Parent of APC Pupil

I just wanted to thank you again for all your amazing work with ***. You’re fantastic at your job and I’m so pleased he had the chance to come to APC. I can’t tell you how grateful we are for everything. The kids are very lucky!

No doubt he will do amazing, I’m so excited for his future. We will never forget all the help and support you have given him/us.

When he came to you he was so isolated and hated school, for the first time since nursery he made proper friends and actually felt so comfortable and confident in school (which at times I thought I would never see). You’ve helped him grow in so many ways, I don’t think you all get enough credit for all the hard work you do with the children. *** will miss you all so much but I know he thanks you so much to. I asked *** what he thinks is the best thing about APC and he said all the teachers and his friends, he also said it makes people happy as soon as they walk in the door so new people don’t have to worry.

Parent/Guardian, APC Pupil

APC has been a life saver to my son and our family, he was at rock bottom but they took him, nurtured him and helped him grow in confidence.

Parents of Luke, APC Pupil

In the time that Luke has been with APC I have seen a massive improvement in Luke’s behaviour and it’s good to see him with his confidence back.

Parent/Guardian, APC Pupil

The staff are welcoming, exceptionally well trained and have a kind and understanding manner when working with the students.

Parent/Guardian, APC Pupil

Although it’s very early days my son has grown in confidence and feels like he actually belongs. APC is a godsend. We cannot thank you enough.

Parent/Guardian, APC Pupil

The highly trained staff understand the needs of my son and help him to overcome his barriers at HIS own pace with patience and encouragement.

Parents of Logan, APC Pupil

Thank you so much for all your support and chats. You and your team are wonderful. we are very grateful that Logan has been part of your school.

Parent of Ellie, APC Pupil

I just wanted to email you to express my thanks to the APC staff for the excellent provision they provided for my daughter this year.  The APC managed to improve my daughter’s self-esteem immensely during her short time with them, as well as improving her diet (which is something I haven’t been able to manage in 15 years).  I cannot believe the change in Ellie since attending this unit…Please could you send this email to the relevant persons who commission this unit so they know just how valuable this provision is for struggling parents/children and tell them to keep up the good work and ensure this unit carries on providing excellent education/social care for children who are struggling.

Parent/Guardian, APC Pupil

We are writing to you to convey our deepest gratitude for the outstanding support and compassion you have all afforded [our daughter] over the past school year. When she joined the APC she felt very badly let down by the educational system and the future looked fairly bleak. Even though the first term was a difficult period none of you abandoned her and slowly her confidence grew and her ability to study and learn started to return….. The only regret [she] has is not being able to study ‘A’ Levels in an APC style environment. Your approach to learning and lesson management suited her perfectly…..For [our daughter] it is the end of a chapter, for the APC another student making their way forward, and for us as parents it is profound relief and gratitude that we made the correct decision in [her] placement at the APC. We won’t forget this great thing you have done for our daughter.

Parent of Callum, APC Pupil

Whilst the staff are committed to supporting every child to achieve their potential, an enormous effort is made to support their emotional well-being to enable them to access learning. This level of support, belief and dedication could never be measured in any league table and in my opinion that is what makes this school, and what they do, outstanding. I wish you all the best, and I am very grateful for what you have done. You truly are a bunch of exceptional teachers who make a big difference to the lives of many disadvantaged or marginalised young people. Keep up the good work!

Parent of Liam, APC Pupil

APC…should be recognised for their work with Liam over the last year, they have managed to turn Liam around in his education to get him to a position to go to a normal college….something Liam was not in the position to do a year ago!  This has not been easy with his behavioural problems, however, they managed to do it.