Executive Headteacher’s Welcome

A welcome from our executive headteacher Mark Vickers

Our academy is an inclusive community which provides a broad, innovative and balanced curriculum for pupils aged 7-16. Our curriculum is designed to inspire and re-engage our pupils in learning.

I am delighted to lead our experienced staff team alongside Deputy Headteachers, Sue Cox and Michelle Simmonite. All our staff share a determination to improve the lives of our students, giving them the very best chance to be successful and achieve their ambitions.

Pupils are referred to the academy for a variety of reasons; they may be permanently excluded from a mainstream school, have a medical condition that prevents them from attending school or have been placed at the academy for a period of intervention work. Olive AP Academy – Suffolk is based on one site in Stowmarket.

We aim to give all pupils a fresh start to make a better future for themselves. With support and the right provision, we believe all pupils can become successful learners who are prepared socially, emotionally and academically for the challenges of adult life.

We aim to provide all pupils with the best possible standards of education. We want our academy to be a place where young people can thrive, learn and achieve their best. We offer flexible, personalised programmes and a wide range of positive experiences so that young people can develop the confidence to believe in themselves and make positive choices for their futures.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via the academy office or email info.suffolk@oliveacademies.org.uk if you require any further information about Olive AP Academy – Suffolk.

Mark VIckers, Executive Headteacher