Famous Homeschoolers

Famous homeschoolers is a topic close to our heart. Nelson Mandela was one of our past students who studied for his Law degree whilst in Robben Island Jail. This got us thinking about how many other famous homeschoolers there might be. The answer is a lot and there are many famous homeschoolers from across the world who have achieved great things.

Nelson Mandela - Former Wolsey Hall Student

From performers, authors and artists to sportspeople, entrepreneurs and inventors. The flexibility of homeschooling suits many different lifestyles while also providing a vital foundation for learning. Even Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret were home educated. We’ve helped over 750,000 students achieve their qualifications with many of them excelling in their chosen subjects. And what bigger inspiration do you need than our former student Nelson Mandela, who studied through us for his London University Law degree while he was in Robben Island Jail! A true inspiration to all home learners everywhere!

How many of these famous homeschoolers do you recognise?

Sir Ernest Shackleton
Sir Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Orville and Wilbur Wright
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Patrick Moore
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Edison
Alexander Bell
Charlie Chaplin
Louise Armstrong
The Jonas Brothers
Theodore Roosevelt


Performers and actors:

Billie Eilish
Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon
Justin Bieber
Emma Watson
Christina Aguilera
Yehudi Menuhin
Hillary Duff
Justin Timberlake
Michelle Williams
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Daniel & Natasha Bedingfield
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
The Jonas Brothers
Dakota Fanning
Ryan Gosling
Demi Lovato


Champion figure skater – Michelle Kwan
Surfer – Bethany Hamilton
Tennis player – Maria Sharapova
NASCAR driver – Joey Logano
Tennis players – Serena and Venus Williams
Tennis player – Laura Robson
Basketball player – Michael Beasley
Tennis Player – Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff
Gold medalist Olympic Gymnast – Simone Biles



Louise May Alcott
Jane Austen
Hans Christian Andersen
Mark Twain
Agatha Christie
Margaret Atwood
Robert Burns
Charles Dickens
Beatrix Potter
J.R.R Tolkien

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