At Bede Sixth Form College in Billingham we are wholly committed to supporting you (as a talented athlete) in pursuing your performance ambitions whilst gaining an exceptional education. We recognise the pressures that young athletes face and the impact that this can have on academic progress and mental wellbeing.

At Bede we have the infrastructure to fully support young athletes and have strategies and policies in place to ensure you make the progress in academic and professional programmes of study that you choose and most importantly towards your career goals.

Bede Sixth Form College is an exceptionally resourced college and part of the wider Etc. Group. Sport and exercise facilities are first class and encompass high-quality grass pitches, a sports hall, climbing wall, newly refurbished fitness suite, state of the art FIFA approved 4G AGP, and a dance studio. We also house our own sports therapy clinic and access strength and conditioning support services from leaders within the field – many having worked with or are currently working with athletes of national and international level.

Our latest developments are an official link with Durham Women’s Football Club (WSL Championship) as a centre of excellence for girls football in the Tees Valley, and the creation of our very own Institute of Sport and Education (ISE).

The brand new ISE will be built on the cornerstones of healthy lifestyles, mental wellbeing and positive progression. The aim is to enable young athletes to increase their academic attainment and progression while developing their sporting performance. Running alongside your full-time study programme, the institute will give you access to a wide range of sports academies, specialist coaching, strength and conditioning training, injury prevention management, healthy living and nutritional advice.

As an athlete at Bede Sixth Form, you will benefit from access to all of the above and also a range of dual career workshops including all key components of athlete support (e.g. nutrition, physiotherapy, psychology, athlete lifestyle and wellbeing). You will be encouraged to keep your aspirations high and benefit from regular contact with our TASS Accredited Dual Career Coordinator.

Bede Sixth Form has a long standing history of academic and educational success and offers a wide range of A Level, vocational, professional and applied general qualifications from Level 1 to Foundation Degree. A dual career focus is high on the College’s list of priorities and a reflection of this commitment is emphasised by the Campus Principal Ben Robinson’s place on the TASS Management Group.

For more information on how we could support you please contact our Dual Career Coordinator, Phil Cummins at

Bede Sixth Form, Marsh House Avenue, Billingham, TS23 3HB  |  |  01642 373250