Following a referral to Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central) each pupil is greeted by a member of our academy staff and an assessment of their curriculum needs is made. Parents/carers are invited to meet staff to share information and complete a pupil induction pack.

Following this first meeting pupils are assessed so that a ‘baseline’ of their current academic levels (reading and writing skills) as well as social skills and any additional needs they may have can be ascertained. When the assessment is completed we create an individual learning plan. The plan will determine the educational pathway for each pupil and provide valuable information that teachers use to plan lessons.

Pupils in KS2 to KS4 (age 7 to 16) are based at our main Stowmarket building:

Chilton Way
IP14 1SZ

T: 01449 613931

We have up to 46 pupils on role at any time at our Stowmarket site.

A full and enriching curriculum appropriate to their individual needs is offered as follows:


OA-SC KS3 curriculum


As part of our careers programme, we ensure that pupils in years 8-11 find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities. Pupils will have the opportunity to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer – through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions and taster events. Our pupils are also shown how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

If you would like any further details about the curriculum offered at Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central) please email the academy office