Bishop Barrington Elite Sports Academy is a unique programme of support for young sports people within Durham. We have 25 spaces for the 2014-15 academic year. Pupils from year 5 to year 11 will be invited to apply. The main purpose of the Academy is to offer bespoke programme of support to young sports people through our extensive range of partners and expertise. The support will help young people balance their sporting careers and their school lives. It will also provide an insight into the future of Physical Education. Candidates will be selected based on their application form and discussions with sports coaches and teachers. The Elite Sports Academy offers a comprehensive programme of support and benefits to the young person at no charge to the successful candidates.