Annabel Bates appointed as new Director of Academies

Following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process, Olive Academies has appointed Annabel Bates as the trust’s new Director of Academies. Annabel comes with significant expertise in the fields of inclusive practice, education leadership and curriculum design. She previously worked for United Borders, a London-based charity working with marginalised children and young people, where she developed innovative models of learning and…

A great awards night for Olive AP Academy – Thurrock

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock had a great night at this year’s Thurrock Education Awards held on Friday 29th November 2019. The prestigious awards night brings together all schools, EYFS settings and colleges from across Thurrock. There were over 430 nominations for the awards this year and Olive Academies was delighted that Adam Guilbert, Teacher…

Great news! Exam results 2019

Our three alternative provision (AP) academies in East London and East of England have all performed way above national averages for AP schools and pupil referral units in this year’s exams. Exams results for 2019 from across the Trust tell the story of how strong leadership in our academies, continued improvements across the Trust, high…

Olive AP Academy in Thurrock praised by Ofsted

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock in Tilbury has been rated as “Good” in all areas. Ofsted inspectors visited the academy in Tilbury on 4th and 5th December 2018 and graded the academy as “Good” in all areas. The new inspection report published on 22nd January 2019 states that “senior leaders have created a safe environment…

Launch lunch at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock

To celebrate the completion of our new academy building in Thurrock, a celebratory lunch and “open day” was hosted at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock in Tilbury last Friday 9th March. It was an opportunity for our guests from local schools and the local authority to meet our academy staff, headteacher Jo Hill, Olive Academies’…