The programme presents an opportunity for girls from 16-18 to study their A levels at a top independent school while also following their ambitions on the football pitch.
Mount Kelly, a day and boarding school for both girls and boys, has a globally recognised elite swimming programme and has a wealth of experience supporting athletes as they combine high-level training with academic rigour.
Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation is one of the world’s leading football social responsibility programmes, using the power of football and sport to motivate, educate and inspire.
In addition, the Chelsea FC Foundation works on a broad range of initiatives focusing on employment, education, social deprivation, crime reduction and much more.
Mount Kelly headmaster Guy Ayling said: “We are very excited and honoured to launch this programme in association with the Chelsea FC Foundation.
“We have enjoyed great success with our swimming programme and are proud of the strengths this has brought to the school.
“I am confident that we can offer sixth form girls everything that they will need to succeed in the examination hall and on the football pitch.”
Devon area lead for Chelsea Football Club Foundation, John Dutton said: “CFCF are delighted to be working closely with Mount Kelly College to deliver a college football academy that will benefit local, national and international pupils.
“We cannot wait to get started and look forward to providing positive participation opportunities and experiences that will remain with the pupils throughout their adult life.”