The majority of SEND referrals to the Boxing Academy are for students who have needs in one or more of the following areas:
    • Speech, language and communication needs
    • Social / emotional or mental health challenges
    • Trauma or attachment related issues
    • Mild cognition or learning needs
    • A diagnosis of high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or ADHD
    The Boxing Academy is unlikely to be the right home for students who refuse to engage in any sporting activities. The ethos, values and curriculum are built around daily boxing activity for all. Boxing training helps to allieviate the impact of all types of SEN for our students. After being in school for six months they have improved focus, increased confidence and better teamworking skills. Our teachers report that they observe better concentration, less impulsive responses and a calmer classroom environment. Their parents agree that they experience a decrease in stress at home and an increase in levels of responsibility amongst their children.
    The SEND information report details the provision that the Boxing Academy offers to students with special education and disability needs. To find out more about the new SEND code of practice, please refer to the SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years on the Department for Education website.
    You can find information about services and support on Hackney's 0-25 SEND Local Offer website:
    The SENDCo is Katherine Gill. Please send consultation paperwork or any other queries to her email

    All staff are well trained and know their statutory responsibilities. They are aware of the risks for young people in the community, including radicalisation, gang affiliation, child sexual exploitation, knife crime and criminality. Staff are highly vigilant. Concerns are shared formally and in the daily staff meeting. Staff work closely with parents, carers and external agencies. The safer schools officers are highly complimentary about the academy."

    Ofsted Report, March 2020