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Olive AP Academy – Cambridge

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Located just north of Cambridge city centre, our academy supports up to 35 pupils aged between 11 and 16.

Mark Kirby staff profile

Mark Kirby

Head of Academy

Our students are placed with us for a period of intervention work to support reintegration back to mainstream education. We also provide permanent placements to support long term success where mainstream schooling is no longer successful and young people are at risk of permanent exclusion.

Students who attend our academy are dual registered with our academy being the ‘subsidiary’ school and the school from which the student has been referred being the ‘main’ school. The overall objective for each student is that they will be supported to return to their mainstream school when they are ready.

Our aim at the academy is to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. We help our students develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives. We provide a wide curriculum to engage pupils and promote wellbeing, making use of our on-site gym, woodwork room, new purpose-built kitchen and multi-use games area.


You can find out about our admissions process on our academy website: https://apcambridge.oliveacademies.org.uk/about-us/admissions

Our academy priorities for this academic year

• To implement a creative, coherent, and skills-based curriculum

• To ensure all students have positive attitudes and a strong commitment to their education

• That all staff receive focused and highly effective professional development.

Ryan Kelsall

Chair of City BAIP and ESCIP

We welcome the collaborative approach taken by Olive since they took over the AP academies in Cambridgeshire. Working together with local schools they have developed and introduced programmes that are meeting the needs of our students, ensuring they are safe and making good progress.

Academy information

Olive AP Academy – Cambridge
Ascham Road,

Telephone: 01223 375514
Email: info.cambridge@oliveacademies.org.uk
Website: https://apcambridge.oliveacademies.org.uk/
Twitter: @OACambridge