Modern Pentathlon and Fencing Academy

Young athletes wishing to develop their skills in the modern pentathlon arena while receiving a first-class education are able do so at Plymouth College.  The combined programme offers many unique benefits which allow pupils to flourish on the sports field and in the classroom without one compromising the other. Designed to help young people achieve their sporting dreams and fulfil their academic potential, scholarships are available in either Modern Pentathlon or Fencing.

In conjunction with Plymouth Fencing Club, fencers have won 48 British Championships, reached 2 World finals and also won numerous Commonwealth senior and junior medals. Head Coach, Andy Hill, has coached fencers who have won every British Epee Championship for males and females from the under 14 age group right up to senior level.

The swimming programme, in partnership with Plymouth Leander, is truly world-class.  Over the last three years, Plymouth College swimmers have won World and European medals, competed in World Championship finals and have broken more than 30 British and English swimming records.  More than 20 swimmers have had International experience and National records are held in five different countries around the world.

The Plymouth College Modern Pentathlon and Fencing Academy also offers Shooting and Running, both with individual tailor-made coaching programmes.  The College has a dedicated on-site shooting range with full facilities giving students ample opportunity to improve their skills, and running club, The Pumas, meet regularly for training on and off-site.  In addition, the show-jumping team practises at established stables within easy reach of the College. 

Many athletes choose to take advantage of the College's weekly and full boarding facilities.  Offering a home-from-home, the friendly family-run houses have bedrooms sleeping between one and four boarders, a range of TV and common rooms, and computer rooms with internet access.  All meals are served in the near-by dining room and the boarding team organise a wide-range of activities to take full advantage of being a city-based school with the coastal and moorland landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand.

Director of Pentathlon and Fencing, Andy Hill, offers expert mentoring to students and is supported by a team of international coaches and athletes. In addition, each pupil is assigned a tutor who is responsible for academic progress and personal development.  Sports, academic and pastoral staff maintain a close link at all times to ensure each young athlete's welfare is maintained.
To find out more about the Academy and Scholarship opportunities please call
Andy Hill on 01752 772517 or e-mail