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Canons High School

Barnet FC Academy


Canons High School in partnership with Barnet FC - Professional Development Phase (PDP- Barnet FC under 17-18's and 19's)

Barnet FC Under 17-18’s: Our Under 17-18’s train intensively (3-4 times a week) and compete in the Southern Counties Floodlit Youth League (SCFYL) and Eastern Junior Alliance U18 leagues. They also participate in the FA Youth Cup and Middlesex County Cup.

Barnet FC Under 19’s: The Under 19’s is the highest level of our academy system. They also train full-time and compete in the National League Under 19 Alliance, the highest-ranked league outside of the professional game for this age group in the UK. 

Here we additionally recruit games late developers, players exiting professional clubs later in the season. This squad has arrangements with Men’s Senior football teams in the non-league pyramid, with many players playing semi-professional football. 

Both the Under 17-18 and 19 squad players receive full-time training while pursuing their education at our school.  The Barnet FC Academy and Canons High School partnership offers a fantastic opportunity for students to excel academically and athletically over a two or three-year football and study program. 

Education options include BTEC Level 3 qualifications, A Levels, and a Level 2 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Sport Coaching. Canons High School sixth Form subjects and entry requirements.

Additionally, our program offers various benefits students benefit from working with UEFA A License Coaches, first-team and senior team opportunities in men’s football, training and match analysis using Veo & Catapult Playertek Technology, a kit package, pathways to UK and USA universities, and career opportunities via apprenticeships or full-time employment.


We will be holding trials to assess players as we look forward to bringing through the next generation of Bees to continue our historic reputation for producing excellent young footballers.

Trials dates

 Contact Us

For further information or enquiries, please contact James O’Dowd, Academy Manager via