how we support you

Working with schools

We work hand-in-hand with secondary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to set their students up for success and, whenever possible, reintegrate them into mainstream school. Our high-quality, DfE-accredited education covers Years 7 to 11, providing students with flexible, online support whenever needed throughout their secondary education.

At Key Stage 3 our Skillbuilder courses lay the foundations for GCSE success. At Key Stage 4 our wide subject range and choice of 1 or 2 year courses help students achieve strong, recognised outcomes. Schools that work with Academy21 benefit from:

Personalised support from the start

Our goal is to help students succeed both in their academic and personal lives. Therefore, it’s crucial that we find the best solution for their needs. Our regional customer support teams can visit you at your premises to discuss the best solutions available, guide you through the Academy21 platform, and provide demos and training for you and your colleagues.

Continuous communication

We work collaboratively with schools, so you never lose track of students’ progress. Your school will have a dedicated regional manager and client administrator they can speak with at any time, and you can monitor students’ progress daily via our mentor portal. We want the best outcomes for your students and aim to work closely with schools to provide the education and support they need. That is why we also request that you provide us with a contact person so we can reach out to discuss students’ progress and share relevant updates.

Flexible commissioning options

Our solutions are fully bespoke to best match what students need, so we offer a range of commissioning options for schools. From pay-as-you-go to termly or annual in advance agreements, our team can put together the right contract based on your needs and financial priorities. There is no minimum purchase or advanced purchase of credits required.

Thorough training

We provide training through live inductions and comprehensive user guides to ensure that both students and schools are fully aware of the systems Academy21 uses to deliver our provision. Our student and mentor portals have been custom-built to be user friendly and accessible, together with our training we ensure both students and schools can reap the benefits of the tools available to them and feel comfortable using these from day one.

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

how to enrol

Enrol within 2 days

01.

Reach out

Contact to our team via the form below or by calling us at 0800 208 8210 to discuss your needs in more detail.

02.

Connect with your Regional Partnership Manager (PM)

Once you get in touch, you will be connected with a dedicated Regional Partnership Manager. You can refer a student straight away or take this time to ask any questions you may have. You can even meet with your PM in person if you prefer and bring some of your colleagues along for a live demonstration.

03.

Get a quote

We will send you a quote based on your specific needs. Once you accept it, your account will be set up. You’ll get a link to complete our online enrolment form and will be connected with your Regional Client Administrators. They will be your main point of contact for your onboarding process, so feel free to get in touch with any questions.

04.

All set!

You will receive two set up emails: one to access your mentor portal, and one with login information to be shared with your student(s). Please note that our customer support team only communicates with mentors, and never directly with students.

05.

On-going support when you need it

If you need any further information throughout the process, your PM and RCA will be on hand, and always happy to help. Reach out to our team below to learn more about Academy21 and discuss how we can support your students.

how we teach

What it’s like to learn with Academy21

The classroom

State-of-the-art virtual classrooms

Academy21’s online classroom environment has been crafted from the ground up for the best learning experience, with built-in features that support anxiety and SEND.

Live Lessons

100% live, real-time online lessons

At Academy21, students have access to four 40-minute daily lessons in small class sizes from Monday to Thursday — all taught live with teacher interaction and feedback throughout.

Our teachers

Subject specialist teachers

All fully UK qualified and DBS-checked, our expert teachers are passionate about delivering exceptional education online and experienced in teaching learners who may be vulnerable .

The platform

User-friendly online platforms

Designed with accessibility in mind, your user-friendly student and partner portals are a one-stop hub for accessing provision, tracking progress, and getting any support you need, 24/7.

why trust us

Successful provision to shout about!

“I have an absolute passion for supporting the life chances of all young people, especially those with greater barriers to success.”

Sandro Capozzi,

Executive Head of Academy21

“Academy21 has been a lifesaver for our learners. When we have visited learners in their homes, we’ve seen how grateful they are for the support and the opportunities that have been opened up for them.”

Tom

Assistant Headteacher at Greenwood School

91%

of our students say they have gained more confidence learning with us

5,000+

students have been supported with Academy21 and growing!