Football Beyond Borders practitioner supporting young person

FBB supports your students AND teachers/pastoral team for a fraction of the cost of managing exclusion - with proven outcomes!

our mission

FBB works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are disengaged at school, helping them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. We do this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.

Football Beyond Borders participant learning in classroom

FBB’s multi-award winning programmes are recognised by Sport England, The FA and the University of Sussex as having a significant impact on young people’s lives. We use nationally validated measures to track mental health and learning, with proven outcomes:


of our young people finished the year in school


young people took part in an FBB programme


number of projects we delivered in the year


of our Year 11 cohort attained a Level 4 or above in English and Maths

Your School’s Benefits

  • FBB is a reliable, long-term partner, ensuring continuity with pastoral and behavioural support.

  • We will help you meet your Ofsted targets for academic attainment, behavioural improvement and improved attendance.

  • We will reduce your team’s workload with at-risk students, freeing them to focus on key tasks. We also provide 1:1 classroom support if required.

  • FBB will build stronger relationships between the school, parents/carers and your students.

  • We run training webinars for teachers to equip them with the tools to deliver social and emotional learning in class and deal effectively with mental wellbeing issues.

  • We provide enrichment opportunities, leadership courses and work experience for our student participants, nurturing their talents and building confidence.

  • School partners benefit from the national media coverage our work attracts, which can lead to improved student recruitment.

Cost Comparison v Exclusion

FBB’s wrap-around provision provides excellent and sustainable value when compared to the cost of exclusion management, recruitment costs for full or part time teaching/counselling staff and most importantly the wellbeing of your school team. On average FBB will save a school around £12,000 compared to managing an exclusion during the course of a student's time in education.

our Schools

The Boys' Programme

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The girls' Programme

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