Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Alternative Provision School

Learning to Succeed

Attendance from September 2020

DFE guidance states all pupils should return to Alternative Provision Schools full-time from
September. We have assessed the risks and put in place proportionate control measures. (These can be seen in the risk assessment on the website.) We have taken steps to minimise social contact and mixing as far as is practicable.

Please contact the school if you have any concerns with regards to your child attending and we will do our best to answer any questions.

It is recognised some of our pupils have alternative timetables, but the expectation is the pupil
attends these sessions, with the intention of it being increased over time to full-time. Please be
aware, if your child does not attend for good reason, the school may decide to start the “Attendance Improvement Meetings” (AIM).

Please let the school know before 10am if your child is off or unable to attend their alternative
provision school due to COVID symptoms, is self-isolating for any reason or they are unwell.

At Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Alternative Provision School we enable pupils to become successful in any classroom or wider social environment by providing a personalized learning experience that focuses on the development of social skills. When they are with us, our pupils are equipped with the tools to develop resilience, respect, and the ability to manage their emotions to ensure they are ready to learn and thrive.

Our highly skilled staff team provide pupils with a learning environment that recognises all members of our community as equals. This means small classes, a high staff ratio, personalized learning plans, a tailored curriculum and fresh start approach to every lesson. There is close contact with parents including regular re-set meetings and telephone calls.

We have places for up to 54 pupils. Our pupils are mixed and aged from 4 to 16. Referrals are made by the Local Authority for pupils who are either awaiting a specialist placement, in need of a school place or have been permanently excluded from school.

Our school is located in the heart of Cheltenham , close to the railway station.

Our website will provide you with a valuable insight into everyday life within the school, we hope you’ explore and enjoy. We welcome any enquiries and our team can be contacted on the number below if you require further information or would like any paper copies of the information contained on the site.

Warmest wishes,

Interim Head
Nick Stanton