Combining education and training schedules

Homeschooling as an elite athlete with Wolsey Hall means your child will be able to fit their study in around an often demanding training schedule. Your child will be able to travel to sporting events and compete at a high level without falling behind in their studies.

If you are homeschooling an athletic child with a special talent in sport, you will understand both the joys and challenges they face on their educational journey. A number of elite athletes homeschool with Wolsey Hall including tennis players, footballers, golfers, divers and swimmers. We understand the challenges and we can help your child excel in both their sport and their studies.

Dylan Arzoni, Elite Swimmer

Dylan is an extremely talented young swimmer and a Wolsey Hall student with Olympic ambitions. At 11 years of age Dylan qualified for the British Age Group Nationals and went on to win his first gold medal.

Dylan studies whilst training up to 20 hours a week in pursuit of his dream to represent Great Britain in the Olympics. “Home studying enables Dylan to focus more quality, undisturbed time on the subjects that he has chosen,” his mother tells us. “It also gives him the vital flexibility he needs to fit around his training commitments.”

Olivia Reeve, Elite Diver

Thanks to the flexibility of homeschooling, Olivia has been successfully balancing her studies with her training for a number of years. She is now ranked in the top three for her age group in Great Britain. “I’m improving every day and my focus is on reaching my dream to compete at the 2020 Olympics,” she says. “To work towards this, I train 6-7 days a week. Homeschooling with Wolsey Hall has really helped me balance my sport and my schoolwork.”

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Working as a team

We advise and counsel each student when they join us to ensure they will be able to maintain their various commitments. And we tailor their assignment schedule to meet their individual needs

We always involve the parent in this process and – just like in the sporting world – we work as a team to make sure your child can realise their full potential both educationally and in their sporting ambitions.

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Shanti Hughes, Homeschooling Parent, Australia

Henry is so delighted to have finished his first year with Wolsey Hall Oxford, that he cannot wait to get started with year two. My husband and I have seen Henry grow to be an independent learner with the support of his Tutors (Henry is profoundly deaf). Henry has just been selected for the Australian Deaflympics Team for Turkey 2017!

He has also been shortlisted to carry the torch at the Deaflympics so we are all rooting for him.