Olive AP Academy – Suffolk caters for up to 96 boys and girls 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 10 KS4 pupils in our medical provision, 50 pupils in KS2-4 short-term provision for those who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion, and 36 additionally commissioned spaces for pupils with complex needs (most of whom have EHCPs).

Admission to the 36 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