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Our teachers provide a child-centred approach  delivering direct tuition on a 1:1 basis as well as where appropriate an online offer.

Subject to referral criteria being met, the service can provide support for the following groups of children:

  • those deemed medically unable to attend school
  • who have been permanently excluded
  • those with SEND, who are awaiting specialist placement and are currently not in a mainstream school

We are a registered JCQ exam centre and have a GCSE online learning platform for Maths and English. Our young people can also access a range of qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills and a suite of NCFE qualifications.

The service works in partnership with families, schools and other agencies in order to provide the best possible support to all our children and young people irrespective of how long or how short their journey with us might be.


The named officer for the education of children with health needs is Maria Hough. Maria.Hough@suffolk.gov.uk


ATS is part of the Specialist Education Service.

Who to contact

01473 263818

Where to go

Alternative Tuition Service
1st Floor
76 Montgomery Road
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Area served
All Suffolk
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Parking details
Parking is available within the immediate vicinity.

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

The Alternative Tuition Service is referral-based. 

Each referral to ATS should have a completed inclusion referral form, appendix and a recent risk assessment. Include any other documentation that may be deemed relevant to the referral.

Download the referral form.

Download the appendix form

Download Risk Assessment form.

Please contact 01473 263818 if you would like more information about the referral process.

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Young people

Local Offer

Local Offer
Working together to improve school attendance - GOV.UK
School suspensions and permanent exclusions - GOV.UK

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