Pupils come into Alternative Provision for a number of reasons but they are all pupils who need:


  • Smaller class sizes and higher teacher pupil ratios

  • A more bespoke and potentially vocational curriculum pathway

  • To continue their education whilst awaiting a place at a mainstream school due to exceptional circumstances

  • Guidance to develop strategies to support their social and emotional learning

  • Intervention places to assist with statutory assessment

  • Support to access their mainstream school place


All students who attend The Sunbeck Centre (Hambleton and Richmondshire PRS) require a referral supported by evidence that their mainstream school have explored possible support for the pupil including referral to other agencies, as set out in the Ladder of Intervention.


The schools that The Sunbeck Centre support are Bedale High School, Outwood Academy Easingwold, Thirsk School, Northallerton School, Stokesley School, Richmond School and Saint Francis Xavier School.

All admissions are arranged through Local Area Inclusion Panels, which consist of Head teachers and senior colleagues from the local area, other educational professionals including Local Authority representatives and the headteacher of the AP at The Sunbeck Centre. All admissions to NYAP require close dialogue and liaison between schools, parents and the Sunbeck Centre to ensure the best continuum of provision for the student concerned. A contract between the school and The Sunbeck Centre will be undertaken to ensure clarity from all parties to work together effectively.


Please see our Interventions for Schools page for more information on this offer.