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 a B2B division serving other educational providers, schools, local authorities and other public bodies under two brands, Wey ecademy and Academy21. Wey is also developing two additional schools – Quoralexis, an online language school teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Infinity Education, a premium fee paying online school offering a selective education.
With a 14 year track record, Wey is the UK’s leading company in this sector and has successfully educated thousands of students over its history. Although “for profit”, Wey 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.
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Barrie Whipp (Interim Chairman)
Barrie is Interim Chairman and Executive Chairman of Crimson Tide Plc (AIM:TIDE) which he founded in 1996 and formulated the ideas behind the Group’s mpro5 solution in 2003.
Previously, he 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 has a particular interest in education, having served as a Governor of Frant Church of England Primary School for 8 years, latterly as Chair of Governors. He has an Honours degree in History from the Open University and currently studies online with the University of Derby.
Jacqueline Daniell (Interim 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.
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.
He is 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.
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.
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.
Dame Erica Pienaar (Non-executive Director)
Erica has had a long and distinguished career in education and was appointed a Dame for her services to education in the 2014 Queen’s birthday honours list.
Until her retirement in September 2013, she was Executive Head Teacher of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. The Federation was established in September 2008 in Lewisham and comprises three Colleges: Prendergast-Hilly Fields College, Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College and Prendergast-Vale College. The federation is a “hard federation” led by a single governing body.
She began her career as a Science Teacher in 1973 and taught for 40 years in South East London. She was the Head Teacher of Prendergast School (Hilly Fields) from 1998 to 2008. At Crofton School (renamed Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College), Erica substantially improved the fortunes of the school which had been a struggling school with a falling student roll.
The Group’s main operating divisions are:
InterHigh founded in 2005, has a 14 year track-record of delivering online schooling for UK based and international fee-paying pupils. Our virtual school offers pupils a fresh relationship with learning. From small beginnings the school now caters for approaching 1000 pupils between 9 and 24 years old, offering a wide range of IGCSE, A/S and A-Level subjects. It is a complete school with full academic, pastoral and enrichment programmes ensuring that the young men and women who join the school study successfully for their future career choices.
Wey ecademy provides services and tuition to other education providers and schools both in the UK and overseas across a broad range of subjects and curricula. This can be teaching of individual subjects including iGCSE and A levels or specialist vocational courses. We also offer short term support for a young person with the aim of re-engaging them in their education and we can offer a more comprehensive longer term service depending on what is required.
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.
The Group’s developing divisions are:
Infinity Education is the UK’s leading premium online school offering a selective education. Our qualified specialist subject teachers use cutting edge technology to provide real time lessons in a wide range of subjects. Our pupils aim to achieve top grades at both GCSE and A Level and move on to study at leading universities in the UK and abroad. We offer a broad educational experience designed to equip our pupils with the confidence and the skills to succeed. Infinity Education provides the needs of the 21st Century teenager, helping them to achieve exceptional academic standards and outcomes.
Quoralexis Learning delivers online English language provision to learners of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and EAL (English as an Additional Language). We deal directly with other educational providers and institutions, both in the UK and overseas, to meet their individual and group teaching and learning requirements, by providing online English language classes for playgroups, kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, study-centres, colleges and universities. The B2B nature of our provision offers significant flexibility to the providers we work alongside, allowing them to offer a range of online English language courses at all levels and for all abilities.
London Learning Centre
Wey Education’s London Learning Centre offers the best in a broad range of online academic courses all year round.
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.
As at 25 February 2019 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 Limited||27,142,856||20.77%|
|David L Massie*||23,417,515||17.92%|
|Paul Daniell and Jacqueline Daniell*||13,065,157||10.00%|
|Unicorn AIM VCT plc||9,772,728||7.48%|
|Guinness Asset Management||5,714,286||4.37%|
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.
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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.
Shares in Issue
As at 25 February 2019 the Company has 130,707,120 shares in issue, of which 62.6% are not in public hands.
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Wey Education plc (incorporated in England & Wales)
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