An independent school has launched an "elite" sporting academy with expert coaching to foster the next generation of athletes.

Students at West Sussex prep school Windlesham House are able to receive training in high-class facilities as part of the academy.

The Argus: Pupils can play golf on the school groundsPupils can play golf on the school grounds (Image: Windlesham House School)

The academy will accomodate pupils in a range of sports, from swimming to equestrian, along with golf and tennis.

Ben Evans, headmaster at Windlesham House School said: “We are really excited about the launch of our new Sporting Academy.

"Helping our young people to flourish and reach their full potential is something we are passionate about as a school.

"The aim of the Academy is ultimately to nurture the sportspeople of the future, so that they develop both the physical and mental ability to perform to their best, stay in their sport and reach for their dreams.”

The Argus: Ben EvansBen Evans (Image: Windlesham House School)

The academies will help students with sport-specific coaching, strength and conditioning sessions led by former and current Team GB athletes.

The children will use the school's state-of-the-art gym, 9-hole golf course and five-lane swimming pool to achieve their goals.

The Argus: The swimming pool at Windlesham HouseThe swimming pool at Windlesham House (Image: Windlesham House School)

Richard Harrison, who is driving the initiative as academies leader at Windlesham House School, added: "The Academy seeks to develop high performing, fully rounded young athletes in a variety of sporting fields.

"Athletes that are physically and mentally capable, are more likely to go on to compete at the highest levels in their chosen sport and achieve scholarships to top senior schools, as well as using sport as a vehicle throughout their lives."