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Head of School's welcome

A welcome to Olive AP Academy - Cambridge from Tony Machin, Head of School

Our academy supports children and young people who have often experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We offer our students the chance to learn in small, well-supported groups with a focus on purposeful learning.

Our dedicated team of teaching and support staff deliver an innovative, engaging, high-quality curriculum personalised for each of our students

We share a commitment to provide each of our students with creative, nurturing and inspiring learning opportunities.

Our students are amazing - with the skills and potential to achieve their ambitions. Our inclusive academy is very much part of the local community. We work closely with parents and carers to make sure each of our students develop the confidence, resilience and knowledge they need to achieve success.

Olive Academies' values are at the heart our community and in all that we do:

Ambition : All challenges can be overcome and education is an important lifelong journey.

Reflection: Learning from experiences and developing a capacity to improve further.

Determination: Not giving up on those who have not experienced success.

Conviction: Everyone has the capacity to reach their potential.

Please do not hesitate to contact me (e: tony.machin@oliveacademies.org.uk) if you would like to visit our academy or would like any further information about Olive AP Academy – Cambridge.

Tony Machin
Head of School

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Tony Machin

Head of School

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