North East Derbyshire AP Academy

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 5 - 16 years

About North East Derbyshire AP Academy

Welcome to the North East Derbyshire AP Academy and thank you for your interest in our Academy.

The North East Derbyshire AP (alternative provision) Academy provides education to students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Our provision caters for students in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, at sites located in Chesterfield and in the High Peak.

Every child deserves an education. Our primary aim is to support and re-engage young people, enabling them to think positively about their future pathway, and life after the Support Centre, whether that be re-integration into mainstream, further education or employment. Our Vision: "Inspire, Achieve, Exceed"

​Our Pupils will:

  • ​Feel safe, valued and trusted
  • Recognise and achieve their full potential
  • Take responsibility for their behaviour, and make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Be positive about themselves and their future
  • Be tolerant of others, and of the beliefs and views of others
  • Be successful learners, both independently and when working with others
  • Be self-motivated and have high expectations

​We will achieve this by:

  • ​Creating a safe learning environment, free of stigma and negativity
  • Celebrating the success and achievements of every member of the learning community
  • Establishing nurturing and supportive relationships between staff and pupils
  • Setting high expectations for behaviour and academic success
  • Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that provides the skills, confidence and qualifications to access opportunities in life
  • Innovating learning, to engage and inspire
  • Promoting tolerance and mutual respect
  • Providing opportunities for students, parents and carers to voice opinions which form part of the decision-making process
  • Providing an inclusive programme of learning opportunities and experiences that promote engagement

Whilst the majority of our students have been permanently excluded, we work closely with local school clusters and the local authority to provide education opportunities to young people who are at risk of exclusion. Such placements have been highly successful in preventing numerous permanent exclusions in Derbyshire.

We are committed to working in partnership with young people, their parents and carers, their schools and other agencies to re-engage and enable them to become successful learners and responsible citizens. Where students are able to demonstrate positive behaviour and a desire to achieve, we aim to help them transition back to mainstream school. For those who require a more alternative approach, we provide a balanced and varied curriculum, delivered through high quality teaching and learning.

Alternative Provision is not a last resort for young people. For some it is the most appropriate way to meet their needs and put them back on a pathway to success.

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at

Yours faithfully,

Matt Morris


North East Derbyshire AP Academy

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Address: KS3 Support Centre, Hasland Site, The Green, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1246 237640
Positions available at North East Derbyshire AP Academy