Welcome to the Academus Independent Senior School
Academus Independent is an exciting, vibrant, modern and high-achieving Virtual School. Founded in 2009, Academus is a pioneering online independent school for boys and girls from the ages of 11-19. Academus was founded on the principle of ‘Learning without barriers’. We believe that a well-rounded education is a right for every student. Our strength lies in combining traditional values with the best in modern educational practice through the medium of the internet.
The time spent in the Senior School is some of the most important in the personal and academic development of a young adult. We provide a learning environment that is vibrant, tolerant, respectful, intellectually curious and personally fulfilling. A virtual school is a fantastic environment for our pupils; it provides a safe and secure alternative to the traditional classroom that uses the best in modern technology. At the same time, it follows a well-structured curriculum that encourages pupils to achieve.
The Senior School caters for students from Year 7 to Year 11. A range of subjects are taught however we firmly believe in building a very strong core and foundation in being truly literate and numerate. It is to that effect that the first two years of the Senior School has mandatory literacy and numeracy lessons added to their timetable. This allows confidence in the skills and helps build a more enjoyable experience in the quest of learning. From Year 9 onwards, students at Academus Senior School start working towards the GCSEs. Our students work for iGCSEs in most subjects as these are challenging and rewarding at the same time.
We believe in fostering and developing the individuality of every pupil. Our classes are deliberately small, with no more than 10 pupils. We carefully choose our teaching staff to include specialist teachers who are passionate about their subjects. We have developed an outstanding pastoral care system designed to make sure that every pupil’s development is monitored and supported. And we believe that as well as academic excellence, a virtual school should provide extra-curricular opportunities for its pupils.
Finally, our goal is to look over the development of our pupils into mature well-rounded individuals. We place a great deal of emphasis on both our system of pastoral care, and our varied program of extra-curricular activities.
We welcome you to our school, and hope that you find all of the information that you need here. We look forward to your enquiries, applications and admissions.