition.

As an Elite athlete, you will get the opportunity to compete in Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport events including cross-country, track and field championships, watersports championships as well as other county and regional competitions.

Elite Academy 2


  •  Adam Everitt, taekwondo – Junior Heavy Weight ITF World Champion.
  • Jamie Martin, taekwondo – British Team member U56kg.
  • Alexandra Banfield, taekwondo – British Taekwondo Champion.
  • Ben Harrison, Jesse Mackarel and Matt Alecock-Smith represented Cross Country at AOC National Finals.
  • Charlie Currie, BMX – World Series.
  • Chris Edwards, judo – GB U21 team, England Squad.
  • Jacob Harrison - Silver and Bronze in AOC National Championship Cross Country
  • Oli Clark, athletics – South West Champion 2012/13/14, English Schools 3rd place in 2014, ranked 2nd in GB at U19.
  • Yoyo Barnsley, cross country – England U17.
  • Naomi Rescorla-Brown, Martha Carlisle, Bryher Freight, Sam Gibbons and Lewis Pascoe, cross country – AoC Nationals 2016.
  • Molly Caudery - Pole Vaulter for Team GB

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road

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