Alternative provision statutory guidance
This statutory guidance is for:
- local authorities
- governing bodies
It applies to all educational settings providing alternative provision (AP):
AP settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.
This guidance covers the use of AP where:
- local authorities arrange education for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education
- schools arrange education for pupils on a fixed-period exclusion
- schools arrange education for pupils to improve their behaviour off-site
Our directory of alternative provision providers can be found here.
- Department for Education
- Statutory Guidance
- Date Published
- Updated June 2016