TASS Accreditation

Rainhill Sixth is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education, having been accredited by a TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) initiative.

TASS is part of the SportsAid family and as such is funded by the National Lottery, through Sport England, with a brief to help young sportspeople juggle the demands of sport and education. The talent pathway allows students to have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits and follow other interests and personal development.

As a Dual Career Accredited Site, Rainhill Sixth will be an important extension of the network of universities that already partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 600 student athletes each year. These support services include physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle support, psychology strength and conditioning and a private medical scheme.

Achieving TASS Dual Career Accreditation not only recognises our existing commitment to encouraging and supporting talented athletes from a wide range of sports, but also provides us with an opportunity to add even more value to the experience of our students and consequently help them to achieve the career and life ambitions.