FSD Pathways: Alternative Provision for Years 1 - 11

Alternative Provision

Founded by former Leicester City footballers Matthew Piper and Owen Johnson; FSD Pathways is the Alternative Provision sister of leading BTEC sport further education college, FSD Academy.

FSD have recently expanded their Alternative Provision offering to include our 2022 provision expansion Primary Alternative Provision and the well-established and successful Secondary Alternative Provision. This enable students to discover a positive and powerful pathway from a younger age.

What is Alternative Provision? 
Alternative Provision is a form of full-time education, which takes place outside of mainstream education. It is usually arranged by local authorities or schools themselves, for young people who are experiencing difficulties in a mainstream educational setting.

Specialising in re-engaging young people

Specialising in re-engaging young people who have struggled to adapt to mainstream education, FSD Pathways provides an Alternative Provision programme which allows students to develop their self-esteem and confidence whilst nurturing respect, trust and progress.

All staff are positive role models who have the experience to support and progress students in three main areas:

  • Sport
  • Education
  • Life & Social Skills

Schools and partnerships can choose any two, or all three of these areas, with students attending up to 1-2 days per week or 4 half days per week. See FSD primary and FSD secondary for more detail.

Improved engagement, confidence, self-esteem and social skills

As well as increased academic success, one of the most noticeable differences we see in our Alternative Provision students is their engagement, confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. We believe this is down to our dedication to connecting with—and believing in—all individuals, regardless of their background, character, circumstances, or current ability. FSD Pathways provides a ‘family’ environment where politeness, respect and positive thinking lead our core values.

FSD Pathways: Primary Provision

Based at The Grove Community Hub, Braunstone, with limited places for primary school students, years 1-6.

Lead by a fully qualified primary teacher, with years of experience in mainstream schools, alternative provision, and at a specialist SEMH school and backed by a team of qualified sports coaches and support workers.

Call us on 07939 016211

FSD Pathways: Secondary Provision

Based at Highfield Rangers FC, Rushey Mead, with limited places for secondary school students, years 7-11.

A choice of two different provisional programmes which allow us to cater for the needs of any individual. Ran by a specialist team of qualified staff with SEMH background.

FSD Pathways Provision students will get the chance to:

Gain qualifications in SLQ Sports Leadership

Gain qualifications through our Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme

Participate in an active programme of football and sports-related training

Access our on-site gym and clubhouse

Learn from leading sports coaches

Meet role models from sports and all walks of life

Develop their social skills, confidence and self-esteem

Discover a pathway to further education in sport and beyond