Sophia High School the only UK based online independent school for primary and secondary school students in Year 1 to Year 9. All of our online 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.
We offer the best in British Private Education, within a flexible homeschool online education setting.
What makes us different
Our education team share over 48 years of Headship, leadership and teaching experience at outstanding schools in the UK and abroad.
All our teachers are qualified, experienced educational professionals, with a track record of success in leading UK schools. They all hold an enhanced UK DBS check and are on the DBS update service. All teachers have updated Safeguarding training.
Small Class Size
Class sizes are capped at 6 students per teacher in the core subjects of English and Maths. All other classes have a maximum of no more than 10 students.
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.
We are proud to have a global learning community, with students from the UK and abroad; including families based in Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, including: Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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.
There is a growing debate this week in the UK and widening concerns focused on the Department for Education’s plans to help students catch up on crucial education missed due to the COVID pandemic.
From the additional allocation of an extra £1 billion of funding allocated to the National Tutoring Programme to reports on extension of the school day hours for students from 8am until 6pm.
As a career educator and former Headteacher, I must admit I was a sceptic of the NTP due to government funding originally being allocated to the programme rather than directly to Schools.
Not all online schools are created equal. Which is why it is important to know which questions to ask when searching for an online school.
Here are some key things parents should consider when choosing an online school:
The first thing to look at is the education team/Management. Does it have a history in education? Have the members of the team been teachers themselves? Have they had managerial experience in education, or even better, have been a Headteacher in a previous school? All too often, you will find the people at the top are finance people with no experience in education
It is difficult to know who to trust these days when it comes to educating your children. Are there regional differences in the quality of teaching/tutoring? Is the same amount of money being invested in each part of the country? Are teachers’/tutors’ claims to be qualified individuals, true? To what extent are teachers/tutors in tutoring companies being thoroughly security checked? What level of safeguarding training have they received? How much are certain tutoring companies benefitting from the tax payer’s money? These problems have been further exacerbated by the Government’s National Tutoring Programme.