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Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central)

Kingsfield PRU, situated at the Kingsfield Centre in Stowmarket, caters for the educational needs of  children and young people aged 7-16 years on a full time basis. Students attending the PRU are unable to maintain a place at mainstream school for a variety of Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. We also have two satellite provisions in Bury St Edmunds, one for KS4 students with challenging behaviour, and the second for assessment and 1:1 or part time tuition. 

This provider was Quality Assured in 2017 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

Who to contact

Mrs Helen Fortes
01449 613931
01449 775421

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council website

Where to go

Chilton Way
IP14 1SZ
Area served

Other details

Age Groups
Young people
School Transport assistance
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School Type
School Status
Academy Sponsor/Trust
Olive Education Trust
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DfE Number
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Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities


Kingsfield PRU


Kingsfield is a fully inclusive PRU situated across 3 provisions. Students are referred from mainstream schools and other educational establishments and places allocated by the Local Authority. We endeavour to work with all students placed with us, whatever their difficulties.


Our Offer: to raise the attainment of all our pupils to enable them to make accelerated progress whatever their starting point. In order to achieve this we aim to work collaboratively with our students, their parents and other agencies to personalise the learning for each individual.

 Universal Support

This is available to all students

Targeted Support

For those with additional needs

Specialised  Support

For those who need specialist support

·        Baseline assessments on entry to include Reading, Spelling, Handwriting, English, Maths, Science as well as Emotional Understanding, Attitude to Self and School etc.

·        Liaison with previous school/placement to establish chronology

·        Small group teaching with Teacher and Support Staff with pupils throughout the day

·        Variety of teaching styles, resources and differentiation in recognition of different ways students learn

·        PSHE underpins all our work

·        Personalised learning programme.

·        Clear progression pathway to support Post 16

·        Curriculum offer to support learning and achievement throughout Key Stages.

·        KS4 – up to 6 GCSE courses.

·        Activities to promote teamwork and co-operation within the curriculum.

·        Progression targets set and discussed with pupils regularly

·        Progress monitored and tracked across all subjects

·        Liaise with parents/carers

·        Share information with next placement.


·        Further advice sought to identify needs

e.g Educational Psychologist

·        Extra support in class.

·        Strategies discussed with students  and implemented in class

·        1:1 or small group additional support as identified.

·        KS4 - If GCSE pathway considered unsuitable Functional Skills courses offered

·        Liaise with parents carers to support needs identified

·        For those with Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan the SENCO will ensure that relevant support is put in place.

·        Work with other identified agencies to ensure all support available offered to student.

·        KS4 – other courses identified including college courses

·        Liaise with parents/carers to ensure needs met.





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