Advanced Performance Programme and JAPP

Advanced Performance Programme (APP)

The Advanced Performance Programme at High Tunstall is aimed at students who excel in all-things PE! The programme gives students the opportunity to develop their current skills and progress as an athlete. As part of the Advanced Performance Programme, the squad will attend a series of Sports Science seminars at Hartlepool Sixth Form College; covering topics such as Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Biomechanics.


We expect APP students to manage their academic studies alongside extensive extra-curricular commitment to the wide range of sporting activities that are on offer at High Tunstall College of Science.

The programme includes:

  • Sports Performance Profiling.
  • Personalised APP Kit.
  • Monthly visits to Hartlepool Sixth Form College to work with lecturers on A-Level Physical Education topics linked to our own GCSE Specifications.
  • Advanced Performance coaching sessions from specialist coaches
  • Free access to the Fitness Centre at Hartlepool Sixth Form College.
  • Early involvement with Hartlepool Sixth Form College Sports Academies.
  • Additional leadership opportunities within High Tunstall
  • Mentor meetings to assist with balancing sporting and academic needs.


Junior Advanced Performance Programme (JAPP)

The Junior Advanced Performance Programme (JAPP) aims to give primary school students the skills to excel in their chosen sports, to enable them to access a wide range of sporting activities and to give them the opportunity to work with other students wo excel in PE, including the High Tunstall students on our current Advanced Performance Programme. We invite students who are hugely successful in PE in primary school to take part in the two year-long programme.

The programme also involves working with the sports department at Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Northumbria University, where some of the sessions will take place.

All sessions are 8:30AM meet at PE and 12:00PM return to College. Students must bring a drink and their full APP kit to each session, in addition to their full College uniform to change into after the session. 

Monday 18th September 2023 – Fitness Testing & Photograph

Thursday 5th October 2023– Year 8 & 9

Friday 13th October 2023– Year 10

Thursday 16th November 2023 – Year 8 & 9

Thursday 23rd November 2023 – Year 10

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Year 8 – 10 Practical

Wednesday 17th January 2024 – Year 8 & 9

Wednesday 24th January 2024 – Year 10

Wednesday 7th February 2024 – Year 8-10 Practical

Friday 8th March 2024 – Year 8 & 9

Tuesday 26th March 2024 – Year 10

Thursday 18th April 2024 – Year 8-10 Practical

Thursday 17th May 2024 – Year 8 & 9

Thursday 23rd May 2024 – Year 10

Tuesday 18th June 2024 – Year 8-10 Brinky Games – Practical

Thursday 28th September – INTRODUCTION to JAPP/Sports Culture – MAS / LRY

  • Introduction to the JAPP programme and performance profiling.
  • Looking at a variety of different sports from around the globe.

TBC – Hartlepool 6th FORM VISIT

  •  Visit to Hartlepool Sixth Form College PE Department
  •  Students will be health screened initially looking at resting heart rate, blood pressure, weight and height which will allow us to predict their age of peak height velocity and predicted adult height.  They will then be ran through a battery of fitness tests covering the main components of fitness.

Thursday 25th January – RUGBY – LGW

  • Students will take part in a rugby session and will need to bring some warm outdoor clothing. The session involves full contact and a lot of mud, old clothes are definitely required for this session.

Thursday 29nd February – Hockey – DBP / SFX

  • Students will participate in developing their hockey skills, looking at different attacking, defending and shooting skills.

Thursday 25th April – ATHLETICS – AWN / MWI

  • Students will get the opportunity to try new events such as High Jump and Long Jump.

Thursday 27th June – INTER SPORTS DAY – GPD / MWI / LGW

  • Students will compete against all other JAPP students in an array of athletic events.