The Wolsey Hall story

1890

1894

Wolsey Hall Oxford founded as a correspondence college by Joseph William Knipe.

1900

1907

Moved to St Aldates Oxford.

1930

1930s-1980s

Supplied degree level courses via the University of London external degree programme.

1930

Moved to 66 Banbury Road Oxford

1940

1942

Appointed by the War Office to provide courses for the British Armed Forces.

1945

Sir Harold Evans editor of The Sunday Times studied Economics with Wolsey Hall Oxford whilst an RAF airman.

1946-1970

Demand for GCSE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level courses grew.

1950

1950

Large growth in numbers of students studying from outside the UK.

1951

SR Nathan, President of Singapore studied with Wolsey Hall Oxford achieving a Grade II certificate.

1960

Nelson Mandela

1967

Nelson Mandela studied through Wolsey Hall Oxford for his London University Law degree whilst in Robben Island jail.

1980

1985

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches world's first distance learning MBA with Warwick Business School.

1987

John Coffey, an inspiring and committed educator is appointed as new Principal of Wolsey Hall

1990

1990

Launch of management development courses to a variety of organisations including BA, Lloyds TSB and Shell.

2000

Principal Lee Wilcock

2009

Lee Wilcock, a dedicated and innovative distance learning professional is appointed Principal of Wolsey Hall

2010

2010

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches online IGCSE courses.

2012

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches online A level courses.

2013

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches online Secondary Age 11-13 courses

2016

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches online Primary Age 7-10 courses

2018

Wolsey Hall Oxford becomes a registered online school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

2020

Primary Maths homeschooling course

2020

Wolsey Hall Oxford launches online Primary Age 5-6 courses

2021

Wolsey Hall Oxford becomes the first and only approved online Cambridge Primary school.