Alternative Tuition Service

Our teachers provide a child-centred approach delivering tuition in a range of ways. This will include:

  • 1:1 online lessons;
  • group lessons online;
  • online platforms;
  • technology which enables the child to access their lessons in their school;
  • workpacks;
  • 1:1 face to face lessons.

Subject to referral criteria being met, the service can provide support for the following groups of children:

  • those medically unable to attend school for a period of time. ATS will work with the school, family and medical professionals to enable reintegration back to school at the earliest opportunity. Schools must provide the local authority with the full name and address of all pupils of compulsory school age who have been recorded with code I (illness) and who the school has reasonable grounds to believe will miss 15 days consecutively or cumulatively because of sickness;
  • those who have been permanently excluded and require support until an education setting has been found.

We are a registered JCQ exam centre and have a GCSE online learning platform for Maths and English. Our young people can also access a range of qualifications at Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills and a suite of NCFE qualifications.

The service works in partnership with families, schools and other agencies in order to provide the best possible support to all our children and young people irrespective of how long or how short their journey with us might be.


Service Lead, Tabitha Jones – [email protected].

[email protected], 01473 263818

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