Farringdon Community Academy prides itself on the breadth, depth and success of its sporting provision. With a sports hall, gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness suite and two dance studios, indoor provision is good. Our outdoor space has been enhanced by the opening of the floodlit 3G sports pitch in July 2011. The pitch is available for community use in the evening and weekends. We supplement our outdoor facilities by the use of Silksworth Recreation Centre and Silksworth Cricket Club. Physical Education is timetabled for two hours each week for all students. The curriculum includes netball, football, rugby, cricket, athletics, hockey, swimming, table tennis, gymnastics, trampolining, dance, aerobics, golf, mountain biking and ski-ing.
There are teams and clubs for all major sports which meet and play regularly in the appropriate seasons. Farringdon teams have enjoyed success in national, regional and local cup and league
competitions. P.E. is supported by a Swimming Instructor. A substantial number of other staff provide valuable support in extra-curricular activities. Regular reports on teams and clubs are made to parents in the school newsletter, the termly Governors’ report and an annual sports report is published.
The school benefits from the support of Silksworth CC, Sunderland Harriers, Sunderland RUFC, Sunderland Swimming Club, Sunderland AFC, Brazilian Soccer Schools, Durham FA, Newcastle Eagles Basketball Club and many other partners.