Olive AP Academy – Thurrock

Our alternative provision academy provides a broad curriculum to a diverse group of young people. We moved into our purpose built building in Tilbury in July 2017. We cater for young people and children who have experienced difficulty in learning for a variety of reasons. We also offer support to students in mainstream schools who are experiencing difficulties and are at risk of exclusion.

Our principal aim is to encourage pupils to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives. Olive Academies provides enriching opportunities for young people who have been unable to succeed in their current educational setting and supports their return to mainstream school.

Collette Hunnisett is our headteacher at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock. She leads an experienced team who support our students to reach their full potential. Please read our Headteacher’s Welcome to find out more. Susie Tyler, Pia van Praagh and Julie Felstead are available in the school office to answer any questions from parents and carers – info.thurrock@oliveacademies.org.uk or 01708 853781.

Our academy is currently closed for the summer break until Friday 3rd September.

Our headteacher letters on our news page provide the latest information for parents and carers. For information on the onsite coronavirus testing programme and further guidance please visit our COVID-19 page.

Safeguarding children at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock: all staff at our academy take safeguarding children very seriously. All staff have been trained in safeguarding and child protection. If you have any concerns about a child’s wellbeing, bullying or e-safety, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Collette Hunnisett or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Charlotte Wright or Alistair McRitchie via the academy office. T: 01708 853781

Our academy’s SEND coordinator is Charlotte Wright; she can be contacted via the academy office.

With the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our staff and students more important than ever, we’re proud to be working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

Ofsted Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school or academy, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Please use this link to give your views: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock is part of the Olive Academies Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). For more information about our board members, our annual reports and accounts please visit www.oliveacademies.org.uk.

Here are some of our partner organisations who are working with us, delivering projects and support to our students at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock:

Latest News

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Our pupils wear a white school shirt, grey Olive Academies jumper and blazer, an Olive Academies tie, black school trousers or skirt and black school shoes.
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The Daily Timetable

The academy day begins at 8.30am with our optional breakfast club. Coaching for pupils is from 8.45am to 9am. Lunch is from 12.30 to 1pm. Each day ends at 2.30pm.
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