Elite Athlete Student Stories

Studying online in Ireland

Seventeen-year-old Dechlan is an elite athlete studying online in Ireland with Wolsey Hall Oxford while he competes in tetrathlon.

Homeschooling karate champions

Brother and sister Radu and Isabela are now in their third year studying with Wolsey Hall Oxford. Homeschooling and their karate commitments go hand in hand, allowing them to train intensively and represent Romania in European and World Karate Championships.

Homeschool in Thailand

Wolsey Hall Secondary student Makam has been homeschooling for two years. He made the switch to homeschool in Thailand to focus on his surfing.

Swimmer Jack Brown

Jack’s storyFifteen-year-old swimmer Jack Brown is also a gifted student who had achieved three GCSEs and one A level by the age of 12. Due to his higher learning abilities, his experience in

Homeschooling elite golfer

Chloe Tarbard, a homeschooling elite golfer, is homeschooled through Wolsey Hall Oxford. At the age of 14 she is already a champion golfer!

Homeschooling elite tennis player

Twelve-year-old tennis player Meher is in her second year of homeschooling in India with Wolsey Hall Oxford. Meher is currently ranked 64 out of 800 in the Under 14s age category for tennis.

Homeschooling Fencer

Fourteen-year-old Pedro trains and competes successfully in fencing competitions worldwide. Here he explains why learning with Wolsey Hall is a great fit for him as he studies for his IGCSEs.

Homeschooling Swimmer

Dylan Arzoni, a homeschooling swimmer, is an inspirational example of how Wolsey Hall students can utilise the flexibility of homeschooling to successfully pursue their passions. Dylan studied for his IGCSEs with Wolsey Hall while managing a hectic swimming training schedule. He and his family moved from the UK to the USA in order to allow Dylan to train with the North Baltimore Aquatics Club’s High Performance squad. The squad has produced a number of Olympic swimmers including Michael Phelps.

Studying with Wolsey Hall – by skater, Phebe Bekker

Sixteen year old British ice-skating champion, Phebe Bekker, is currently in the USA training with the hope of competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In this blog post she shares what it’s like to homeschool with Wolsey Hall and how homeschooling has enabled her to follow her dreams without compromising her education.

Home education in Australia

Seventeen-year-old Henry is homeschooling in Australia and has been studying with Wolsey Hall for eight years, starting on our Lower Secondary courses. Henry has been able to achieve a high quality education while swimming competitively for Australia in the Deaflympics.

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent


I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole's progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole's English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole's tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole's academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent


I have just finished consulting with Michelle about Truman and his studies. She is really an amazing asset to your organization, her ability to understand children really blew me away. She has recommended several methods for us to ensure that Truman enjoys and succeeds in his education through Wolsey Hall. We’re really excited to get started.

Rebecca Atkins – Homeschooling Three Children