Sophia High School

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Get an exceptional British Education Online for your child, without even leaving your home.
Get an exceptional British Education Online for your child, without even leaving your home.
We Inspire our Students to be
We Inspire our Students to be
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A Member of the Council of International Schools and
Metaverse Education Council.

School Accreditation

Some of the strengths identified in our membership evaluation report include:

Commitment to safeguarding & wellbeing,
Competent & Well-Trained Teachers,
Highly Effective Use of Technology.

Sophia High School is proud to be a founding partner school with the Metaverse Education Council to promote best practice in immersive learning in the metaverse.

Celebrating Sophia High School’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Interested in our leading British Online School? Have a member of our Education Team get in touch

Metaverse Education

Immersive Learning in virtual worlds linked to the UK national curriculum.

Opportunities for students to explore VR Education within a safe and effective environment.

New tech education courses for students including building on Unity and 3D development on Blender.

Development of future skills and experiences for Web3.

Sophia High School K12 Online School Curriculum

What makes our Leading Online School different:

Daily online lessons covering the full U.K. National Curriculum.

Pioneering British Online Education program from FS1 to Year 9.

6:1 student-teacher ratio in core subjects of English and Maths.

Working with the UK DFE & Council of International Schools towards accreditation.

New Early Years program for children from age 3+.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Melissa McBride Sophia High School CEO Co Founder
Melissa McBride Chief Education Officer
sophia high director of education online home school
David McCarthy Director of Education
Vanessa Temple Sophia High Leadership Team
Vanessa Louise Temple Director of EYFS and New Projects
sophia high assistant headteacher online home school
Jennifer Callaway Assistant Head Curriculum & Digital Learning

Trusted Experts in Education- Our Leadership Team share over 75+ years of Headship and Teaching experience in outstanding British Schools.

A Leading British Online School UK
FS1 - Year 9 | K12 Online Education Students From Age 3 to 14

Sophia High School UK, is the only British Online School, based in the United Kingdom, for homeschooled and home educated students to offer online school EYFS to Year 9.  

We offer at home education and schooling online in our Online EYFS Program,  Online Primary School at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and Online Secondary School UK / Online High School at Key Stage 3 providing an exceptional British International Online School experience.  

All of our online home school lessons are live, interactive, and taught by our team of qualified, experienced teachers; covering the British Curriculum for students from age 3 through to 14.  

Sophia High School is a leading Online British School, providing exceptional education from home and schooling online, within a flexible online British International School setting.  We teach students from around the world, offering exceptional international schooling online. We are proud to be an ‘Google Anywhere’ School providing high quality education on line through our leading blended learning approach to online learning.   

We are proud to be working with both the Department for Education on their Online Education Provider Accreditation Scheme for Online Schools UK and the Council of International Schools as Member School as one of their recognised online schools.

Online School UK

A Leading British Online School
International British School
Year 1 - Year 9 | K12 Education

Sophia High School UK, is the only British online school, based in the United Kingdom, for homeschooled students in Year 1 to Year 9. 

Sophia High School Education Reimagined

We offer at home education and schooling online in our Online Primary School and Online High School.  All of our online home school lessons are live, interactive, and taught by our team of qualified, experienced teachers; covering the British Curriculum for students from age 5 through to 14.

Sophia High School is a leading online British School, providing exceptional education from home and schooling online, within a flexible online homeschooling setting. 

We are proud to be an ‘Google Anywhere’ School providing high quality education on line.   We are proud to be working with both the Department for Education on their Online Education Provider Accreditation Scheme for Online Schools UK and the Council of International Schools as Member School as one of their recognised online schools.

Online School UK

What makes our Online British School different?

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Leadership Team

Our Sophia High School education team share over 48 years of Headship, leadership and teaching experience at outstanding schools in the UK and abroad. 

Meet our International Online School’s Educational Leadership Team here

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Qualified Teachers

All our teachers are qualified, experienced educational professionals.  They each hold a post graduate degree in education and over 5 years of teaching in British Schools, with a track record of success in leading UK schools. All Teachers hold an enhanced UK DBS check and are on the DBS update service. All teachers have updated Safeguarding training.  

Meet our British Online School Teaching Team here

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Small Class Size

Class sizes are capped at 6 students per teacher in the core subjects of English and Maths at Sophia High School. All other classes have a maximum of no more than 12 students. This includes live lessons in our online early years and online preschool program, online primary school at KS1 and KS2 and our online secondary school UK.

Sophia High School academic success

Academic Success

These standardised assessments are based on Mathematics and English (Reading Comprehension and Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation) results.  The standardised score for the average child in the UK is 100 for each of these assessments.

Sophia High School community

Community

We are proud to have a global learning community as our Online British School, with students from the UK and abroad; including families based in Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, including: Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.  This unique global learning community offers the best of a British International Online School experience.

Sophia High school communication

Communication

We greatly value the relationships with our students and parents.  Strong lines of communication are ensured through weekly parent meetings, and a priority is given by our team when responding to enquiries.

What do our Sophia High School fees cover?

Daily Live Online Lessons

Marked Daily Work with Feedback

Termly Standardised Assessments

Full U.K. National Curriculum Coverage

Weekly 1:1 Teacher Meeting

Progress Report Cards

Small Class Size (6:1 in Core Subjects)

Teacher Feedback & Support

Student led Clubs & Activities

Google for Education Digital Platform

Beyond the Curriculum Program

Subject Specialist Teachers

Independent Home Learning Projects

Mindfulness & Mental Wellbeing

CIS Member School

Sophia High School UK | International British School

Online School UK

UK Based Online British School teaching children from across the globe

At Sophia High School, our British Online School brings students from across the world together to join our online primary school and online secondary school.    Sophia High School is a UK Based Online School teaching children from across the globe who want access to  high quality UK curriculum online from a British Online School provider.  We offer an exceptional International British Online Education experience for UK and Overseas International Students.

We educate children where life and learning take them.  At Sophia High School, kids don’t go to school; our school comes to them.

Our Anywhere School actively develops our students intercultural literacy, global citizenship and works towards the UN Sustainable Development Global Goals as we deliver a high quality, impactful, education model which offers the best of the British curriculum online.  Students at Sophia learn, develop themselves as people and are inspired to develop their leadership skills as Global Citizens.    
 
The Sophia High School digital education ecosystem is made to fit the lives of today’s families.  55% of our British International School students are UK based online home school students and the rest of our families attend our online British school UK from locations based around the globe.
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Our international families attend our online school in Dubai, British Online School UAE, Online School Qatar, online schools UAE, and online British School in Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Maldives, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Mexico, Uganda, Kenya and more.   
 

We provide digital online education to students anywhere with access to the internet making homeschooling in the British Curriculum easy.   Our School offers both an online primary school and online secondary school / online k12 / online high school UK program for children from age 3 – 14. 

This is Education Reimagined 

Online Primary & Online High School Academic Success

Online Education Success at Sophia High Online School UK

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Online School Key stage 1

Sophia High School students in KS1 (online school year 1 | online school year 2) scored higher than 90.9% of all U.K. students who took the PUMA/PIRA and GAPS standardised assessments.

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Online School Key stage 2

Sophia High School students in KS2 (online school year 3 | online school year 4 | online school year 5 | online school year 6) scored higher than 77.4% of all U.K. students who took the PUMA/PIRA and GAPS standardised assessments.

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Online School Key stage 1

Sophia High School students in KS3 (online school year 7 | online school year 8 | online school year 9) scored higher than 76.0% of all U.K. students who took the PUMA/PIRA standardised assessments.

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Online British School - Our Online Primary School

We have adopted a creative, theme-based curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 following the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Cross-curricular links are made at every opportunity with a whole school enquiry approach adopted across the primary school.   Learning at Sophia High School UK is not confined to physical learning spaces or classrooms.   
 
We educate children where life and learning take them.  Kids shouldn’t go to school; school should come to them.
 
This is Education Reimagined 

Do you want the best education for your child but don’t want to sacrifice their lifestyle or travel opportunities? Sophia High School is a leading Online British School that offers children from 4 to 14 years old an exceptional education with a focus on Global Citizenship and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our Online learning community provides students with access to a full time British Private Education, without ever having to leave home.

Online learning at Sophia High School means that students in our global community don’t need to sacrifice their favourite activities and hobbies, or family time. Online schooling also offers families additional flexibility as they are able to travel the world for extended periods of time without needing to disrupt their child’s education.   Online Homeschooling removes the barriers associated with travelling and provides families with the knowledge, that where ever they may be in the world, their children are still receiving an outstanding British Education.  Online schooling also offers families that reside in more remote areas access to a British Online Education, without the need for long commutes and provides an affordable and accessible model of education at 1/3 the cost of a traditional private school.

With students attending our Online school from over 28 different countries, Sophia High School provides an exceptional opportunity for children living all around the world to celebrate their roles as Global Citizens and leaders of the future.    Online schooling allows students from all around the world to share their cultural differences, whilst also developing a greater understanding of other cultures and beliefs.  Our Online learning community is truly global and provides your child with an opportunity to develop friendships with children from as far away as Mexico,  UAE, Maldives, Tanzania and Ukraine. 

Our Online British Virtual School offers  an exceptional education and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). The CIS is a global association of schools, colleges and universities that promotes best practices in international education. As a result of our membership, Sophia High School has been recognised as an excellent provider of Online British Education and offers unparalleled opportunities for students to engage with the world around.

Online learning at Sophia High School will provide your child with a truly global perspective and encourage them to become an active Global Citizen.

Our Online Primary School Curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and provides students with a broad knowledge of academic subjects, such as Maths, Science, Computing, Creative Arts and Humanities. Our Online Secondary School curriculum follows the International Middle Years KS3 Curriculum and prepares children for the KS4 work they will do on the IGCSE Online Programme and provides students with an opportunity to develop their academic skills in   preparation for GCSE Online Courses.

Online learning at Sophia High School will offer your child a full time British Private Education, without the need to attend school in person. We provide all

If you are interested in learning more about our Online British School, please visit our website or contact us for a personalised tour. We would be delighted to welcome you into our global learning community!

Sophia High School: A Leading British Online School for Children Around the World | Online Homeschooling | Virtual Schools | Online School

In our key stage 1 programme for our online school year 1 and online school year 2, we aim to engage, excite and challenge our pupils to provide them with a wide range of skills that will embed in them a life-long love of learning.   Our team of Master Teachers work together to design learning experiences which adapt to the changing growth and development needs of students; this is of particular importance as students begin their digital online primary school in year 1.

Our digital Online British School curriculum for primary students age 5-7 is carefully planned and designed to ensure that all children are introduced to the academic world in a style that is both stimulating and fun.  Our digital learning ecosystem in our online primary school, not only fosters our students’ emotional, sustainable and intercultural intelligence from a young age starting in our online school year 1 programme. 

As students move through the UK curriculum online in our digitally delivered primary school, our comprehensive uk online curriculum develops skills in the core areas of English, Maths and Science, whilst developing students understanding in Geography, History, Music, Art, Computers, Design, PE and International Mindedness through the IPC.  We are passionate about the happiness and mental health of our students and continuously develop our socio-emotional curriculum throughout the key stages, so that equal importance is placed on student growth as it is on their academic achievements. 

Our experienced teachers, teach in small classes throughout our British Online School, where each timetabled live interactive lesson has a maximum of 6 kids per class in the core subjects.   As a result our students receive much more attention than in a traditional school.   We have adopted the highest standards of the UK curriculum online and deliver them into exceptional digital virtual school experiences that nurture, encourage and inspire the growth of our students.  

This term we will be learning about how diverse, wonderful and unique our rainforests are as well as what we need to do to ensure their survival. Click the images below to find out more.

In our British Online School at the secondary school level,  we aim to empower young minds to think creatively, develop independence, problem solve and to make connections with the world around them. Modelled on the richness of the best international approach to education, our school unlocks potential, nurtures talent and realises dreams, so that students exceed expectations.  Our online British School Curriculum follows the IMYC from Year 7 to Year 9 at our online high school. 
 
Student achievement will be limitless, and they will leave us with the confidence and capability that will equip them for every facet of adult life, as a global citizen. Students will be aware of their responsibilities as the learners of today and the leaders of tomorrow, as they develop critical 21st Century life skills, such as: communication, collaboration, digital intellect, empathy and sustainable literacy. 

This term we will explore the idea that a shared sense of belonging occurs when people are able to negotiate and appreciate their complex, often messy, differences. Click the images below to find out more.

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Admissions are open for September 2022 Entry
Early Years FS1 to Year 9

Sophia High School invites you to register your interest with us, and a member of our admissions team will contact you to schedule a call with our Director of Education.

Sibling and Loyalty Discounts Available.

Online School UK

We offer an exceptional online education following the UK National Curriculum for England, for students from age 3 – 14. 

We are the only UK based online school which offers full time online learning for students from as young as FS1 – Year 9 offering both an online primary school and online high school

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As a Google for Education ‘Anywhere School’ we offer both the IPC and IMYC as part of our International Online School Curriculum. Our interactive online lessons are delivered in real-time, in small groups of no more than 6 students, for the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, using the Google for Education Anywhere School Platform.

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Our leadership team share over 75 years of headship and teaching experience at outstanding UK independent and overseas international schools.

All our teachers are handpicked by our educational leadership team and are qualified, experienced experts in their field, who all share a passion for learning and teaching in a digital world.

FAQ

Sophia High School is based in the UK, with our Executive Leadership and Development team offices in Chelsea London.  We are registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom Company Number 12765193.   Our Online School is also a UK Registered Learning Provider UKRLP 10087150. 

At our Virtual School, we offer the full UK National Curriculum for England across Key Stages 1 to 3.  This ensures we meet the UK Department for Education Online Accreditation standards for Online Education and Online School Providers.   We are curriculum partners with both the globally recognised International Primary Curriculum (IPC)  and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) programmes which ensures that our thematic curriculum is globally minded, enquiry based and actively promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.    In doing so, Sophia High becomes the first British Online School to concurrently offer both programmes at our online virtual school.

All of our teachers are experts in supporting families with online homeschooling.   As fully qualified teachers, they each hold a Bachelor of Education or Post Graduate Certificate in Education and have at least five years (some have 30+ years) of teaching experience in leading British Schools and international schools around the world.   Our team is passionate about working with young people in an online homeschool environment as they bring their subject specialisms and wider interests to each and every lesson that we deliver in our virtual school.    Our teaching team have been handpicked and recruited to the highest standards of safer recruitment in education by our Senior Leadership Team who share over 60 years of Headship experience in leading British Schools. 

All students looking to join our online homeschool take part in an online baseline admissions assessment (reading and mathematics) and trial an online live session with one of our team of teachers.  These sessions are designed to provide parents and students with a taster of our online lessons and while non-selective, are designed to inform our team of the individual starting points for each student.   These results are discussed with families and teachers so that all of our students get the personalised focus they require to make excellent progress at our online school.  Children are also assessed throughout the year to ensure progress in learning is being made.

Our homeschool students generally take part in three live online interactive lessons each day with their teachers who are fully vetted and highly qualified. These live lessons are scheduled from about 8.50 am – 12:50 U.K. time Monday to Friday. After lunch, students work independently on their homework and on their projects as part of our blended learning program at our virtual school. 

At Sophia High School we cover English and Maths lessons (we follow the British national curriculum). At Key stage 1-2, we also follow the International Primary Curriculum.  this is theme based – and covers many of the other subjects such as science, history, geography, ICT, art, music, technology etc).  French is also taught once a week. At Key stage 3, we also follow the International Middle Years Curriculum.  this is theme based – and covers many of the other subjects such as science, history, geography, ICT, art, music, technology etc). On top of this we have two extra science lessons a week. French is also taught once a week.

Sophia High School uses Google Classroom to deliver all its live online lessons.  This has been developed by Google and its aims are to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. It is estimated between 40 to 100 million users use Google Classroom.

Google Classroom integrates Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, and Calendar into a cohesive platform to manage student and teacher communication. Students are invited to join a class through a private code. Teachers create, distribute and mark assignments all within the Google ecosystem. Each class creates a separate folder in the respective user’s Drive, where the student can submit work to be graded by a teacher. Assignments and due dates are added to Google calendar, each assignment can belong to a category (or topic). Teachers monitor the progress for each student by reviewing revision history of a document, and after being graded, teachers can return work along with comments.

Independent learning is something we develop and support, and we believe that education should be a result of the successful collaboration between our school and the parents. Sophia High School offers blended learning, which means that children follow their classes online in the morning and are free in the afternoon to complete homework and projects.

However, the younger children are, the more help they might need from their parents or caretakers. This includes help to get set up and ready for online lessons, especially during the first days and then in the afternoons to ensure children are on task and completing work to the best of their ability.

Sophia High School is proud to be a member school with the Council of International Schools (www.cois.org)  This follows our three day evaluation and inspection visit in November 2021, where we were deemed to be exceeding expectations in seven of eight areas.  Sophia High School is now the second of only three online schools globally which have been invited by CIS to join their esteemed organisation.

Currently, no British online school is accredited by the U.K. Department for Education or British Government.   However, in June 2020 the Government published their consultation response to the ‘Online Education Accredited Scheme’.

This recognised the growing market of online education services for children in England, many of whom offer a full curriculum and may represent a child’s main or only source of formal education.

As this type of provision is currently unregulated, the Department for Education is preparing an accreditation scheme to reassure children, parents and local authorities of the quality of education and safeguarding arrangements in using such services.  Sophia High School has been chosen as one of the schools that the government is looking to accredit, when they launch the scheme in the near future.  While Online Schooling is currently outside the remit of the Department for Education’s approved inspectorate for independent schools, The Independent Schools Inspectorate, (ISI), Sophia High School complies with ISI guidelines.

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