Wey Education Plc


About Wey Education

Wey Education plc is the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide.

Using state of the art digital technology, Wey operates two established divisions – InterHigh, a non-selective fee paying online secondary school, established in 2005 and Academy21, B2B division serving other educational providers, schools, local authorities and other public bodies.

With a 14 year track record, Wey Education is the UK’s leading company in this sector and has successfully educated thousands of students over its history. Although “for profit”, Wey Education is conscious that its services directly affect the lives of its pupils and students and therefore strives to ensure they achieve outstanding progress and outstanding results.

We can help you achieve higher standards of education for pupils, school and parents

Our People

Jacqueline Daniell, CEO

Jacqueline is one of the founders of both InterHigh School and Academy21. She was previously the Chief Executive of InterHigh School where she led the operations and strategic direction with full responsibility for all the online school service delivery.

Jacqueline studied Architecture at Nottingham University, and later gained Masters degrees both in Management and in Town and Country Planning. She spent much of her career working in Project Management, creating and implementing sustainable regeneration programmes both in the Midlands and in South Wales. In 2005 she became involved in the design of an online secondary School – InterHigh, then gaining international and domestic Quality accreditations for this provision.

Jacqueline Daniell

Barrie Whipp, Chairman

Barrie was appointed Chairman of Wey in 2019, having been a Non-Executive Director for nearly three years. Barrie has a particular interest in education; he has an Honours degree in History from the Open University and served as a Governor of Frant Church of England Primary School for 8 years, latterly as Chair of Governors.  Barrie is also Executive Chairman of Crimson Tide Plc (AIM:TIDE), the provider of the mpro5 mobile app service which he founded in 1996.

Previously, Barrie founded the financial services arm of Tiphook plc and was Group Managing Director of IAF Group Plc. He served as a non-executive director of Wills Group plc as well as a number of private companies.

Barrie Whipp

Barry Nichols-Grey, Executive Director

Barry is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with PwC in 2012. Prior to joining Wey, he was Finance Director at Dezrez Services Limited, a SaaS provider to the UK estate agency industry.

Barry studied Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London and spent two years working at the Financial Services Authority before returning to Wales to commence his accountancy training and has a wide range of experience working with businesses ranging from start-ups to plcs.

Barry Nichols-Grey

Tony Knowles, Executive Director

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and has worked at Executive and Board level across a range of industry sectors.

Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, FCIPD. He is also a graduate and has a post graduate in personnel management. He has worked and led HR functions throughout the UK and EU as well as North America and Asia. Previously, he worked in Financial Services and more recently for a number of technology businesses successfully supporting acquisition and divestiture programmes.

Tony Knowles

Sara de Freitas, Executive Director

Sara is an eminent educator with twenty-five years working in research and higher education. Reaching Deputy Vice Chancellor level, she has worked in six universities in the United Kingdom and Australia, promoting the interests of students and leading on online education, curriculum design and educational infrastructure projects.

Sara has also co-founded a research institute and has contributed to research in student engagement, educational technology and learning innovation.

She currently holds a non-executive director role as Governor at the University of Sunderland and has been awarded fellowships at the University of London, Royal Society of Arts, the Business Excellence Institute and the Higher Education Academy.

John Bridges, Non-Executive Director

John Bridges has worked in the City for over fifty years. The majority of his first twenty years was in institutional stockbroking and the remainder in public company corporate finance.

John Bridges

Our Group

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InterHigh founded in 2005, has a 14 year track-record of delivering online schooling for UK based and international fee-paying pupils. Our online school offers pupils a fresh relationship with learning. From small beginnings the school now caters for over 1000 pupils between 8 and 24 years old, offering a wide range of IGCSE, AS and A-Level subjects. It is a complete school with full academic, pastoral care and enrichment programmes ensuring that the young men and women who join the school study successfully for their future career choices.

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Academy21 is a specialist in providing 'Alternative Provision' online. It delivers services designed to help schools, local authorities and other public bodies such as children's homes meet the challenge of delivering short, medium and long term provision for pupils with complex behavioural, medical and mental health issues. It provides a balance of academic challenge and educational engagement through quality teaching and learning with flexible study programmes - responding directly to the challenges schools and local authorities face in securing high quality, cost effective alternative education provision.

ATHE Level 4 Award in Teaching Online

What is the course?

The ATHE Level 4 Award in Teaching Online is a new qualification accredited by the Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) awarding body. The course has been approved nationally by OFQUAL and is available on the OFQUAL register.

Why has it been developed?

The aim of this new qualification is to support staff in the education and training sector to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to teach or train in fully online distance learning provision. The qualification will also be useful for those who teach in settings where there is a combination of online and face-to-face delivery known as “blended learning”.

Who is it for?

The course is for any teacher or trainer undertaking a fully online or blended learning course. It is designed for flexible use in different sectors, including schools, further education and training, and higher education. The course is available to any educator with a Level 3 or higher qualification in teaching or equivalent professional experience, typically at least three years’ full-time equivalent teaching in a secondary or post-secondary institution.

Who has developed it?

The course was commissioned by Wey Education and built by online learning specialists Sero Consulting Ltd for accreditation by the Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) awarding body.

Who will deliver the course?

Wey Education has been approved to deliver the course.

When will the course be available?

The qualification will be available for delivery for external students from January 2020. Delivery of the first course for Wey Education teachers is currently taking place.

How much will the course cost?

The full cost of the course is £695 for individual enrolments. For corporate or group enrolments, please contact paul.daniell@wedu.co.uk with details about your booking.

I have a question about the course

If you have a question about the course or would like more information on a specific subject, please contact paul.daniell@wedu.co.uk.

Details of the course

The qualification is worth 12 credits for 120 hours of study, including 38 guided learning hours. It covers ten units:

  • Introduction to online learning and teaching
  • Planning online teaching
  • Teaching and learning with synchronous tools
  • Teaching with asynchronous forums
  • Selection and use of open content
  • Online content development
  • Formative and summative assessment in online learning
  • Collaborative learning with wikis
  • Teaching and learning event observation
  • Self-reflection and self-development for online learning

Teaching Online Student Registration Information

Please fill out the information below, fields marked with a * are compulsory and must be completed in order to progress to Student Induction.


With 14 years in the education industry, Wey Education prides itself on its quality of service and seeks excellence from all its employees.

We are always looking for highly exceptional, enthusiastic and dedicated candidates to join our group that have good technical and interpersonal skills.

We pay competitive salaries which reward employee progress and effort, this enables us to recruit and retain high-calibre individuals, so If you think Wey Education can benefit from your skill set please complete the form opposite.



The Board is responsible for the governance of the Company, governance being the systems and procedures by which the Company is directed and controlled. A prescribed set of rules does not itself determine good governance or stewardship of a company and, in fulfilling their responsibilities, the Directors believe that they govern the Company in the best interests of the shareholders, whilst having due regard to the interests of other ‘stakeholders’ in the Group including, in particular, customers, employees and creditors.

High standards of Corporate Governance are a key priority of the Board and details of how the Company addresses key governance issues are set out in the Corporate Governance section of this website by reference to the 12 principles of Corporate Governance developed by the Quoted Companies Alliance.

Significant Shareholders

As at 22 June 2020 the Company had been notified of the identity and percentage holdings of the Company’s significant shareholders as set out in the table below:

Shareholder Name (* Director)Number of Shares% Holding
Gresham House Asset Management Limited27,142,85619.60%
The Estate of David Massie21,451,36215.49%
Jacqueline Daniell and Paul Daniell*10,316,4907.45%
Unicorn AIM VCT plc9,772,7287.06%
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc7,150,0005.16%
Premier Miton Group plc6,914,3374.99%
Guinness Asset Management5,714,2864.13%

There are no restrictions on the transfer of Wey Education’s AIM shares. The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

AIM Rule 26

This section of the website contains information required to be disclosed by AIM Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Business Description

A description of the business can be found at Our Group.

Company Directors

The names and brief biographical details of the directors are available at Our People.

Corporate Governance

A description of matters relating to Corporate Governance and the Board and Board Committees are included in the Corporate Governance section.


Wey Education plc is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 06342555.  The main country of operation of the Company is England.

Constitutional Documents

The Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association are available in the Reports section.

Shares in Issue

As at 22 June 2020 the Company has 138,478,613 shares in issue, of which 44.0% are not in public hands.

All notifications made by the Company

All notifications are available in the Company Announcements section.

Admission Document

A copy of the Company’s Admission Document is available for download.

UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.


Company Name

Wey Education plc (incorporated in England & Wales)

Company Secretary

Barry Nichols-Grey

Registered Office

Wey Education plc
10 Orange Street

T: +44 (0)1873 813 900


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In the Media

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Contact Us

For all enquiries please email us at info@weyeducation.com or write to us at:

Wey Education plc
10 Orange Street

T: +44 (0)1873 813 900