The Boxing Academy offers an education pathway for students between the ages of twelve and sixteen who need an alternative to mainstream. Originally launched in Tottenham, we are now located in Hackney.

    The Academy follows a full-time school schedule from 9.00am to 3:30pm, and local school term times throughout the year.

    Our unique model offers intense mentoring and support for young people, placing them in a class of eight students with a dedicated boxer who acts as mentor, teacher support and coach throughout their stay with us. They develop a strong relationship that provides a foundation from which the student can embark upon a positive cycle of achievement.

    We use the beneficial effects of sport to empower our students, teach them to manage their anger, give them confidence in their learning and direct them towards further education, training or employment. 



    Before I was not going to school everyday, being rude to my Nan and the teachers, not having a good education... Now I am in school everyday, doing good, making my family proud of me and showing everyone that I have changed. I am putting a smile on my mum and my Nan’s face and if my dad was still alive he would have been very proud of me."

    Angie, 2013 leaver, now a qualified childcare practitioner