Olive AP Academy – Havering

Our alternative provision academy based in Hornchurch supports young people aged between 11 and 16. We offer a broad curriculum to a diverse group of young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We help our students develop the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their adult lives.

Our headteacher Ray Lawrence leads an experienced team who support our students to reach their full potential. Our executive headteacher is Mark Vickers.

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


We update the website regularly with the latest advice about Coronavirus. Please check our news page for copies of all letters sent to parents/ carers.



To help with learning at home, we have provided each student with a personalised plan and resources – academy staff are talking to each student regularly about their work and offer help as needed. The government are also providing lots of information for parents and carers supporting children to learn at home at the moment.  Here is a link to this latest government guidance.

The Department for Education has a helpline for staff , parents and young people who are seeking advice about COVID-19/ Coronavirus.  
T: 0800 046 8687, E: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Available: 8am to 6pm (Mon to Fri), 10am to 4pm (Sat & Sun).

The Department for Education have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’. The Department for Education has confirmed that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents and carers that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.



Ofsted Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Parent View gives parents/carers the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We value all feedback about our academy and encourage all our parents/ carers to complete the online survey at any time.






Safeguarding children at Olive AP Academy – Havering: 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 Kuda Mika via the academy office. T: 01708 478892

Olive AP Academy – Havering is part of the Olive Academies Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). For more information about our board members, 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 – Havering:

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Our students wear the following: grey Olive Academies blazer, grey Olive Academies jumper and tie, white shirt and black school trousers. Hats are not allowed to be worn on site.
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The daily timetable

The academy day begins at 8.30am with Breakfast Club and lessons begin at 8.45am. Lunch is at 12.30 and each day ends at 2.30pm.
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