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Academy 21

We have developed our provision to respond directly to the needs of local authorities, schools and the young people we support. Academy21 is an online provision which delivers the knowledge, skills and understanding young people need to progress and achieve.  It is delivered in a safe, friendly, supportive and engaging online learning environment. We provide a balance of academic challenge and educational engagement through quality teaching and learning of our flexible study programmes.

We provide tailored timetables for each student through a combination of live teaching in online classes of up to 15 students.  This is in addition to homework activities, library and study materials and additional tutorial support where it is needed. 

Students learn from any suitable location with a broadband connection and computer and this can and does include from home, study centre, school or Pupil Referral Unit – dependent on each learner’s individual needs.

We offer teaching and learning in the following subjects/qualifications:

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6):

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • French
  • Computing

Key Stage 3:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities/Citizenship
  • PSHE
  • ESOL

Key Stage 4:


  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Combined Science (Dual Award/Triple Award)
  • History
  • Preparation for Working Life

Functional Skills: Level 1 & 2

  • English
  • ICT


  • PSHE

Key Stage 5:

‘A’ Level

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Who can use our service?

Students not accessing mainstream education, excluded or at risk of exclusion. Those students suffering physical or mental health conditions, having poor school attendance, dealing with challenging life circumstances.

Age range/key stages covered:

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) through to Key Stage 5 (Year 13).

Are there any costs?

We offer a range of different payment options as follows:

Pilot/Trial @ £55+VAT/subject/week

Termly In Advance @ £48+VAT/subject/week

Annual In Advance @ £41 + VAT/subject/week

How do we refer?

We support many young people with Education Health and Care Plan’s across the country. Referrals are typically made to us by local authorities and schools and we ask for the completion of our enrolment form as part of the referral process. Our enrolment process takes up to two working days but is often completed in a matter of hours.

What happens when I become an adult?

All students and associated support staff/mentors are given 24/7 access to all monitoring, attendance and progress reporting data. All completed assessments are stored electronically and can be accessed as and when needed such as to support transition.

How do I find out more? 

Please contact us at:

Email:,  or call on

Telephone: 01438 535 001 and we will be pleased to help.

You may also wish to visit our website.

We are on Staffordshire County Council's list of alternative providers for part time alternative provision.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Academy 21 Limited
01438 535 001
Academy 21 website
Last updated: 05 Jan 2021
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