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Olive AP Academy – Nene Valley

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Located in the historic town of Wisbech, our academy supports up to 35 young people aged between 11 and 16.

David Saunders staff profile

David Saunders

Acting Head of Academy

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 commissioning 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.

The academy building was purpose built in 2010 with on-site facilities including a food technology kitchen, fully equipped design and technology suite, art studio, hair and beauty salon as well as a fitness suite. We also make use of nearby outdoor spaces such as Thetford Forest to further enhance pupils’ learning experience.


You can find out about our admissions process on our academy website: https://apnenevalley.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.

Richard Scott

Headteacher, Thomas Clarkson Academy

I look forward to working with the team at Olive Academies in providing excellent AP provision for youngsters in the Wisbech area. It has been a great start and I have every confidence that this relationship will go from strength to strength.

Stephen Chamberlain

CEO, Active Learning Trust

We are delighted to be working strategically with Olive Academies to help to further develop high quality alternative provision and support across the locality. The Olive approach, which puts the needs of young people at the centre of their support for re-engagement by providing creative, nurturing and inspiring opportunities is a key ingredient in their success

Academy information

Olive AP Academy – Nene Valley
Coalwharf Road,
PE13 2FP

Telephone: 01945 479704
Email: info.nenevalley@oliveacademies.org.uk
Website: https://apnenevalley.oliveacademies.org.uk/
Twitter: @OANeneValley