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British International iLower Secondary Stage.

Continue your educational adventure into the iLower Secondary stage, where students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) embark on a transformative learning journey. Building upon the strong foundation established in the iPrimary stage, students explore key subjects such as English, Afrikaans First Additional Language or French, Mathematics, Science, Computing, and Global Citizenship in greater depth. Other subjects offered include, Geography, History, Design and Technology and Art and Design. Students engage in thought-provoking discussions, conduct experiments, and hone their problem-solving abilities. Alongside academic rigor, the iLower Secondary stage emphasizes independent thinking, digital literacy, and a global perspective, preparing students for a seamless transition to the upper secondary level.

Get ready to embark on an educational journey like no other!

Our all-inclusive fee package is designed to ignite your child’s learning experience. Imagine dynamic full-time live classes that bring subjects to life, captivating lesson ebooks that open doors to knowledge, and seamless access to the power of Office 365 for limitless creativity. But that’s not all – your child will also enjoy their very own personalized student email, a gateway to exciting extracurricular activities that nurture talents and passions, and a treasure trove of additional surprises. Enroll your child today and unlock a world of possibilities that will leave them eager to learn, explore, and excel!

Monthly Subscription

Billed monthly


Quarterly Subscription

Save 5% on fees

Annual Subscription

Save 7% on fees


Annual Curriculum Fees

R 35 155.00

R   2 950.00

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Let’s start transforming your child’s learning experience from the ground up.

Our Approach.

We are inspired by technology that has revolutionized how people share, connect and consume information.  We hope to improve how people learn and are taught.  We believe that teaching and learning should be immersive and with the right tools, access to quality content and proactive support everyone can improve performance and achieve their goal.

Personal Learning Journeys

We understand that each learner progresses at a different pace. Every learner is guided by their own personalised learning journey enabled by the power of data science and artificial intelligence.

Live Classes

Live classes provide learners with a sense of realism to the traditional brick and mortar environment whilst bringing learners the convenience of connecting anytime, anywhere. Our live classes ensure maximised learning and engagement time between learners and educators.

Design by Visualisation

We’ve embraced the power of edutainment through the use of mixed media, trans-media storytelling, game-centric development to maintain the learners ability to conceptualize learning concepts and theories.

Facilitators Who Care

Now more than ever, your child deserves the best with educators who love teaching – teaching learners to love learning :-).  Our innovations match educators and learners to provide proactive coaching and support.

Wellness Coaching

Our specialist wellness coaches strive to create a stress-free learning environment.  They assist learners by continuously assessing their physical and emotional state of mind.  We have partnered with Breathwork Africa to bring your child the best overall well-being programme.

Extra and Co-curricular Activities

It’s not just about academic excellence, we’ve also incorporated a holistic development environment to build social and emotional well-being.  Everyone is welcome to participate. Join our Minecraft team or one of the other awesome clubs.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Our online school for iLower Secondary stage follows a student-centered approach, focusing on interactive and engaging lessons that cater to the unique learning needs of young children. Our certified educators use a combination of videos, virtual classroom activities, and hands-on materials to create an immersive learning experience.

We prioritize your child’s safety and online security. Our platform uses robust security measures and age-appropriate online tools. Our educators are trained to monitor and guide students’ online interactions, ensuring a safe and positive learning atmosphere.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum covering core subjects like English, Afrikaans First Additional Language or French, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Global Citizenship.  Other subjects offered include, Geography, History, Design and Technology and Art and Design. Our curriculum is designed to align with national standards and is enriched with interactive elements to keep young learners engaged.

We understand the importance of social development. Our online school provides opportunities for students to interact through virtual classrooms, group projects, and online clubs. We encourage communication skills, teamwork, and social interaction within a digital setting.

Our teachers are trained to differentiate instruction based on students’ learning styles and abilities. We offer personalized learning pathways, provide additional support where needed, and offer advanced challenges for students who excel.

To attend our online school, your child will need a computer or tablet with internet access. We provide a list of recommended devices and software, as well as technical support to help you get started. You can even visit our Campus Mall to check out the best deals we’ve negotiated for you.

We use a variety of assessment methods, including quizzes, assignments, projects, and interactive activities to evaluate students’ understanding. Our teachers provide timely feedback and maintain open lines of communication with parents to discuss progress.

We understand the concerns about screen time. Our lessons are designed to be engaging, but we also encourage a healthy balance between online and offline activities. Our educators provide guidance on setting screen time limits and incorporating hands-on learning experiences.

Absolutely. We encourage parent involvement and provide regular updates on your child’s progress. Parents can participate in virtual parent-teacher conferences, access learning materials, and engage in discussions with other parents through our online platform.

Enrolling your child is simple. Visit our website and follow the enrollment process outlined there. For tuition fees, please refer to our website or contact our admissions team for detailed information.

Discover how parents and learners feel about our school

I want to say thank you SWALES ONLIINE ACADEMY, one of the best Online classes.  I would highly recommend Swales for online classes.  My child started this year March 2023 and from the day she started I was totally impressed with everything that Swales has to offer.  There are so many advantages of studying from home.  The teachers are excellent and their communication when kids miss their online lessons totally impressed me.  I can go on and on about the many reasons why parents should consider online classes and why Swales Online Academy is the best by far.

Angelina Naidoo

Grade 6 Parent

Swales Online Academy has changed our lives.  My daughter is doing so well in school, she loves her teachers and classmates. Me. As a homeschool mom, struggled to find the balance of school and every day.  Swales helped my kids to be independent and they love school now.  You can also do it from anywhere in the world and it boosts their confidence especially because they are in a comfortable environment of their own home.

Juanita Germishuys

Grade 7 Parent

Swales Online Academy is fantastic. I used to worry whether online schooling was the right fit for my children, but I know for a fact I made the right choice enrolling them here. Sometimes, we as parents have difficult choices to make regarding the best outcome for our children’s future. Don’t let schooling them be one of those difficult decisions. Take a chance with Swales Online Academy you will see that your children will be taught with passion and their educational future is in great hands.

Tracey Chalmer

Grade 9 and 10 Parent

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Welcome to a journey of growth and discovery!

We understand that the middle school years are a crucial bridge to higher learning.

We understand that the middle school years are a crucial bridge to higher learning.

Our mission is to empower students during this transformative stage, helping them develop critical thinking, resilience, and a passion for knowledge.

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