AFC Totton AFC Totton Pitching In - Partners with Southern Football League

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AFC Totton Development Program is a sports and education alternative provision with a focus on football
supporting a variety of students who

  • Have been permanently excluded from school
  • Unable to attend school due to emotional or health needs
  • Are at risk of disengaging in mainstream
  • Are at risk of permanent exclusion

The academy was originally created to build an environment for 16 - 19-year-olds to progress within Sports
Education. The Football club is now offering an opportunity for students in Key stage 3 and 4 who are
struggling in mainstream education

At AFC Totton DP we have 2 programs, which are:

  • Five days a week, Monday-Wednesday morning of our education curriculum and Thursday morning
    and Friday afternoon of football, led by Jimmy Ball and Totton footballers.
  • Two days a week of football (Thursday morning and Friday afternoon)  led by Jimmy Ball and Totton footballers

Morning sessions are 9am -12pm and the afternoon session is 12pm – 3pm

At AFC Totton DP we aim to provide a learning environment which promotes resilience and well-being.

Our curriculum for the full program will have a strong focus on maths and English to give all students the basic
foundations they need to access all other areas of their learning. 

We have a highly skilled and committed team of staff who create an inclusive environment to support students
in regulating their own emotions. 

Our football program develops the students physically, psychologically and socially. It promotes teamwork and
improves students' confidence on and off the pitch. 

Our aim is to equip all our students with the skills they need to reintegrate successfully back into mainstream

At AFC Totton DP we will:

  • Deliver high-quality individualised learning programmes.
  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons which are appropriate to the student’s age, ability, interests, and
  • Work in partnerships with parents and carers to support the success of each student.
  • Adapt learning to cater for a range of learning styles and preferences.
  • Provide regular updates on the student(s) progress through half termly tracker reports.
  • Liaise with the school regarding any suggested changes to the qualification/course which are in the best
    interest of the student.
  • Provide daily and weekly registers of attendance. 
  • Ensure a safe environment for learning.
  • Provide qualified and enhanced DBS checked staff.
  • Provide a mentor for each student from the AFC Totton Team

Our Curriculum for the full program will include:

  • Induction – A structured induction programme for all students including initial assessments.
  • Timetables – Personalised timetable for all students to support their needs.
  • Personal development – Understanding the importance of keeping healthy and Support with future career
    choices for keystage 4 students.
  • Physical activity – Timetabled football coaching and games
  • Functional English, maths and ICT – Timetabled lessons to compliment the school curriculum.
  • Responsibility – An environment designed to encourage all students to take responsibility for themselves
    and others.
  • Keyskills- A curriculum designed to support students with the skills they need for later life.

After 2 weeks of full attendance, each student will be awarded a Totton Football kit

For costings or any further information please contact​


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