Travelling Family Student Stories

Homeschooling at sea

Wolsey Hall student Lisa is homeschooling at sea. In this article her mum shares details of their experience and tips for other travelling families.

Homeschooling while sailing

Thirteen-year-old Sebastian started homeschooling while sailing with Wolsey Hall at the beginning of 2020 and his younger brother Matthew has now joined him. Their family sailboat is home as they’re often travelling; so homeschooling works perfectly.

High school homeschooling

Fifteen-year-old Ruby is High School homeschooling in the USA where her father serves in the military. Her family decided to homeschool due to frequent moves and wanting a continuity of education. In her recent IGCSE exams, Ruby achieved a very impressive set of results.

Our travelling family

Meet the Binedells, a Wolsey Hall family of five, who spent 1 months journeying across Europe in a caravan. Their adventure consisted of travelling to various countries including Portugal, Spain and France where they helped out in a variety of different volunteering projects. The three children Sebastian, Aiden and Ella were homeschooling along the way with Wolsey Hall Oxford courses. They were supported in their studies by mum, Karen and dad, Warren.

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent


I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole's progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole's English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole's tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole's academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent


I have just finished consulting with Michelle about Truman and his studies. She is really an amazing asset to your organization, her ability to understand children really blew me away. She has recommended several methods for us to ensure that Truman enjoys and succeeds in his education through Wolsey Hall. We’re really excited to get started.

Rebecca Atkins – Homeschooling Three Children