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The School-Within-A-School (SWS) programme best supports student-athletes who require high technical skills and repetitive training with consecutive training blocks, typically student-athletes in badminton and table tennis who benefit significantly from the extended duration of training each day. Sports School works closely with the National Sports Associations to identify student-athletes with the potential to be on the high-performance development pathway. High-performing student-athletes from other sports, who require similar intensive sport and academic support to prepare them for upcoming major competitions, can also be placed in the customised programme so that they can receive optimal all-round support.

The SWS was started in 2011 and refined in 2019 to allow students-athletes more opportunities to participate in school programmes and interact with peers from the other sport academies, while continuing to travel and compete at optimal frequency. Dedicated support from staff ensures that high-performing student-athletes in the SWS have academic schedules which are compatible with their training and competition plans.

To ensure that sufficient time is set aside for homework and revision, Supervised Self-Study Time (SST) is incorporated into the daily schedule before the first lesson of the day. This arrangement allows student-athletes to focus on training in the evenings when the rest of their peers are engaged in the regular SST session.