Brief Description of The Provision Waltham Forest College AP is based in and run by Waltham Forest FE College. This is housed in a large, grand, town-hall-type building in Waltham Forest, North East London. It runs two programmes for pre-16s and has space to cater for 60 young people, although when the research visit took […]


Brief Description of The Provision Willowbank is part of the additional support needs provision in North Lanarkshire.   It is located in Coatbridge and is within easy travelling distance of most young people in the LA.. It is a non-denominational, co-educational resource providing full-time and part-time day placements for up to 50 young people of secondary […]

Brief Description of The Provision The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme is “an individually tailored personal development programme for young people aged between 13 and 25. It combines one-to-one support and group activities through which young people gain the personal, social and life skills needed to stabilise their life circumstances and eventually move into education, employment, […]

Brief Description of The Provision The Link Centre is part of the Secondary Pupil Support Service (SPSS) in the Belfast Education and Library Board (BELB). SPSS currently work in 18 post primary schools and offer short term alternative placements for one to two academic terms.. Each week staff work with one group of KS3 and […]

Brief Description of The Provision The Bridge AP Academy is one of four secondary provisions in the Tri-borough Partnership (TBAP), a multi-academy trust established in 2013. It is based in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Prior to academy status it was a PRU. Over a ten year period it has moved from satisfactory […]

Brief Description of The Provision The South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB) in Northern Ireland includes five alternative education provisions (two in Castlereagh and one in each of Downpatrick; Redburn; Lagan Valley) which cater for around 100 young people[1]. Young people are transported to centres from across the library board areas. A typical centre […]

Brief Description of The Provision Nacro provides alternative provision at centres across England. The Leeds centre is one of five in Yorkshire and The North West. The Leeds centre caters for 24 part-time students a year on a motor vehicle maintenance course. These students begin with them in year 10 and continue into year 11. […]

Brief Description of The Provision Kibble Education and Care Centre[1] is a social enterprise situated in Paisley. Among the services provided are open residential and secure care, fostering and day education for upwards of 100 young people aged between 5 and 24. At the time of our visit, 22 young people attend during the day […]

Brief Description of The Provision Jamie’s Farm is in Wiltshire. It can take groups of students from anywhere in the country, depending on how far the school is prepared to transport the young people (this is the responsibility of the school). Typically Jamie’s Farm are commissioned by schools to provide a week-long residential (Monday to […]

Brief Description of The Provision The Inclusion Support Base (ISB) in North Lanarkshire is part of the continuum of educational provision offered by the local authority (LA). It supports young people who are disengaging from mainstream school, both in school settings and away from mainstream school settings. Content and Delivery ISB provide three main services […]