Moorland School

Moorland Football Academy

ESFA U16 & U12 National Champions 2024 !!!

Strive • Skill • Succeed

Honours & Accolades

Developing talented players who seamlessly transition into successful professional football careers.

  • National Champions: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2023, 2024.
  • Lancashire Champions: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021.
Moorland Football Academy

Strive • Skill • Succeed

Here at Moorland our football program is designed to help you reach your full potential on and off the field.

Moorland Football Academy

Success is No Mistake

Our international blend of players have been technically developed under the close guidance and tutelage of the world-famous coach, Mr Charlie Jackson. Coach Jackson has built an outstanding reputation for developing winning teams within major national football competitions.

Moorland School has produced many Academy level and professional players. The school is recognised at a regional, national and international level as being the recruiting ground for many of the leading clubs and academies.

Moorland has a growing and developing group of young girls signed at top women’s super- league clubs. We are excited by the progression of women’s football over recent years.

Achieve the Dream

Meet the Professionals

Many of our students succeed in reaching their dream of a professional playing career, with our graduates representing teams throughout the leagues. Students have access to many unrivalled opportunities, such as working with renowned coaches who hold UEFA A&B licences as well as our growing portfolio of guest coaches which in 2021 included Manchester City legend, Yaya Touré. Our students are monitored weekly by the scouting networks of Category 1 Clubs such as Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City FC, making Moorland the perfect platform for those looking to secure professional contracts.

One specific achievement and proud moment for Moorland is the recent £22m transfer of Adam Wharton from Blackburn Rovers to Crystal Palace. We are absolutely delighted for Adam and his family. Witnessing the dedication and hard work that our pupils and family give in order to reach the top is truly inspiring. We look forward to seeing Adam wearing the national shirt in the coming years – no pressure Adam!

Stefan Mols
Stephan Mols
Blackburn Rovers
Kristi Mont
Kristi Montgomery
Blackburn Rovers
Jay Harrow
Jay Haddow
Blackburn Rovers
Harry Leonard
Harry Leonard
Blackburn Rovers
Joe Grayson-1
Joe Grayson
Blackburn Rovers
Niall Mason
Niall Mason
Jack Vale
Jack Vale
Blackburn Rovers
Adam Whaton
Adam Wharton
Crystal Palace
Our Academy Director

Mr Charlie Jackson

Charlie has worked with some of the finest young footballers during his 25 years in coaching. Coach Jackson has forged a world-class reputation within coaching circles, due to his record of signing young players to Category 1 Academies.

A high number of these players have gone on to sign professionally for clubs such as Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Liverpool, Everton, Burton Albion, Villarreal in La Liga, along with Real Salt Lake and New England Revolution in the MLS.

Additionally, some players have been selected to represent their national teams such as England, Scotland and Kenya.

Previously Charlie also gained his international honours by accepting the invitation to join the Scottish FA setup, by way of becoming a development coach for the Scottish FA Regional Centre, again held at Moorland’s training facilities. The latter being the only one of its type outside of Scotland.

Coach Jackson has earned plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as from the powers that be at UEFA and European giants Ajax of Amsterdam.

Coach Jackson has also held coaching roles within the Academy setups of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United and is currently the Manchester City FC Technical Skills Coach.

“Charlie Jackson is one of the most progressive, forward thinking football coaches I have seen. Having witnessed his school team in action, you could be forgiven for thinking it was Arsenal or Barcelona in their prime. If you want to give your child the best possible opportunity to succeed in the game then working with Charlie at Moorland will give them every chance.”

Peter Sanderson
Opportunities For All

Women's Football

At Moorland School, we take immense pride in fostering the growth and development of young football enthusiasts, regardless of gender. With a keen eye on the flourishing success of women’s football both nationally and internationally, we are thrilled to witness a surge in the talent and enthusiasm among the girls within our academy.

The remarkable achievements of the England women’s football team on the global stage have served as a catalyst, inspiring countless young girls to pursue their dreams on the football field. As the sport gains increasing recognition and support, we have witnessed a remarkable influx of talented female players eager to hone their skills and make their mark in the world of football.

At Moorland School Football Academy, we provide a nurturing environment where aspiring female footballers can thrive and reach their full potential. Our dedicated coaching staff is committed to offering tailored training programs designed to enhance technical proficiency, tactical understanding, physical fitness, and mental resilience.

Moreover, the rapid progression of women’s club football has opened up exciting opportunities for young talents to pursue professional careers in the sport. With the establishment of elite women’s leagues and increased investment in grassroots development, aspiring female footballers now have clearer pathways to pursue their ambitions at the highest levels of the game.

Currently at Moorland we have an incredibly talented group of young female footballers signed to top league clubs. These players have won national titles within the Moorland Teams and we look forward to developing and growing our status within women’s football.

Admission Tour

Book a Guided Visit to the School

Moorland School front view

At Moorland, we operate on an ‘open door’ policy in regards to parental visits. We understand that your child’s education is an extremely important decision, so we aim to offer an opportunity in which you can witness the quality of the teaching and learning that takes place at our school.

Our Admissions Manager is on hand to arrange these visits and personally guide you around our campus; ensuring any questions you may have are answered and you leave Moorland understanding our ethos and the education we can offer.


Apply for Admission at Moorland School

Moorland is revered around the world for its culturally diverse classes and exceptional academic achievements. We deliver a high quality education spanning all age groups, including our specialisation for international football and ballet.

Knowing that Moorland Private School is the correct education for your child should be an easy decision and our Management team will be on hand to ensure the transition to our school is a smooth, simple and happy process.