About us

Octavia AP Academy is a fully inclusive school that supports up to 35 secondary learners who have experienced difficulties with their learning and behaviour in a mainstream setting. We receive referrals from a wide variety of secondary schools across Fenland, Cambridgeshire and focus predominately on years 10 – 11.

Learners are taught in small, well supported groups and follow a broad curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT, PE, SMSC and a range of Vocational and GCSE Option courses.

Learners receive additional support for literacy and numeracy which is delivered by a team of experienced Learning Support Professionals. To further enhance our work we run a range of extracurricular activities that can be accessed by all learners covering a wide range of learner interests.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Director of Learning

Richard Rushton

Head of School

Previous experience as a teacher of Physical Education, Head of Department and Head of Year in a large secondary school in Norfolk.

Student Services Manager

Steph Larham

Student Services Manager

What we provide

A cornerstone of our work at Octavia focuses on working closely with families and outside agencies. We place great emphasis on developing learner resilience and giving each learner the necessary skills so that they can safely and successfully take their place in the communities that they live in.

Head of School:
Richard Rushton

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