The Elland academy is an Alternative Provision Free school academy that provides full and part-time education and support for children and young people in KS2-KS4 who for a variety of reasons are unable to access mainstream education. The most prevalent category of need identified is Social emotional and mental health (SEMH) and additionally described as being at risk of permanent exclusion.
The Elland Academy opened on the 1st of September 2014 with 63 students that increased to 89 students over the Year. The number has grown to 112 this Year. On opening, the academy was spread across 5 different sites which posed a big challenge in ensuring cohesiveness and a standardised approach. We moved into our current location in January 2015 with a clear and robust action plan in place to provide the much needed pace and challenge.
In July 2017, the Elland was judged 'Good with outstanding features' by Ofsted.