Introducing the

Wilson's School Football Programme

Last week, we were delighted to launch the new Wilson’s School Football Programme, which will enable primary school pupils with an aptitude for football to be eligible for a priority place at the school (providing they go on to pass both stages of the entrance test). Further details can be found here.

Football has been at the heart of life at Wilson’s since the school re-opened in Camberwell in 1880, and remains so to this day. Wilson’s runs more than twenty teams from U12 to U18 level, playing over 400 matches per season. No other state school in the country plays more fixtures. Our A teams in each age group play thirty friendly and competitive matches on average each year, including in the Sutton Cup, Surrey Cup, National Cup and National Elite Cup. We also have a history of entering very successful teams at District and County level. In the 2019/20 season, our U12A team reached the Elite National Cup Quarter Finals, whilst our 1st XI were U18 ESFA National Cup Finalists.

Our footballers have the opportunity to take part in an annual football tour to Europe, alternating each year between the junior and senior pupils. This provides a great opportunity for the boys to experience different styles of football and culture as well as time to bond as a team.

Pupils typically have three set training sessions a week, one for technical ball work, one for strength and conditioning and one for match related practice. They also have a Games Afternoon which can be a match-related practice or a fixture against an opposing school. All training sessions and matches are taken by FA qualified PE teachers and coaches and our VEO video camera is used to record matches for performance analysis sessions.

For further information about the Football Programme at Wilson’s, please register an interest here.


Please consider the following advice as we return to school:

  • If you live a short distance away, walk or cycle to and from school providing it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid sharing a car with anyone outside of your household or support bubble.
  • If you are using public transport to get to school, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

When travelling by public transport, don’t forget to:

  • Wear a face covering (unless you are exempt). It is important to wear it for the entirety of your journey, including inside a bus or train station.
  • Physically distance from others where possible.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Be considerate to fellow passengers and staff.

Wilson’s School

A boys’ grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton (UK), Wilson’s School is:

  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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