Empowering students to reach their academic goals

UK's #1 Online School and Private Tuition Provider


“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Malcolm X

Welcome to Dartford Excelsior

Welcome to Dartford Excelsior, a dynamic and committed community of students and tutors which comprises our Extension School that supports students in mainstream education to reach their full academic potentials, our Home School that supports students learning outside of the conventional schooling system and our Post-16 Academysupporting young people and adults re-accessing, up-skilling or re-skilling their education.

In this section of the website you’ll find information that covers all our schools as well as information about our various courses and programmes.

Director’s Welcome

Overview of Services

Extension School

Home School

Post-16 Academy

The UK’s premier online school specialising in the support of young people and adults looking to excel in at Key Stages 2 to 5

Director’s Message

Welcome to Dartford Excelsior, on online school that is revolutionising the way people access and engage with their education.

We have a diverse range of students enrolled with us spanning all age groups from year 4 students to adults. Our students are also spread all over the world from the UK, to continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. We truly are an international school and we are growing and we hope that you will be part of our story.

It is an exciting time for education as governments and educational institutions alike are having to re-think the way students access education and engage with their teachers. There is a drive to further remove barriers to entry at all levels of education and we here at Dartford Excelsior are eager to be at the forefront of these conversations.

Dartford Excelsior is distinguished by the depth of knowledge we have about how people engage with their education. As a collection of teachers, private tutors and online course design specialists, we are uniquely placed to understand what drives academic attainment.

Drawing on almost 30 years of the experience of our tutors, we have developed the DE Method of tuition, which has at its core a commitment to excellence and a compassionate approach to teaching.

Students enrolled on any of our courses or private tuition programmes will feel the DE Method infused into every aspect of their learning.

The principle features of the DE Method are:

  • a commitment to excellence and a commitment to the active nurturing of excellence in our students;
  • the prioritisation of the building of confidence and the nurturing of academic resilience in our students;
  • the employment of a ‘first principles’ approach to knowledge acquisition that empowers students to develop a robust understanding of the syllabus;
  • the implementation of a collaborative feedback loop through which knowledge is organically compounded and retained.

At the heart of our methodology is a love of learning. All of our tutors have it, all of our tuition aims to nurture it.

I am delighted that you are considering studying with us or enrolling your child into one of our Schools. Please continue to explore the website and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop us on email at info@dartfordexcelsior.com.

Apeike Umolu

Director of Studies

Our Schools

Our role is to give you an understanding of who we are as a school to help you in deciding whether Dartford Excelsior is the best place for you or your child to study and, if so, to help you through the enrolment process.

We very much hope that after reading through the information on the website you will enrol on one of our programmes or book a Consultation with us to discuss things further.

We are made up of three schools:

Extension School

Home School

Post-16 Academy

Extension School

Our Extension School is aimed at school-aged children who are enrolled in full-time education at a conventional school.

Our courses and private tuition programmes aim  to extend students’ learning outside school hours by providing extra tuition in specific areas of weakness.

The Extension School is for students who:

  •  want to access expert tuition in a specific topic or subject
  • want a structured programme of tuition to assist them in excelling academically
  • want to raise their attainment in school and national examinations
  • want to increase their confidence and resilience in specific subjects

Book a Consultation

Unsure which is the best course for you? Book a Consultation Lesson with one of our tutors.

During this lesson our tutor will discuss your requirements, do any level texting that needed and talk you through next steps. It’s a great way to learn more about us and, most importantly, for us to learn about you.

Consultation lessons last for about an hour and cost


If you would like a consultation, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you to get one booked in.

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