The New Forest School Sport Partnership Gifted & Talented Sports Academies aim to improve the range and quality of coaching and learning for talented sports people in order to raise their aspirations and improve their performance, motivation and self-esteem. It will also encourage the talented young sports people to join local sports clubs and develop and strengthen the relationship between schools and NGBs in supporting talented young people. Each junior and primary school in the New Forest can nominate children in Year 6 to attend one of the local Sports Academies (schools can nominate Year 5 pupils where appropriate).
Sports Academies are hosted at The Arnewood School, Ringwood School and Testwood Sports College. The Sports Academies run during the Spring term 2 between February half term and the Easter break.