When a child is at risk of permanent exclusion or would benefit from support outside of the school setting, schools can commission Alternative Provision (AP).
Alternative Provision examples are:
- Educational establishments which are not mainstream, academy, special or private/independent schools, for example, registered independent alternative provision schools or unregistered alternative providers
- Pupil Referral Units
- Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form Centres for alternative provision for 14 to 16-year-olds
- Specialist commissioned staff who may work within the school setting to support students to prevent exclusions.
You can find more information in the Alternative Provision Guidance. This includes a list of alternative education providers.
Please watch the following video for more information on Alternative Provision in Warwickshire: