Welcome to SCL

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Founded in 1999 to provide professional sports coaching to school children in London and the southeast, today SCL is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport. Through its two core divisions - SCL Education & Training and SCL School Sport & Children's Activities - SCL offers a wide-range of engaging, forward-thinking and successful programmes.


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Curricular and extra-curricular school sport and PE programmes, teacher training and INSET day provision for primary schools in London and the southeast. Ofsted-regulated childcare provision for children aged 4-12 years old, including breakfast, lunchtime and after-school clubs, delivered in partnership with over 130 primary schools and nurseries across the southeast and London.

Sport and Ofsted registered activity-based school holiday programmes, Saturday soccer schools and birthday party packages for children aged 4-12 years old, offered within local communities across the southeast and London.

Education and work-based learning for young adults aged 14-19 years old including Apprenticeships, Traineeships and study programmes, delivered in conjunction with schools, colleges and employers.

The Sports Academy study programme for young adults aged 16-18 years old combines full-time education with sporting excellence and is delivered in partnership with Professional and amateur clubs.

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Our mission is to create a legacy in the communities we serve by:

  • Equipping youngsters from all walks of life with the skills and motivation to lead active, healthy and happy lives and make a positive contribution to society.

  • Allowing those with a passion for sport to gain the vocational qualifications they need to pursue a sporting career leading to employment, Further and Higher Education.

  • Providing parents with trusted childcare of excellent, fully assessed quality where their children are being inspired to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Working in partnership with primary, infant and junior schools to improve the quality of their PE provision, sporting programmes, and curriculum delivery.

  • Pursuing social and environmental policies that ensure we are a social asset to the communities we serve. 
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We strive to deliver excellence in everything we do. Our high standards and focus on quality are recognised by those we work with and has led to SCL being:

  • A government-approved post-16 education provider in the sport & active leisure sector, our delivery has been GRADED as 2 by OFSTED through our partnership work with colleges and local authorities

  • Engaged with over 100 colleges, employers, sports clubs and universities as programme partners

  • Matrix accredited

  • An Ofsted-registered childcare provider receiving an OFSTED GRADE 1 OUTSTANDING

  • A trusted partner of over 130 primary schools and nurseries delivering school sport, performing arts and childcare

  • Awarded the FA Charter Standard for our holiday clubs
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  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.