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Cast aside all preconceptions you have ever had about schools: classrooms, desks, kids, clangour, clutter, the smell of sweaty changing rooms or long-boiled cabbage (ok, probably quinoa salad these days), dusty tomes/sleek IT, the head sweeping by with a swish of his/her gown, the pupils stiffened against the corridor wall, cheering from the pitches, sweet singing in the choir and so on – and welcome to InterHigh.

Founded in 2005 in response to a perceived need for an alternative to physical school, InterHigh is an entirely virtual school, where students and teachers never sit together in the same room; indeed never see each other, yet manage 4 hours intense tuition a day and achieve the kind of results any non-selective school would be happy with.

Who on earth would want that?

Well, a surprising number of young people

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What the school says...

InterHigh was established in 2005 and currently has around 600 students worldwide. Lessons are delivered by rofessionally qualified teachers and the students log into virtual classrooms.

Our school offers a uniquely flexible approach to learning, empowering students to take control and supporting their academic progress and success. 69% of the IGCSE grades reported by students in 2015 were A*-C with 35% at A* or A; around half of our A-Level students go on to study at the university of their choice and a number have attended Oxford and Cambridge. ...Read more

What the parents say...

My daughter has just completed her first year at Interhigh and we are hugely pleased with it. She loves the lessons and has made really good progress academically. Her teachers have been very supportive and approachable and her homework has been marked promptly and with good feedback. She has made good friends (they all skype each other!) and enjoys the banter of being in a class, albeit a virtual one. Our only problem so far is that our daughter is so fond of her teachers that she's upset not to have them next year! I'm sure she'll like her Y8 teachers just as much. Interhigh has been the perfect schooling solution for us and represents great value for money.

Commented on 12th Jul 2015

My daughters been attending interhigh for 4 years. She is excited about her subjects, is able to focus, and is a confident young lady. This is an excellent way of educating and she still has association in the virtual classroom so doesn't feel isolated. They also have an annual get together which is great for forging friends from all over.

Commented on 8th Jul 2015

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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