Arco Academy

Age Range:

11 – 16-year-old pupils

The Service:

Arco Academy is a Sports Specialist Alternative Provision, providing its students with core GCSE’s (English, Maths, Science), functional skills, vocational curriculum, accredited sports qualifications, careers advice, mentoring, work experience/ placement opportunities, club links, extra - curricular activities, outreach and a reintegration package to suit learner.

Curriculum Offer

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Who is the service for?

We provide full and part time placements for students aged 11-16 years old in Southwark and neighbouring boroughs. This placement is suitable for students who will be placed with us on a long- or short-term basis. We accept students who have an EHC plan.
Criteria for access to service

Referrals from Schools, PRU and Local Authorities only.
How can I access this service?

Arco academy Alternative Provision can be accessed through:

  • Mainstream school
  • Pupil Referral Unit
  • Social Inclusion Panel and the AWA Service, following advice and appropriate documentation from a school’s AWA officer.
  • Multi-agency assessment of needs.
  • Completing a CAF which should be sent to Local Authority (for proper
    consideration of the referral please include any evidence of prior assessments with proposed outcomes).

How is this service funded?

Funded through referring agencies.

Do you need to pay for this service?

This service is free to anyone who is referred.

Confidentiality and Impartiality

For any support or concerns, please contact our Welfare Team

Tel: 0203 189 1193


Useful to know

Day: Monday- Friday

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Term time and closed during school holidays.

Policies and referral forms are available on request.

Contact us

For general enquiries:

Email -

Tel: 0203 189 1193


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