Alternative provision and pupil referral units

Statutory guidance for local authorities and other alternative provision providers (AP). Dealing with children with special educational needs.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Alternative provision
  2. SEND: guide for schools and alternative provision settings
  3. Alternative provision census 2016: guide for LAs and AP providers

News and communications

  1. Alternative provision: overhaul to fix ‘broken system’ and improve standards

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Academy freedoms for pupil referral units

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. First special and alternative provision free schools given the green light

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. New statistics highlight ‘shameful’ education for children in alternative provision

    • Department for Education
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Alternative provision: vision and reform

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Working with external groups: managing poor behaviour

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  3. Alternative provision academy changes attitudes to learning

    • Department for Education
    • Case study
  4. Improving alternative provision: impact assessment

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  5. Improving alternative provision

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. Tri-borough alternative provision residence project

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Alternative provision: effective practice and post-16 transition

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Alternative school provision: findings of a three year survey

    • Ofsted
    • Research
  4. Military ethos alternative provision projects review

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. School exclusion trial evaluation

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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