Welcome Members of Bolton Tennis Arena! New Middle School launching September 2023. Book a Discovery Call here.

Play tennis.
Stay educated. Wherever you are.

👋 Hello! We're an award-winning virtual school
       for athletes aged 11-18

The new way to stay educated

Young tennis players have often had to make sacrifices when it comes to their education. But that's all changing. We work seamlessly with players, coaches and parents to provide a flexible education so when students are focusing on their sport, they can stay focused.

At last, a school that fits around your sporting schedule

We make continuing to play tennis whilst attending school and achieving world-class academic qualifications a no-brainer.

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Ages 11 - 18

Join us at high school age or earlier if you are ahead of your year group

iGCSE & A Levels

Gain prestigious British Qualifications that are internationally recognised

University Preparation

We offer a pathway to university and scholarships to the USA

Make your life easier

Freedom to play and learn at your own pace

Regain balance and control with supported self-study, smart virtual learning, and inspirational mentoring.

Welcome to Minerva's Virtual Academy

✔ Full school experience
✔ Cambridge-accredited British curriculum
✔ Weekly assemblies
✔ Enrol from European and Worldwide destinations
✔ British qualifications accepted at universities all around the world

Read the Partnership announcement with Tennis Europe here.✔ Weekly assemblies
✔ Enrol from European and Worldwide destinations
✔ British qualifications accepted at universities all around the world

Read the Partnership announcement with Tennis Europe here.

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Smart Virtual Learning

Like a super-smart interactive textbook, our platform teaches our students everything they need to know

Live Lessons

Daily live lessons with our outstanding teaching staff strengthens the learning students do independently

Athlete Mentoring

Personal one-to-one mentoring means tennis players are supported throughout their school and sporting career

Community & School Trips

A dynamic weekly timetable of social interactions and extra-curricular learning opportunities broaden minds and create lasting friendships

Young Athlete Community

Join a growing network of highly-talented young athletes and performers not found at any other school in the world

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I have been so impressed

We chose Minerva because of their "whole-school" approach, the fact there are Assemblies, World Changers and after school opportunities make it feel more like a school community. I love the ethos of well-being that is prevalent throughout all the emails and extracurricular activities. Lawrence and the staff clearly work to promote well-being amongst the children. I have been so impressed.'

Parent, GCSE Pupil

Thank you!

"We are about to travel to Sheffield where the Summer British Championships are held and in which Inès has 10 races she qualified for. This would not have been possible without homeschooling and your help. Thank you!"

Mrs G, mother of young athlete

Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are a fully-remote school, headquartered in London, UK. Our teachers, staff, parents, and pupils live in 20+ countries around the world. With a good internet connection, you can join us wherever you live. We recommend you live within 5 hours of GMT for the best experience.

What curriculum will my child study?

Students study the British curriculum: IGCSEs aged 14-15 and A Levels aged 16 - 18.

British GCSE and A Level qualifications are highly respected around the world and are accepted for entry into all European universities, as well as universities in North America, South America, Asia, and Australasia.

What help do tennis players recieve?

Our school requires students to attend fewer classroom hours than at a traditional school so tennis players can spend more time training and playing in tournaments.

As the only online school with a specialist team of former professional athletes on hand to help, young tennis players and athletes receive highly specialist advice through dedicated mentoring sessions to help them thrive on and off the court.

This is complemented by our High Performance Club where players meet with former professional athletes to ask for advice and aims to create a community of young players that will form friendships for life.  

Our school can also be accessed anywhere in the world. Tennis players can travel and study whilst overseas for vacations or international competitions.

We're enrolling now!

Year 7 & 8 starting in September 2023
Year 9 and 10 starting now or any time this year or in September 2023
Year 11 pupils from September 2023
Year 12 pupils now or any time this year or in September 2023
Year 13 pupils from September 2023

Book a call with our friendly Admissions team to find out more!

Our switching process from traditional school is quick and easy.

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