Olive AP Academy – Suffolk currently caters for up to 92 boys and girls aged between 7 and 16 who have been excluded, are at risk of being excluded or have a medical condition that prevents them from attending mainstream school.

There is capacity for up to 12 pupils in our medical provision, 48 pupils in KS2-4 short-term provision for those who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion, and 32 additionally commissioned spaces for pupils with complex needs (most of whom have EHCPs).

Admission to the 32 additionally commissioned spaces happens through the Suffolk Family Services Team.

Admission to the remaining 60 places requires a referral to be considered through Suffolk In-Year Fair Access Panel (IYFAP) and places are assigned by the Local Authority following the decision by the panel that the pupil meets the admission criteria. You can find further details about exclusions and IYFAP from Suffolk County Council’s Fair Access Protocol and you can contact Suffolk County Council Admissions on 0345 600 0981.

If you, a friend or family member is looking for support with a school exclusion you can also contact these organisations for advice or support:

Just for Kids Law
The School Exclusions Project
Coram Children’s Legal Centre