Accredited by the Department for Education

100% live, real-time lessons

Over 19 years of experience

Fully UK-qualified teachers

Helping students reintegrate

48-hour enrolment turnaround

Dedicated regional teams

Building partnerships with you

Accredited by the Department for Education

100% live, real-time lessons

Over 19 years of experience

Fully UK-qualified teachers

Helping students reintegrate

48-hour enrolment turnaround

Dedicated regional teams

Building partnerships with you

Accredited by the Department for Education

100% live, real-time lessons

Over 19 years of experience

Fully UK-qualified teachers

Helping students reintegrate

48-hour enrolment turnaround

Dedicated regional teams

Building partnerships with you

in a snapshot

Our provision in action

Academy21 is proud to be the UK’s leading provider of live, online, alternative provision.

Each year we work with hundreds of schools and thousands of learners across more than 130 local authority areas. Established in 2012, we have a strong track record of supporting vulnerable learners from years 7 to 11.

Through our services we bring students with behavioural, medical and mental health needs a pathway to achieve strong recognised outcomes.

Virtual Classrooms

Our classes are small and take place in a fully virtual environment, allowing for more flexibility to adapt classes around students’ and schools’ schedules.

Specialised teachers

Our teachers are fully UK qualified, and DBS checked. They also have extensive experience teaching online and supporting students who may be vulnerable. Meet our team here.

Student portals

Our Student Portal has everything a student may need. Students can access it 24/7 to find their class schedule, lesson recordings, and even interactive content.

Live inductions

Inductions are live to make students feel at ease when meeting teachers and classmates for the first time.

4x40min live lessons

All lessons are 100% live, giving students the opportunity to interact with classmates and the teacher in real-time.

Interactive activities

Interactive dashboards enable students to collaborate with each other and be more participative in class.

Tailored learning pathways

Teachers work closely with each student to build their unique learning pathways considering specific needs and goals.

One-to-one tutorials

Students receive direct, personalised support from teachers and can share their questions and concerns in a private environment.

Weekly Active Time sessions

It isn’t just about learning. Our Active Time sessions get students moving, helping them improve their health and wellbeing outside the classroom.

what we offer

Alternative Provision for students in Key Stage 3 and 4

Student learning at home
Key Stage 3

Academy21’s curriculum for Years 7, 8, and 9 equips students with the essential knowledge and skills they need to progress to their GCSE studies.

Key Stage 4

Available for Years 10 to 11, and post-16 students who have missed out on learning, we offer both GCSE course and functional skills qualifications.

Academic Support

Our Study Skills courses equip your pupils with vital skills to improve study habits, from literacy to numerical skills.

Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing workshops that empower young people to improve their mental health and overcome challenges, covering topics such as social skills and anxiety management.

Student learning at home
Key Stage 3

Academy21’s curriculum for Years 7, 8, and 9 equips students with the essential knowledge and skills they need to progress to their GCSE studies.

Key Stage 4

Available for Years 10 to 11, and post-16 students who have missed out on learning, we offer both GCSE course and functional skills qualifications.

Academic Support

Our Study Skills courses equip your pupils with vital skills to improve study habits, from literacy to numerical skills.

Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing workshops that empower young people to improve their mental health and overcome challenges, covering topics such as social skills and anxiety management.

Provision solutions

A range of customisable solutions for complex needs

6th day requirement

Meet 6th day requirements with a rapid implementation timetable and speedy onboarding.

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Fixed/permanent exclusions

From day six to ongoing support, get flexible scalable solutions for students who have been excluded.

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Capacity & placement issues

Alleviate strain from capacity gaps and placement issues with Academy21’s short-stay school.

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Early intervention

Meet 6th day requirements with a rapid implementation timetable and speedy onboarding

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GCSE resits

Support post-16 students to achieve strong outcomes in their GCSE resits with age-appropriate preparation that bridges gaps.

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GCSE rescue

Get your Year 11 students back on track and maximise their GCSE success in minimal time with rescue courses.

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monitoring & reporting

Making every lesson count

We monitor and report on each students’ attendance and engagement on a lesson-by-lesson basis.

You can use your Mentor Portal to stay updated with the latest progress reports, which include:

  • Regular assessments and extension activities
  • Weekly attendance reports
  • Termly academic reports with teacher comments

This detailed data is crucial for you to check on your students’ progress and set realistic expectations and goals for their improvement, whether that means getting a certification, boosting attendance levels, or participating more in class.