Homeschooling a gifted child

Harnessing the full potential of your child

If you are homeschooling a gifted child, you will understand both the joys and challenges they face on their educational journey.

Homeschooling a gifted child with Wolsey Hall Oxford means they can study at a level suitable for them. Your child will not be forced to study courses aimed at their age group if they have the background knowledge to progress to a more advanced course.

We assess each student when they join us to ensure they are studying at a level suitable for them. Our Tutors and Student Progress Managers will support your gifted child on their homeschooling journey.

Eddie is a gifted child and track cyclist with huge potential. He started his education in traditional school and left in his last year of Primary after researching the benefits of homeschooling.

Oliver is a homeschooling gifted student

Oliver in the UK

Naomi is a homeschooling gifted child

Naomi in Romania

Kari is a gifted a level homeschooler

Kari in the UK

Sanjana is studying A levels in India

Sanjana in India

homeschooling gifted child playing chess with his dad

A suitable pace

When homeschooling a gifted child, you will be able to encourage their interests. They will have the time to explore more deeply the topics that interest them, researching all those burning questions that teachers don’t always have the time or knowledge to answer in mainstream school. They won’t have to wait for other class members to complete exercises or have class teachers trying to bring them back to the level of the rest of the class.


Many gifted students also have dual or multiple exceptionalities where high learning potential is coupled with a learning difficulty or special need. Wolsey Hall Oxford provides assistance to these students via a range of Support Services.

Potential Plus

Additionally, Wolsey Hall has Schools Membership of Potential Plus, an independent charity that provides support to children with higher learning potential. Our students worldwide can join Potential Plus for free (usually priced at £125 per family per year) giving them access to a wide range of support materials and discounts on events and assessment services. For more information, please see our Potential Plus page.


At Wolsey Hall Oxford, we understand that children with higher learning potential can also face challenges.

They may feel different and unable to connect with their age-equivalent peers or find that teachers are unable to provide answers to the numerous questions they may have.

Homeschooling a gifted child allows you and your child the freedom to seek out like-minded people.

Group of gifted students