Alternative Provision

What is Alternative Provision (AP)?

The government defines AP as:

“education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education; education arranged by schools for pupils on a fixed period exclusion; and pupils being directed by schools to off-site provision to improve their behaviour.”


Who provides AP in Haringey?

Haringey Learning Partnership (HLP) brings together a range of schools and services to support children and young people in Haringey.

HLP's on-site offers include Commerce House, Philip House, Simmons House and the tuition service at Wood Green Library.

HLP supports children and young people from aged 5 to 19, who may not be able to attend mainstream school for a variety of reasons.

HLP also offers support to mainstream schools through their Primary and Secondary Outreach Teams, working with children and the adults around them, to enable children and young people to thrive in school.


How do I get more information?

Alternative Provision Statutory Guidance -


Here are some articles from Haringey’s website –

Not Fine In School has an article on education alternatives. You can read it here


Important contact details

Haringey’s SEND Information, Advice and Support Service(SENDIASS)

They will support you and provide you with free, impartial, and confidential information and advice.

Helpline 0208 802 2611




Haringey’s School Exclusion Team

Tel: 020 8489 3873 or 07790 932 664


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