The Boys' Programme

Our multi-award winning boys’ programme supports disengaged boys to thrive in school. Our aim is to ensure our young people finish school with the key skills and GCSE grades to make that next step into adulthood

Our expert team consists of experienced teachers, youth workers and BACP / UKCP counsellors, who are available to support your pastoral and behaviour teams.

At the heart of our programme is our social and emotional curriculum, delivered weekly at school in the classroom and on the football pitch.

We develop the key CASEL skills in our young people: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.

We believe these skills are the key to success in school and beyond; they provide the foundational tools for young people to build relationships and flourish. CASEL outcomes also have a positive impact on attainment, with students making up to four months additional progress in their studies. We teach these skills explicitly in the classroom, through schemes of work tailored to our young people’s passions, and build on them on the football pitch through reflective questioning.

Programme Overview

FBB provides a full academic year programme, designed around the school timetable, consisting of 38 hours of project-based classroom sessions. These are supported by 38 hours of pitch-based football activities, which focus on developing social and emotional skills.

The programme includes:

Weekly Sessions

A two hour session each week during term time (one hour in class followed by one hour of activities on the football pitch) led by an experienced and highly qualified practitioner (minimum QTS / Level 4 TA / MA Youth Work).

1:1 Therapy Sessions

Weekly 1:1 therapy sessions for most 'at-risk', delivered by a BACP/UKCP qualified counsellor to provide a safe space for students to process their experiences.

Holiday Support

Holiday provision for every FBB student, including creative projects in collaboration with acclaimed artists, writers and designers; tournaments; trips; leadership training and residentials.

Reward Trips

Rewards for students who meet their targets. These include: VIP visits to top stadiums to meet Premier League footballers and the chance to attend Premiership and International matches.

Parents’ Evenings

Three parents’ evenings to strengthen the relationship between school, parents and FBB.

Public Showcases

A public showcase at the end of each module and an annual showcase event.

Additional Benefits

Enrichment opportunities for Year 10-11 students to act as role models in sessions.

Professional opportunities, work experience and career development through the FBB Graduate Scheme.

The opportunity for an on-site visit from one of our high-profile supporters.


FBB uses nationally validated measures to track mental health and learning to measure impact. OutpeRforming control groups by a minimum of 30% every year since 2015. Our data evidences that our programme is proven to:

Re-engage students with learning and wider school life

Develop emotional regulation skills

Improve self-confidence

Raise aspirations and self-awareness


“FBB has helped me take a more positive approach towards school. It has broadened my horizons and supported me to approach new situations so I am always the best version of me and can stop getting into trouble.”

Daniel, Ex participant, Elmgreen

Case studies

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Get in touch

For more information or to arrange a meeting please contact Warren Loader, Schools Partnerships Manager.
Office: 020 4532 6157 Mob: 07759838653 (Mon-Wed)

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