Alternative provision academy application process
Documents relating to the application process for alternative provision settings wishing to become academies.
These documents aim to help alternative provision academies meet the requirements set out in section 1C of the Academies Act 2010, and ensure educational provision is made for children of compulsory school age who (by reason of illness, exclusion from school or otherwise), may not otherwise receive suitable education for any period of time.
In addition to the application form, pupil referral units (PRUs) wishing to convert to alternative provision (AP) academies must complete these model documents:
- the memorandum and articles of association which provide the legal basis for the academy trust
- the funding agreement which sets out how the academy will operate
Before a PRU can incorporate the academy trust using the latest version of the memorandum and articles of association, they must clear the articles of association with the department.