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High School Placement (Ryde School) or BTEC Football Development Program (Isle of Wight College)

Students may choose to either enroll into Ryde School, a prestigious post secondary (high school) private school, where they can choose from a broad offering of educational courses, or students can enroll into the BTEC Football Development Program at the Isle of Wight College, a vocational Level 3 diploma in Sport.


Ryde School

Ryde School is a private secondary school  located in the seaside town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The school is recognized as a prestigious institution serving pupils both from throughout England as well as internationally. The school aims to provide carefully structured and thorough education enabling pupils to achieve their academic and personal potential and to develop skills appropriate to the world of work and life in the twenty-first century.

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Ryde School Boarding House

IFX players can choose to reside in the school's residential boarding house at either their Bembridge or Spinnaker House, their new Upper Sixth Form boarding house in Ryde.


Isle of Wight College

The Isle of Wight College has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade by the official governing body ‘Ofsted – The Office for Standards and Education, Children’s Services and Skills’ and is constant in the provision of ‘Putting Students First’. The college continues to strive in all aspects of meeting  students’ needs, from using the most up-to-date and exemplary teaching methods to providing more IT equipment for students to use.

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BTEC Football Development Program

The Football Program is a vocational educational program covering a vast variety of sport and football related subjects. It is normally a 2 year program and graduates of the program earn a Level 3 Diploma. In the UK, receiving a Level 3 Diploma is the equivalent of graduating high school and renders a studnet eligible to study at a University in the United Kingdom.

Subjects include:

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