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briteschool vs. interhigh vs. other e-schools?

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scoobydoo1971 Sun 07-Jul-19 19:23:15

Does anyone have experience of using an internet school for secondary education? My son is leaving primary school this year, and the local State secondary schools are woeful in terms of GCSE output etc, and private schools are too far away. Kids from the nearest State school were having a fight in the playground during the parent tour, and its reputation locally is not great.

My son is bright, but sensitive and has some health issues affecting mobility. I think he would be an easy target for school bullies and he already suffers from anxiety due to underlying pain issues. The local technology college takes kids from 14+ so the internet would be a solution for a few years until he joins. I think internet school would suit his needs educationally and I work from home so could supervise him, but I would like some recommendations as to the best education provider in the UK?

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wellbuggerme Wed 10-Jul-19 14:40:26

I `ve just enrolled ds for year 8 at my online schooling. I looked at interhigh/ brite school but they are not for ds.

my online schooling will set up your ds to attend a class (you choose). interhigh wouldn`t. a good way to see if that style of learning fits. get on it before term ends (they can set you up 24 hrs notice i think). they`ve been really helpful so far. bear in mind that online schools will provide a booklist etc which you provide (think class english books ....) the school provides the tuition. x

scoobydoo1971 Sun 04-Aug-19 18:48:30

Thanks, very helpful

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NewElthamMum13 Mon 05-Aug-19 22:58:48

There are reviews of some online schools from home educators here :

One thing to consider is how to keep challenging him socially, as anxious children can regress in this respect when take out of school. You have probably already got ideas on this, but for example, drama classes are great for building confidence, and then hobby / activity groups like Scouts, junior Red Cross, Sea Cadets etc can provide another dimension. There are quite a few suggestions, plus some other study ideas, here :

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