Burnley FC launched the innovative Grades for Games Scheme earlier in the year in a bid to help improve GCSE performance across Burnley and Pendle.
Under the ‘Grades for Games’ scheme, any student achieving five grades A to C (including Maths and English) will be entitled to FIVE free match tickets* for the forthcoming championship season.
The games included in the offer will be for the following fixtures;
• Tuesday, 15th September v MK Dons (7.45pm kick off)
• Saturday, 31st October v Huddersfield Town
• Tuesday, 3rd November v Fulham (7.45pm kick off)
• Saturday, 21st November v Brighton
• Saturday, 19th December v Charlton
This offer is open to any GCSE student who attended a Burnley or Pendle secondary school and obtained their GCSE results on Thursday, 20th August 2015.
Students have until 5pm on Friday, 11th September to visit the Turf Moor ticket office to claim their tickets.
In order to claim their tickets, students must bring their original GCSE results list issued to them on results day and photo ID.
Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Burnley FC in the Community said, “This initiative is the first of its kind anywhere in the country and we hope this will prove inspirational and rewarding for our young people.
"There is a very special bond between Burnley FC and local people. We believe in our young people and are positive that we can have a positive impact on GCSE results in order for students to get a good foundation of qualifications to move either into further education or employment. That, in turn, will have a very beneficial effect on the entire town.”
David Burton, Headteacher at Sir John Thursby Community College added, "Sir John Thursby Community College students and staff are big supporters of Burnley Football Club. The successes of the school and the club mean we are both aspiring to be the best we can and we are delighted that our students' academic success can be rewarded at our local football club."
*Terms and conditions apply; tickets are non-transferable; five free tickets for allocated fixtures only; Burnley FC will select the five games eligible; all five games must be claim for by 5pm Friday 11th September; two of your A-C GCSE’s must include Maths and English.
This offer is for students taking their GCSE’s in 2015; students must visit the Turf Moor ticket office in person with your GCSE results and photo ID to claim your tickets; any additional tickets must be paid for; tickets will be located in an area of the stadium chosen by Burnley FC; this offer is only eligible for students attending a school in Burnley or Pendle.