Alternative Provision

What is alternative learning provision?


Alternative Provision is an education provision for students who are not accessing mainstream education for a variety of reasons.


Alternative Provision


  • Is a strategy to avoid permanent exclusion for students and to encourage inclusion in education
  • Recognises we are all individuals with different strengths and weaknesses and that mainstream education is not for everyone.
  • Offers a different setting with a broader choice of subjects for student which may encourage attendance and engagement.
  • Gives students a chance to engage in education while they are waiting for a school place to become available.
  • Offers a more flexible and reduced curriculum for students to study subjects they enjoy and therefore achieve success

Students who are referred by a school remain on roll with that school.  The school funds their place and remains ultimately responsible for the student. The offer of Alternative Provision shows a commitment by the school to an inclusive approach to the student’s ongoing education.


Students are also referred by residential care companies who access qualified teachers at the provision to deliver bespoke courses. Students are also referred by Councils and PRUs (Pupil Referral Unit’s).



Courses offered include teaching and exam


  • GCSE courses in English, Maths, Science, RE, ICT, History, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology, Sociology, PSHE and English Literature.
  • Functional Skills – Entry levels 1,2 and 3; Level 1 and 2 – English, Maths and IT
  • Flexible tuition courses available with or without non accredited learning.

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