Our Story

Younger generations are becoming more educated, but less skilled. It’s a problem that’s greatly impacting their opportunities.

EtonX is a British education technology company founded by Eton College in 2015 with one mission in mind: to create innovative software and high-quality course materials that allow students to develop the skills they need for their future success. Since then, we have supported teenagers all over the world using our customised learning platform.

Each course has its own Course Director from Eton College who has advised on the syllabus and content. It’s important to us that our courses include activities undertaken at Eton in lessons, tutorials and in extra-curricular activities that reflect Eton’s own teaching ethos.

Our mission is to make essential life skills accessible to teenagers all over the world, delivered with exceptional quality.

Catherine Whitaker, EtonX, CEO

About Eton College

Eton College is one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Founded by King Henry VI in 1440, the school is over 500 years old and, in that time, has helped to produce leaders in politics, business and technology.

Eton prioritises delivering a well-rounded education to its 1,300 students, coupling academic excellence with key life skill development. All boys are encouraged to take advantage of the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Through membership of their boarding house, sports, arts, music and hundreds of different societies (which boys run themselves) they have ample opportunity to develop soft skills.

At the heart of Eton’s values lies the belief that academic learning alone is not enough. How our students present ideas, work with others and prepare for new challenges are just as important. In launching EtonX our aim has been to create an online learning experience which is true to those values, equipping young people with the skills they need to thrive in a changing world.

Simon Henderson, Head Master of Eton College

Meet the team

Rahim Hirji

COO

Catherine Whitaker

CEO

Ben Hanneford-Smith

Head of Partnerships

Phil Macleod

Senior Master

Justin Nolan

Deputy Head (Co-curricular), Eton College

Jonnie Noakes

Head of Teaching & Learning, Eton College

George Fussey

Director of Career Education, Eton College

Jo Rainey

Master, Eton College

Our people

The EtonX team is made up of leaders in pedagogy, teaching and technology. Between us, we have 90 years of experience operating in education.