Crystal Palace FC Academy has appointed Hayes School of Bromley to deliver educational programmes and qualifications for the club's young apprentices aged 17-19.
Hayes School will provide the educational element of the club's scholars apprenticeship in Achieving Sporting Excellence.
This will predominantly be done by the players undertaking a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport but will also include players completing A Levels alongside their BTEC qualification.
Hayes School is an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' school and has received the World Class Schools Quality Mark, which recognises high achieving schools who are developing "world class" students.
Mick Shea, Head of Education & Welfare at CPFC Academy said of the partnership: "Hayes School's motto of 'Excellence through Endeavour' matches the ethos set out at Crystal Palace FC Academy. Our players worked incredibly hard through their GCSE's and received excellent results. The link we have created with Hayes School will give our players the opportunity to continue to strive for excellence both on and off the pitch. We hope this is the beginning of a long and successful partnership between the academy and the school."
Mr Joe Healey, Director of Sport at Hayes School, said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for our school to work with our local Premier League football club and its academy players. Additionally, we are very excited that we now have a clear pathway for our most talented footballers at the school who can be on the radar of Crystal Palace FC's Academy. We hope that this partnership will grow even further over time and will benefit students across the school".