Tuition Centre

The Tuition Centre at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock caters for secondary aged pupils with complex needs. We offer outstanding and highly effective teachers and leaders who deliver an innovative curriculum at KS3 and KS4.


Pupils who attend our Tuition Centre work in small groups and follow the national curriculum in mathematics, English, science and ICT. We also offer art and cooking.

We are always looking to increase the curriculum offer in the Tuition Centre and have secured tuition in geography, history and languages when pupils have shown a specific interest in studying these subjects.


At KS4, we are currently offering GCSEs in mathematics, English, science and art. In ICT, pupils access the OCR Nationals which has GCSE equivalence. There is also a suite of BTEC qualifications that pupils can access including science, cooking, art and design.

We offer all pupils the additional opportunity to complete Functional Skills exams (Levels 1 and 2) in literacy and numeracy.

Pupils are also able to access additional BTEC courses through South Essex College, where construction, motor vehicle, salon services, catering, sport and public services are currently offered.

There are also opportunities for pupils to take part in work experience and alternative education programmes.

Home Tuition

For some pupils home tuition is necessary due to their complex needs. The home tuition provided covers the core subjects; mathematics, English, science and ICT, but additional subjects are negotiable.

There is additional access to a wider curriculum available through NISAI, our online provider of virtual lessons.

If you would like any further details about the curriculum offered at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock, please email the academy office: