Students at East London’s Bobby Moore Academy attend masterclass at Olympic venue

Year 7 students at Stratford’s Bobby Moore Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, enjoyed a day of hockey and tennis at a former Olympic venue. 


Talented students from the brand-new academy, set in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, took part in a variety of activities at the nearby Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.


The world-class venue, which will be hosting the Women’s Hockey World Cup in 2018, is home to some of the finest hockey pitches and tennis courts in the country.


Students were invited to take part in an exclusive session with the centre’s hockey and tennis coaches, where they were encouraged to develop their coordination and ball control.


Stuart Burns, Principal at Bobby Moore Academy, said: “It was an absolute honour for our students to train at a venue where some of the most inspirational Team GB athletes have secured Gold medals.


“The students thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to train at a high level alongside some of the very best sporting coaches.”




The state-of-the-art Bobby Moore Academy opened its doors for the very first time in September 2017. The school currently caters for 120 Year 7 students, and will eventually educate 1,560 students over two inspiring academy sites. The first group of Reception pupils will join the school in September 2018.


As well as the outstanding purpose-built facilities situated within the school itself, the academy’s incredible location means that students are able to benefit from a wide range of sporting opportunities within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including use of the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and the London Marathon Community Track.


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Bobby Moore Academy is committed to offering students a wide range of fantastic learning experiences through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme. Through these exciting and varied opportunities, students are encouraged to discover new things, develop their passions and explore their talents.


Stuart Burns added: “Sport is an integral part of life at Bobby Moore Academy, as we believe that it encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity and fitness, it increases self-esteem, highlights the importance of teamwork and motivates young people to be the very best they can be.


“We encourage all of our students to aim high and believe that they can achieve whatever they set their hearts on. This is precisely why we offer these incredible sporting and enrichment opportunities that help our students to develop their talents both inside and outside of the classroom.”


Bobby Moore Academy will be hosting a Primary School Open Event from 2.00pm – 3.00pm on Monday 8thJanuary 2018. Parents and carers of children who will start primary school in September 2018 will be able to speak with staff about the world-class education on offer at Bobby Moore Academy. Please visit Bobby Moore Academy’s website for more information.