About us

The Olive Academies family

A pioneering network of alternative provision schools across London and the East of England.

Olive AP Academy - Havering is part of the Olive Academies multi-academy trust which specialises in supporting children at risk of exclusion and young people who have been been permanently excluded from school.

Our family of alternative provision (AP) academies work together and share their expertise to give our students the best support and educational experience possible. We are ambitious about what our pupils are able to achieve.

Olive Academies' mission is to provide all our students with nurturing and inspiring learning opportunities which will re-engage them in education - and transform their lives.

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We're thrilled to share the trust's latest Summary Annual Report. 2022/23 has been a positive year for Olive Academies. With continued focus on the quality of education across all five academies, there has been further development in the breadth of curriculum, the therapeutic offer and range of accreditation. This has positively impacted pupil’s academic outcomes, which have once again exceeded the national averages for the alternative provision sector.

Summary Annual Report 2022/23

At Olive Academies we believe that every child and young person has the ability and the right to learn and achieve

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All our academies are vibrant communities which:

  • give young people real world curriculum experiences
  • deliver outstanding teaching
  • develop dynamic leadership (including staff and student leadership)
  • create a culture of respect.

Olive Academies was established in 2013 and we employ over 120 members of staff across our five academies and at our Training and Development Centre.

Olive Academies is a charitable company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 8747464. Registered office: Training & Development Centre, Inskip Drive, Hornchurch, RM11 3UR.

Olive AP Academy - Cambridge

Our alternative provision academy in Cambridge, supports young people from across the city and surrounding villages. There are up to 35 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at the academy. The academy joined Olive Academies multi-academy trust in May 2021.


Olive AP Academy - Havering

Our academy in Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering, supports young people aged between 11 and 16 who have been permanently excluded from school. The Olive Academies Training and Development Centre is also based at the academy.


Olive AP Academy - Nene Valley

Our academy based in Wisbech joined Olive Academies multi-academy trust in May 2021. There are up to 35 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at the academy.


Olive AP Academy - Suffolk

Our alternative provision academy in Stowmarket supports up to 94 pupils, aged between 7 and 16.


Olive AP Academy - Thurrock

Based in Tilbury, 40 minutes from central London, our purpose built academy building welcomed students in the summer of 2017. The academy has up to 96 pupils aged between 11 and 16 on roll at one time.


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Partnerships are the the key to making our academies into thriving, inclusive, successful learning communities. We work hard to involve parents, carers and local communities our academies; establishing partnerships with mainstream schools, local authorities, charities, local and national businesses and community organisations.