Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Nisai Virtual Academy

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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 the only online provider in the UK to have a full Ofsted inspection, achieving a grading of &lsquoGood'.

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.



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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Lessons available Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • School Term Only
Contact provider directly for costs
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 10 years to 25 years
Eligibility criteria:
Most of our students are aged between 11-18 year olds but as we place our students in classes by ability, we do have older and younger students. Our goal is to ensure that every student is able to complete their education and earn real qualifications, regardless of the barriers they may face. We created an online platform called the Nisai Virtual Academy which students log on to and are taught by real teachers, in a real classroom online.
Booking Information:
Contact via website or telephone
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Dyslexia
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Motor Impairment
  • Asthma
  • Aspergers
  • ADHD
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Physical Disability
  • Downs Syndrome
SEND Local Offer SEND

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs? 

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.


How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

We discuss the curriculum for your child in conjunction with parents, the commissioning school and any local authority involved.


How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning? 

We provide parent's with access to NISIMS, our monitoring system that allows you to track your student's attendance, behaviour, progress and assignments for each lesson. In addition we have a designated team to support our learners and their families.


What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having? 

All of our teaching staff are qualified teachers and trained to support students with SEN.