Olive AP Academy Thurrock

Thurrock, United Kingdom

Location: Thurrock, United Kingdom
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Olive AP Academy Thurrock

Olive AP Academy - Thurrock

Just 40 minutes from central London by train, Olive AP Academy - Thurrock is based in Tilbury. Our brand new building opened to staff and students in summer 2017. The academy was graded as 'Good' in all areas at its last Ofsted inspection in December 2018.

We work with pupils who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs.  Our alternative provision academy has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at any one time. 

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock is part of the Olive Academies Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), approved by the Department for Education. Established in 2013, it is one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision in England. 

Our aim is to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. We help our pupils develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives. 

To find out more about us and our work visit www.oliveacademies.org.uk 

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Address: Leicester Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1708 853781
What people say about us

Staff have positive relationships with pupils. They have successfully created a culture where most pupils are ready to learn.

- Ofsted, Olive AP Academy - Thurrock Inspection report, December 2018

As soon as I joined Olive Academies I knew this was the place for me to develop my career. All the staff were so welcoming and helpful. I felt supported straight away.

- Anna Timms - Assistant Headteacher, Olive Academies

“I heard Mark Vickers, CEO of Olive Academies, describe the ethos of OA and his vision of what alternative provision could and should provide children. I liked what he had to say and thought, I want to be part of this. I got in touch and was so pleased, a year later, to be appointed as an assistant headteacher and SENCo at an OA academy.”

- Charlotte Wright - Assistant Headteacher SENDCo, Olive AP Academy - Thurrock