Learning Support programmes

What does Learning Support look like at Wolsey Hall Oxford?

Every student is an individual and there is no such thing as a one-size-fits all approach to learning support. As you lead on the learning for your child at home, there may be times when you are unsure of how to overcome any barriers to learning. We are happy to use our experience to help you manage the learning at home.

For an additional fee, long term programmes of support can be put in place for our students. We have a range of interventions at Wolsey Hall Oxford that can help students reach their full potential and overcome any barriers to learning.

Joah is homeschooling with dyslexia

Joah is an IGCSE student with dyslexia and ADHD. Homeschooling has allowed him to study at his own pace without fear of falling behind his peers. 

IGCSE Student with special educatinoal needs

Learning Support programmes

Interventions at Wolsey Hall Oxford aim to create strong, independent learners who feel ready to tackle their studies with confidence. The team is experienced in leading interventions in personal organisation, study skills, exam technique and therapeutic mentoring. They can be booked in one to one and group sessions.

We want to encourage:

  • organisational skills
  • focus
  • motivation
  • goal setting
  • study skills
  • positive self-talk
  • social communication skills
  • resilience
  • reflection

Any of these skills can be explored in targeted one to one lessons between a student and a learning support team member.

Primary age chld with special educational needs

Learning Support services

Support for learning services

Learning Support

Students with additional needs may need targeted interventions that enable them to cope with the challenges of academic study. Students with communication difficulties may need support completing inference tasks in their work or understanding how to track information as they read. The challenges associated with dyslexia and dyscalculia may need targeted intervention and support. The specialist teachers at Wolsey Hall Oxford can help with this.

Study skills

We believe that all of our students should have the opportunity to perform to their full potential. Effective study skills will enable your child to get the most out of their Wolsey Hall courses and achieve better results in their examinations. A typical study skills session includes support in structuring your child’s work, breaking assignment tasks down into manageable chunks and action planning so targets can be set to help assignment completion.

learning mentoring services


The Wolsey Hall mentoring service is designed to help reduce stress and anxiety related to studying which can often lead to poor motivation. Mentoring also helps students who are prone to feeling overwhelmed by their studies and/or exams. Our mentoring service will help your child to discover their true learning potential and give them a better understanding of how they think and approach tasks. All of which can help to improve their study outcomes and develop their skills as an independent learner

Exam access arrangements

Access arrangements for exams

If a student may be eligible for access arrangements during their exams and there are questions or queries, Learning Support provides an access arrangements service. We offer an initial consult in which we give advice about what is available, and how to work with your exam centre to apply to the exam board. We also offer a specialist service to help you complete the paperwork required to apply for arrangements. Please note, access arrangement applications are approved at the discretion of the relevant exam board. We would advise, in the first instance, that you make contact with your exam centre to discuss the application, and evidence that is required to support the application. Please note the latest date to take-up services for a supporting letter is 31st January for the Summer Exam Series.

Learning Support frequently asked questions

If you still have questions about Learning Support at Wolsey Hall Oxford, please take a look at our FAQs.

If you are interested in any of these services or just want to know more, please email learningsupport@wolseyhalloxford.org.uk

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