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North Cornwall Alternative Provision Academy
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Regional Alternative Provision (AP) Academies

AP Academies (APA) provide education for mainstream pupils who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion on an intervention basis or who are medically unfit to attend school full time. The intervention cohort will be experiencing significant difficulties with accessing a mainstream education and would normally have been subject to a number of unsuccessful intervention strategies. All pupils will normally have experienced difficulties around attendance or behaviour.

APAs are a mainstream provision for pupils designated as disengaged. They are most effective when they are used as an early intervention strategy to re-engage pupils with their learning. They are inspected as a mainstream provision and as such have to meet OfSTED criteria with regard to attendance, behaviour, attainment and pupil progress. They are not special schools and should not be used for the long term education of pupils with statements of special educational needs.

As a mainstream provision APAs are not suitable for pupils whose needs are best met in a specialist provision.

Many Pupils arrive with low levels of attainment; some may have statements of SEN for SEBD or ASD or are undergoing the statementing process and are educated in the APA for an assessment period, pending decisions as to the appropriate education for these pupils.

The APAs function along traditional school lines with regard to expectation of behaviour, attendance, uniform and the delivery of the core and the wider curriculum, while working specifically on pupils skills in order to ensure effective placement outcomes for all pupils.

Pupils access the APA either through permanent exclusion or as a result of being referred to the pupil placement panel or medical pupil referral panel. This panel, made up of local schools, acts as the placement panel for pupils into and out of the APA.

North Cornwall AP Academy is part of the Wave Multi Academy Trust

Ofsted information about North Cornwall Short Stay School.

Who to contact

Contact name
Alison Pearse
Contact position
01840 213968
Parent organisation
Wave Multi Academy Trust

Where to go

North Cornwall AP Academy
North Cornwall AP Academy
3-5 Barn Lane
PL31 1LZ

Time / date details

When is it on?
Open Monday to Friday (Term time only) from 8.30am until 2.30pm
Time of day

Other details


Age ranges
From 5 years to 16 years
Referral required
Referral details

Referrals made by mainstream school placements. Referrals processed through Pupil Placement Panel at Cornwall County Council.

Inclusion details

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North Cornwall AP Academy SEN

Last updated: 04/05/2021

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