During the winter we operate a tutorial system that helps to ensure trainees return to their UK schools up to date with their classwork. In fact, many students return ahead in their studies.

A flexible timetable of six three-hour tutorial sessions per week provides study at key stages 2 to 4, GCSEs, Standard and Higher grades.

The work each student has to cover is arranged well in advance through contact between our education liaison officer, and the student's school. This liaison, which is crucial to the success of the programme, is continued through the winter in order to solve problems and monitor the student's progress.

Students provide their own books and laptop and are expected to complete their work to a high standard. A full report is made by the tutorial staff on a half-termly basis. Summary reports are made for students attending the British Ski Academy for short periods.

For information about the academic programme and liaison please email penny@britskiacad.org.uk.

Our thanks go to all the UK teachers, and headteachers whose co-operation makes it possible for the BSA to act as a satellite while their students spend time in the Alps training and competing in their chosen sport.