At ALP Leicester ‘We specialise in education placements of young people with SEND including (but not limited to) Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Emotional, Social and Behavioural Difficulties, challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties.


Welcome to ALP Leicester

We recognise that our learners may need additional support before they are ready to fully engage in the curriculum. Therefore, we typically follow a progressive step by step approach as summarised in the mnemonic; ARRRTT


  • Attendance: Focus on improving each learner’s attendance level to ensure they give themselves the basis to achieve.
  • Routine: Tutors help learners to gain a routine that is adapted to pupils individual needs to ensure they feel comfortable in the educational environment.
  • Relationship: Learners are assisted in developing sound relationships with tutors and other service users.
  • Respect: Working with learners and families in a holistic manner to maximize their life-chances and educational potential.
  • Trust: When a pupil feels more secure and understood.
  • Teach: A formal, academic curriculum takes place.

Healthy Schools

ALP Leicester takes the Health and well being of all our pupils very seriously, therefore we increase awareness and knowledge of health and well being through PHSE and PSD lessons as well as working alongside the following organisations:

e safety

ALP Schools take e safety very seriously and are currently working with Thinkuknow and Childnet to increase awareness.

ALP Schools take e safety very seriously and are currently working with Thinkuknow and Childnet to increase awareness.

ALP Leicester is an e-Safe school

Communication Commitment

We recognise that communication drives learning and attainment, and strong language and communication skills are linked to better outcomes for the young people within our schools. Therefore, ALP Leicester is actively participating in the Communication Commitment.

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World Skills Day

We recently visited the world skills show at the NEC arena on 21st November 2019 and a great time was had by all.

No Pens Wednesday

Last week, ALP Leicester had a really successful ‘No Pens Wednesday’.  

No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities. At ALP Leicester, we did just that on Wednesday 13th October.  Staff and pupils enjoyed a day of activities – all without a single pen or pencil in sight! In primary, to link with their thematic learning topic of ‘From A to B’, pupils worked in teams to help navigate a blindfolded person around a maze which had been set up in the hall. 
In Secondary, pupils took part in various activities, including a giant game of snakes and ladders to support their learning in maths.  Staff really stepped up to the challenge of planning a whole day of ‘no pens’ activities whilst pupils enjoyed the different activities planned for them.

A visit from Employability UK

We have recently had a visit from Employability UK. Their mission is to facilitate employer engagement to enhance the aspirations, opportunities and career prospects of enthusiastic and committed young people.

Students took part in ‘Be your Best You’, ‘A-Z of Super Confidence’, ‘Free Time’, ‘Health & Fitness’, ‘Next Steps’ (CV’s, pathways to work) and ‘vision boards’.

Congratulations go to James Shortland won the Star Student of the day

ALP Leicester Awarded Funding to run an Arts Education Award

Thanks to the Arts Council England, we will now be able to run the Arts Awards in school, starting from September 2019 alongside our existing programmes in Asdan and NCFE qualifications. They have agreed funding for us to buy two brand new high spec cameras that will be used within Art and photography.

ALP Leicester Competition Joy! They’re all poets…they just didn’t know it…

Back in February this year, Kate Shaw, ALP Leicester, sourced and ran a Young Writers’ Poetry Escape Competition for the English secondary and post 16 students to encourage them to think and write creatively and generate an appreciation of poetry amongst them. The competition was voluntary and students were given the task to write a poem around the theme ‘escape’.

In total, 6 students entered and the school received the exciting news that 4 learners’ poems have been selected to be published in the book Poetry Escape – Poets from The East Midlands, which is scheduled for publication on 10th July 2019.

All students and staff were delighted with the news. There were over 8,000 entries in total, so the students have done extremely well to achieve publication. Well done to them all! What a talented bunch!

ALP Leicester Hits the Top Notes

During Autumn term 2018, we were lucky enough to be be able to take some of our Primary and Secondary Learners to a local recording studio in Melton.

The trip gave learners hands-on experience of making a music track from start to finish. Together, we created a CD with tracks featuring our Learners. Some Learners chose to play their own whilst they sang, whilst others chose to sing to backing track – creating a lovely variety of tracks for our album.

At the end of the process, the studio made us our own CDs, which we sold at our Christmas play to help to raise funds for Rainbows Hospice.

The day was a great success and we’re very grateful to the studio for inviting us in. Our Learners really enjoyed the day and gained a great experience from it. Some of them enjoyed the experience so much they’ve told us that they would love to spend more time in a recording studio!

ALP Leicester Primary All Stars

We’re very proud to share that, during the Autumn term, our Primary children won a ‘Primary All Stars” competition. We won £1000 worth of sports kit which we will be using in our PE lessons. We are very grateful as all the kit will go to very good use. The above picture shows some of our primary students and our new kit.

We’re Supporting Rainbow’s Hospice in 2018-19!

ALP Leicester have chosen Rainbows hospice for children and young people as their associated charity for this academic year 2018/19. Rainbows are the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, it is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Their incredible team of people help with end of life care, symptom management, short breaks and respite care. They also support parents and siblings through bereavements and care for children until the end.

Throughout the year we will be hosting enrichment activities for all of the learners to get involved with, to raise money for this incredible charity. This will include, the Christmas Craft Fair and raffle which raised an incredible £300.73! We look forward to a year of raising money for Rainbows!