Culford Football Programme

An outstanding British education with a passion for football

For ambitious footballers aged 13-16

At Culford’s Football Programme, pupils combine academic aspiration with their footballing ambitions through our holistic approach to the academic, athletic, and personal development of each individual.

Pupils receive annual individual development plans designed specifically by the Head of Football. This tailored approach opens opportunities into the professional/semi-professional game and scholarships to universities in the United States.

Culford’s Football Programme is led by former Republic of Ireland international Alan Lee who has 20 years of experience as a professional player. He is a UEFA ‘A’ and FA Advanced Youth Licensed coach who is committed to supporting aspiring footballers within education. 

Download the High Performance Sports Booklet for more information

Football players will develop their skills through:

  • Group coaching and matches  
  • Individual performance coaching
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Individual mentoring with the Head of Football
  • Annual personal development plans
  • Coaching sessions at Culford and Bury St Edmunds Football Club
  • Competitive matches

Outstanding facilities include:

  • Full size and junior and first-class grass pitches
  • Floodlit all weather pitch
  • Indoor 25-metre swimming pool
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and medical facilities

Find out more

To find out more, please contact the friendly Admissions team: or +44 (0)1284 385308.

Quick Enquiry Form

Welcome to Culford School. Please fill out the form below if you would like to request a prospectus, book a place at one of our Open Mornings or to arrange a personal visit at a time to suit you. If you would like to contact the Admissions Office directly, please call 01284 385308 or email

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