GCSE Success for Blackpool FC School and Sports College Students

Blackpool FC School and Blackpool FC Sports College are shouting about their students success on Results Day 2023.


Blackpool FC School provides full time education for Year 10 and 11 students who require an alternative to mainstream education. We work with Blackpool Council, Educational Diversity and numerous local high schools to provide the students with GCSE English Language, GCSE Maths, Functional Skills Maths and English, NCFE Sport and fitness, PSHE/RSE whilst also offering The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Gemma Trickett, Head of School said: 

“We are so proud of all our students.  We have smashed the national average percentage of pupils in alternative provision who pass English. Every single student graded in both Maths and English, and some students achieved a Level 1 in Sport and Fitness too!

“A special shout out to Charlie Polakovs, who achieved a Grade 4 in his English GCSE and has already started his apprenticeship and is working as a trainee joiner.”

Charlie’s Mum commented on social media saying:

“This makes me emotional, my boys last ever school football match with Blackpool FC School, scoring seven goals and winning the tournament. Best thing Chaz ever did was to be lucky enough to get into this school.  Honestly can’t thank them enough for what they have done and what he achieved and now he is on his second week of week in his joinery job.  Next stop college to be a qualified joiner.”


Since 2013, we have had over 600 students exceed their potential at Blackpool FC Sports College. Our students not only achieve outstanding grades but secure the best progression into Higher Education and employment. To deliver these high levels of achievement, we focus on constantly providing outstanding teaching, exceptional personal support and opportunities to develop key life skills.

Blackpool FC Sports College consists of a full-time education offer, including BTEC EducationFoundation Degree and Top Up Degree.

Caroline Bailey, Blackpool FC Sports College Manager said: 

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the outstanding success of our learners on GCSE Results Day at Blackpool FC Sports College!  A huge round of applause for these incredible achievements.  Your dedication and hard work have truly paid off.  We couldn’t be prouder of your accomplishments.  Here’s to a bright and promising future ahead.”