Enhanced Curriculum

Classical and contemporary British education in a Christian context.
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Recognised Qualifications
Preparation for International GCSE exams at exam centres worldwide.

Attentive Online Teaching

Excellent teaching, small class sizes and student tracking.

International Enrolment

Study from any location in the world with an internet connection.


Apply for September 2024 entry

We are currently open to applications for all year groups from Year 7 to Year 11. Please note we are now waiting list only for certain groups (2023 entry).

Please contact us using the link below if you would like to make an enquiry or for more information on admissions or to confirm your place for 2024.

Immanuel Online School has two learning tracks. IOS (Live tutorials) and NSW Learning courses. North Star UK was a fully online learning community launched in 1999. Students can study NSWLearning courses for a more flexible approach with a range of courses.

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Academic Quality

Unique, rigorous and engaging study based on an enhanced version of the English national curriculum. We have a particular specialism in Computer Science and coding, with enhanced pathways for every student.

International Scope

Join us from any location in the world with internet access. Subjects are studied in English and learning materials are permanently available for review.


Study towards globally recognised International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualifications. Exams can be taken in independent testing centres across the world.

School Life

The school week is structured around flexible VLE learning and timetabled small group tutorials. Special events provide unique opportunities for educational and vocational development.

Introducing Immanuel Online School

What is an online school?

What is an online school?

Online schools share some common elements with site-based schools but offer greater structural flexibility. There are lessons, assignments and teaching but no physical classrooms. The cost effectiveness and technological capabilities of online learning facilitate transparency, accountability and attentive teaching with a high teacher to pupil ratio. Students can live and learn anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. We believe that online schooling offers unique possibilities for Christian education in the 21st century.

Our model of online schooling blends traditional schooling and home education. Students can work at home (or any suitable location) but are taught and assessed by teachers with subject expertise, via flexible personal study and timetabled small group tutorials.

Student Videos

Some of our students created 'A day in the life of...' videos. We have students on our live track from countries all around the world with 70% of students based in the United Kingdom. Flipped learning ensures students complete their prep lesson and an associated test (with immediate feedback) before attending the tutorial. This completes the LTT model - Lesson - Test - Tutorial.

Zach (South London)

Luke (England)

Gabrio (Spain)

Avi (Switzerland)

Tom (England)


During years 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3), all our courses track but also provide opportunities to surpass the standards set by the English national curriculum. This empowers students with the freedom to push their boundaries and take on more challenging tasks, while still maintaining the option to focus solely on meeting the necessary requirements.

The core subjects on the live track at KS3 are: Foundations, Maths, English, Humanities (Geography and History), Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Computer Science (which includes elements of creative media, information technology, business studies and of course programming in up to three languages/platforms right from Year 7).

The school prepares students for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams. These exams are usually taken at the end of the fifth year of study, i.e. by students who turn 16 during the school year. IGCSEs are internationally recognised English language based examinations equivalent to the English General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies are a unique element of Immanuel Online School. Foundations combines Biblical studies, theology, apologetics and philosophy, New Testament Greek, religious studies, church and cultural history to provide students with a deep-rooted understanding of the Christian faith and the contemporary world in which they live.

Students will have the opportunity to study vital subjects and frequently overlooked classic texts, from Augustine of Hippo's 'Confessions' to presuppositional and evidential apologetics.

Within the live track, each year from year 7 to GSCE includes a dedicated foundations course. This course is an integral component of the core curriculum on the live track, offering students the chance to delve into the Bible and explore pertinent faith-related topics within a nurturing small group setting. It provides a space for reflection, meaningful discussions, and prayer.


Immanuel Online School is a real-world learning community that is primarily gathered together online. We seek to foster a sense of shared community, school culture and ethos.

We aim to make the most of our easily accessible online approach, with guest talks and seminars.

We encourage all students to take part in extra-curricular activities in their local area. The pattern of learning is designed to concentrate school work into efficient sections of learning and application, removing the need for many hours of repetitious 'homework' after the school day: allowing students to spend more time with their family, friends, church communities and to pursue hobbies and activities, such as sport and music.

Outreach and local community enterprise opportunities for parents

We are working on specialist packs for parents that will provide a model for outreach and the creation of local community clubs. We also provide models for getting your church involved in the online school experience.

Teams Community and Parent organised Events

We maintain a Teams community for parents across all tracks, welcoming participation from around the globe, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom. Here, parents have the opportunity to introduce themselves, forge connections, exchange messages, and share experiences. A members directory facilitates networking, while a dedicated thread keeps everyone informed about upcoming events. Additionally, parents are encouraged to organise their own events, with students both locally and from afar invited to attend. Furthermore, the Teams community serves as a platform for posting announcements and information about organised events by the school.