It's not all work, work, work!

At Net School we believe that having time to pursue our hobbies and interests is just as important as our academic studies because it is enjoyable and beause it contributes to our lifelong learning.  We offer many extra curricular clubs at Net School, recent and current groups being chess and puzzles, coding, Spanish speaking and creative writing. Of course our students also have many exciting offline hobbies! Three of our students have shared their passions...

G'Day from Australia!

Net School provides our students not only with a first-class English education but also with the time and flexibility to pursue paths they might not be able to otherwise. One of our Year 7 students had the opportunity to travel to Australia with his family recently, here are some words from Caleb, “It’s amazing to be able to go where ever you want and to still be able to attend class. Even if you miss...

New Year, New Outlook?

We are a week into our first term of 2018 - did you make any resolutions?  Have you broken any already?! It doesn’t have to be new year to make a fresh start: any day, any week and any lesson you can decide to change the way you work.  You might decide to be more efficient with doing your homework the day you get it or to look through lesson slides the evening before your...

Pastoral Support at Net School

Any positive learning environment should have the well-being of students at its’ heart, and Net School is no different.  We offer specialist pastoral support to all our students, which they can access on an individual basis, as much or as little as they like.  This includes access to an online weekly ‘drop-in’ session with Pastoral Tutor Chloë Bullock, in one of our virtual classrooms, where students can chat through any worries or get practical advice...

Winter Wonderland

Much of the UK has been covered in snow this weekend and we hope that many of you have been able to enjoy this rarity!  Whilst many schools will be announcing “Snow Days”, here at Net School we are already enjoying our winter holidays.  We pride ourselves on the importance we place on holiday and family time as much as our academic excellence.  Many students have taken our winter holidays as an opportunity to travel...

Primary science: Balloons, star jumps and mopping up the water before it destroys the laptop...

Teaching Primary Science Online - balloons, star jumps and mopping up water before it destroys the laptop... The UK primary science curriculum is very hands-on, with children planning and carrying out investigations, learning to conduct fair tests, recording their results in lots of different ways and coming to their own conclusions about what is happening. How on earth was I going to manage that with my first class of online Year 6 students scattered around...

Tuition that is as individual as you are!

Here is a great blog from Pia, one of our Key Stage 3 students on why our one-to-one lessons suit her learning… Last year, when I first started Net School I joined group classes, but soon afterwards I considered that one-to-one sessions might be more helpful to me. When I started one-to-one classes last year, I did them in addition to my regular classes. However, this year I have replaced some classes with one-to-one tutoring....

Why does Net School work for me?

Thank you to Claire, one of our Year 10 IGCSE students, for this great blog on why Net School works for her... For me, Net School means the complete freedom of education, without the barriers of distance or anxiety or fear. I am encouraged to learn by our teachers and peers, they care about my progress and understanding - not just what mark I get on an exam. My teachers make lessons fun and engaging,...