About Us

Why we started & our mission:

To attack a series of obstacles with determination, strength and a lack of fear!

At the Ninja Code Academy, we take that Ninja philosophy and apply it to software coding, electronics and computer design.

We interact with software code daily, whether you use a computer, mobile phone, TV, car or other gadgets…

Just look at the smart phone revolution; there are over 2 million each on both Android and Apple’s platforms!

We believe that everyone, regardless of age or gender, in preparation for the future, must have a strong understanding of:

  • what software code does

  • how it is used with ‘naked’ hardware

  • how it affects our everyday lives…

Why learn to code and what the Government says:

In 2014, the UK government have acted directly to put coding onto the national curriculum. This is fantastic news for our children's future prospects!

Ninja Code Academy goes even further with electronics and computer design too!

  • Coding is now compulsory alongside English, Maths and Science

  • This makes the UK the first major G20 economy in the world to implement this on a national level

  • Backing technology and ensuring our children are equipped with the skills for the future is part of our economic plan

  • Britain is the place to start and grow a new tech company

  • This year by introducing coding into the curriculum, we are making sure Britain is ”The” place to learn to code

  • Replaced the “obsolete and boring” curriculum with forward thinking and modern objectives

About Us:

Navin Varsani created the Ninja Code Academy to offer software coding, computational and hardware design to everyone; not just the select few.


Navin loves to leverage technology providing novel ways to create fun and exciting projects that drive interactive learning without fear in a dynamic “try it and see” approach.


His interest in electronics and software systems started at the age of nine when he made his first radio powered with no batteries and just four components! The strongest signal was Radio 4 which is not very exciting when you are nine, but nevertheless extremely cool!


That intrigue fueled his curiosity and led to a global career spanning a broad depth of roles within: military/aerospace, mobile, broadcast/TV and cyber-security to mention a few. Navin held executive positions in many areas of technical microchip, systems and software design. Commercially, he has run applications engineering teams and business development operations with UK, European and Silicon Valley start-ups.


An electronics and computing pioneer, along with his natural extremely enthusiastic approach to learning, Navin is able to extend his broad "real world" technical and commercial knowledge to all students of the Ninja Code Academy... His ethos is that EVERYONE has fun and he especially enjoys grading the "best joke of the session"

Uma Varsani worked as an accountant in the City followed by a long tenure at Oracle as a Training Consultant for their Financial software and ERP suites. She then took a career break for 15 years to be a full time mother.


A Computing and business graduate, she has always had an interest in tech and firmly believes a good knowledge of software code development and use, allows you to do your job... Whatever it is... better!


Uma has a keen interest in education and has privately tutored both her own and other children for 11+.


She has been PTA chair, is involved in local charity support and a respected member of the community.


Uma and Navin's own children are of 'Generation Z' and so completely understand a parents life and the importance of preparing them for their digital futures!

What you will learn:


Objective: Make it relevant, make it fun, make it cool and make it physical! 


In the broadest sense, Physical Computing means building interactive physical systems through the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to events.

In practical use, the term most often describes design projects that use various sensors and microcomputers to translate “real world” analogue or digital signals (like buttons) to a software system. Outputs are controlled through electro-mechanical devices such as motors, servos, visual displays, LEDs and other hardware.


Engaging the Ninja visually and aurally (physically) ensures learning is fostered through curiosity, fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

The result is the Ninja goes from 'I swiped this' to 'I made this'... very cool!


The Ninja Code Academy enhances, extends and complements the National Curriculum with creative hands-on learning.


And let’s not forget IoT (Internet of Things) the next big “thing”… . See more about IoT here.

Coding is the fourth literacy!


Everyone needs to know how our digital world works, not just engineers.

We don’t even know what jobs will exist in the next 10 years, but being digitally aware, you will be prepared

The programmers of today will be the wizards of tomorrow. You will seem like you have magical abilities compared to everyone else.


Inspiring “The Inventor” in you: Do you have a child inventor or want to nurture one? Are you an aspiring inventor?

Inventors can be girls and boys; men and women of all ages and we will show you how. We will nurture you along the way and even help you develop your next big idea!


In an engaging environment, Ninja’s will learn to design, interface and control the real world with devices to do “fun” things.

We teach using ACTUAL software used by coders today. It is easy to learn and reads much like the English language and NOT gobbledygook!


Although we are aiming at girls and boys aged 8 to 18, we will soon be announcing clubs for adults.


Come and meet us by signing up to a FREE Discovery session at a location near you or just give us a call to discuss your requirements and special needs.


Here are some large celebrities opinions on why coding is important!

Steve Jobs 

Steve Jobs

Apple Co-founder, Designer & Inventor


“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think...”



Musician with The Black Eyed Peas & Entrepreneur


“Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It's important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.”

Bill Gates 

Bill Gates

Co-Founder of Microsoft, Investor & Software Developer


“Everyone can benefit from learning the basics of computer science. The questions it teaches you to ask — How do you accomplish a task? Can you find a pattern? What data do you need? — are useful no matter where you go in life.”

Stephen Hawking 

Stephen Hawking

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist & Author


“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”

Elon Musk 

Elon Musk

Tech entrepreneur, Engineer & CEO of Tesla, SpaceX


“I taught myself how to program computers when I was a kid, bought my first computer when I was 10, and sold my first commercial program when I was 12.”

Mark Zuckerberg 

Mark Zuckerberg

Entrepreneur & CEO of Facebook


“All of my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school - my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.”