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Nisai Virtual Academy

We believe everyone has the right to education, so we take a high-quality school environment and deliver it via the internet. Nisai is the only online provider in the UK to have a full Ofsted inspection, achieving a grading of ‘Good’. We provide live online classes taught by qualified subject-specific teachers across the country for students studying Key Stage 3, 4 or 5. Our goal is to ensure that every student can complete their education and gain accredited academic and vocational qualifications such as Functional Skills, GCSEs and A Levels.

Who to contact

Contact Name
020 8424 8475
Nisai Learning's Website

Where to go

Nottingham Learning Hub
1 Fishergate Point
Lower Parliament Street

Through the Nisai Virtual Academy or ‘NVA’, we provide an inclusive, highly social and student-focused experience for all learners but particularly those who struggle with emotional, physical or learning-related barriers.

Through our own online system, called the Nisai Virtual Academy, we provide learners from all kinds of backgrounds a bespoke education that’s delivered in an inclusive, social and student-focused environment. Our classes are smaller than those in schools, are interactive and taught by qualified teachers. In addition to core subjects delivered to Key Stage 3 learners we also provide recognised qualifications such as Functional Skills, GCSEs and A Levels and we also deliver vocational and non-academic courses like apprenticeships and traineeships. And for all our courses, our sophisticated tracking system records attendance, behaviour, contribution in lessons, progress made and distance travelled.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Time of day

Other Details


Please contact us directly, should you require more information regarding costs


Referral required
Referral Details

Funded placements will require approval by the Local Authority. You are advised to contact the Education, Health and Care Plan Co-ordinator who has been involved with your child, in the first instance, if you wish to consider a placement at an independent/non-maintained special school.

Other notes

We focus on students who struggle due to barriers which are physical, emotional or learning-related; and support their learning needs from Key Stage 2 to & lsquo; A’ Level.

There are also some very good support team members who you can communicate with about any difficulties or problems you have. One advantage is that they are anonymous and will treat anything you say in confidence and with understanding. In addition to your lessons you will have access 24/7 to a whole community of learners that are learning with Nisai. You will be able to text them and exchange questions and ideas about your subjects, school work or interests generally.

You will find a whole range of clubs and societies that you can join, so you need never feel isolated. Classes never have more than 10 students and you are always in a group with others who learn at the same pace, so you never have to worry about keeping up or getting bored because you find the work too easy. The classes are live, in ‘real time & rsquo; meaning you can talk to and hear the teacher and your classmates as if you were in a classroom with them, which you actually are, it & rsquo;s just they are there and you are here. The vast majority of lessons last for 30 minutes as we appreciate that for many reasons you may be unable to work for longer periods, this means that during the week you will have 4 lessons for each subject you are taking.

Every lesson is recorded, so if you are unable to attend a lesson at the given time you can view the lesson when you are ready, so that you do not need to miss anything. This is also useful if you have not understood something or for completing your assignments We have a numerous subject specialist teachers, based in Stockton, who have also been trained to teach pupils with Special Educational Needs. If you need help and you are not in a lesson, then a teacher or support team member will always be available to talk to you and go through any difficulties you & rsquo; re having.

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We believe everyone has the right to education, so we take a high-quality school environment and deliver it via the internet. Nisai is entirely dedicated to supporting students with special educational needs. Nisai is a Section 41 Approved Provider which allows us to be listed as an educational provider on any Educational Health and Care Plan. Nisai also has a direct EFA High Needs Contract which makes it simpler for students who require additional funding and meet the entry requirements.

Contact Telephone
020 8424 8475
Contact Email
Supporting EHCP's
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Record Last Updated On: 10/06/2019

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