The No.1 School for Athletes

Key Stage 3, iGCSEs, A Levels, and a world-first online BTEC in esports. Anywhere, anytime.
Award-winning online schooling for athletes aged 11 - 18 who live anywhere in the world. British curriculum. Global mindset.
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Athlete Education

Revolutionising Athlete Education

Balancing sports and academics is a challenge for young athletes.

Minerva changes the game. We enable you to excel in your studies while you push for new heights. No sacrifices, just focus, constant support, and success.

About Minerva

UK young athletes missing out on education
Would choose to carry on

Welcome to Minerva's Virtual Academy

The perfect balance of dedicated athlete support and academic growth.

Flexible learning tailored for athletes

With rewatchable Live Lessons and flexible timetables, student-athletes can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

GCSEs, A Levels, BTEC Qualifications

Gain prestigious British Qualifications that are internationally recognised for university entry, and beyond.

Global athlete community

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

Sports-focused mentoring

Get supported throughout your time at school by a dedicated academic mentor and our Elite Athlete Education Officers.

Private tutoring available

For those needing ultimate freedom, our private homeschooling tutors provide an education like no other - in person or online.

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Balance tennis practice, tournaments and school work effortlessly with our adaptive learning schedule. Never compromise on your athletic or academic development.

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With our online school, manage your academic progress without interrupting your motorsport commitments. Achieve excellence both on and off the track.

Visit Motorsport Homepage


Incorporate your horse-riding training with your studies through our flexible education system. Make the most of your equestrian journey while staying academically ahead.


Accommodate your golf training schedule with our flexible online classes. Stay competitive in the sport without sacrificing your education.


Maintain your athletic training regimen and academic excellence with our tailored learning schedule. Achieve your best in both arenas without compromise.

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Whatever your sport, we provide a flexible education that fits your needs. Choose MVA for an adaptive, world-class learning experience.

Minerva's Virtual Academy has been the perfect fit for me. This year I am taking part in the British F4 Championships, alongside studying for my GCSEs. Minerva provides me with the flexibility to learn and study from anywhere, allowing me to keep up with my schoolwork whilst racing.

Jadien Pariat, MVA Y11
F4 Driver

How does MVA teach athletes?

We're reimagining school so athletes can focus on their sport whilst still staying on track academically. With a greater emphasis on self-study, young people in sport can manage their day in a way that suits them best.

What is the curriculum?

You'll be immersed in the comprehensive British curriculum, studying the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, iGCSEs, and international A Levels. For the gamers among you, we offer a BTEC in esports in Sixth Form.

How many lessons per day?

On average, you'll dive into two to three Live Lessons with our brilliant subject teachers each day. You'll also join study groups with your peers and drop-in sessions in case there's anything you don't understand.

Can I re-watch Live Lessons?

Missed a lesson? All our Live Lessons are recorded, so you can catch up or review anytime you like.

What are the students at MVA like?

From future Grand Slam tennis players to West End performers and high-achieving academics, our students hail from over 40 countries, each bringing their unique flair to our vibrant community.

How do I join?

It's easy to switch from traditional school to MVA. Head over to the Admissions section of our website - we can't wait to welcome you!

Speak to us, today.

Join us on our journey to build the world's most incredible school.

Flexible payments
Join anytime
6 weeks 'cooling off' period
Ages 11 - 18
British Curriculum
Study from anywhere