Moorland Football Academy

Football Summer Camp '24

Summer Camp

At Moorland Football Academy we take immense pride in fostering the growth and development of young football enthusiasts.

We have an incredible track record of football achievements; winning national championships and paving the way for professional football careers.

Summer Camp '24

This year we are delighted to offer a Football Summer Camp!

Join us this summer for a fun packed football week. Learn from the highly acclaimed coach Charlie Jackson, and experience a week living and breathing football with us at Moorland.

This is unique opportunity for students from all over the world aged 12-18 years to have a world class football programme and to experience school life and make life-long friendships with Moorland’s British and international students some of whom are amongst the country’s most talented young footballers.


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
A safe Haven with Stunning Surroundings

Moorland School Boarding Facilities

Being situated in Clitheroe, we are right in the heart of an area recognised for its outstanding natural beauty. We are situated right next to the River Ribble, the town centre is home to the famous Clitheroe Castle, and we are a short drive away from both the stunning Forest of Bowland and the well-known Pendle Hill sites. Surrounded by such areas of beauty, you can easily see why our location is an important part of the the identity of Moorland School.

The local town is bustling with activity housing a small population of around 15,000 and the home to thriving businesses. We are also within a few minutes walk of the local train station, allowing easy access to any of the Northern cities and airports.

On campus all our boarding students have access to private dressing and bathroom spaces, common areas divided via age groups as well as their own living spaces. Our Football Academy students have regular non-timetabled access to the Sports Hall for any additional practice time.

Whilst staying at Moorland, your students will enjoy freshly prepared meals made with locally sourced produce. We cater for any food allergy, have a vegetarian/vegan option daily and also have a selection of salads, cold meats and jacket potatoes as an alternative to our daily hot option (lunch/dinner).

Strive • Skill • Succeed

Honours & Accolades

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

  • National Champions: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2023.
  • Lancashire Champions: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021.
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
How to Find Us

Visit Us By Car, Bus or Train

Moorland School is situated in the market town of Clitheroe, providing transport links nearby Blackburn, Preston, and Manchester.

With a bus station, and train station only 5 minutes away, the school is easily accessible whether travelling by car, bus, or train.

To book transport by train, please find a guide from Trainline here.

Moorland School

Ribblesdale Ave,