News Archive

Head of Centre Visits New York


Our Head of Centre for Crawley, Mr McConnell, Visits New York

The ESU Walter Hines-Page Scholarship

Every year scholarships sponsored by the English-Speaking Union and NASUWT are awarded to teachers from the United Kingdom to research an area of education in the United States or Canada. Most travel, accommodation and living expenses during the tour are covered by the award.

In April 2013 after application and interview I was chosen as one of the NASUWT teachers to undertake this scholarship. My research proposal was to compare the experiences of young people excluded from mainstream education in West Sussex with the New York State Department of Education. I spent 3 weeks experiencing schools in New York and talking to teachers, politicians and young people all over New York City. I am currently writing my full report… watch this space.

Artsmark Award

We are pleased to announce that the West Sussex Alternative Provision College has successfully obtained the ‘GOLD’ Artsmark award. We are currently in the process of building our gallery which will demonstrate all the good work that goes on in our centres so please keep a close eye on our website to ensure you don’t miss out on viewing some of the superb art work created by our very talented young people.

Visit the Arts Council website to see more about the Artsmark award

APC Students meet EU politicians


Students from West Sussex Alternative Provision College (APC), Turners Hill Road, Worth, visited the European Parliament in Brussels on March 31. They visited the main parliament buildings and attended a preation on how the EU democratic structures work. Keith Taylor Green, MEP for South East England, sponsored the visit and met the students to answer their questions.

The pupils asked questions about fracking in Balcolme, Education for EU students and Democracy and the UK.

Read the story on the Crawley and Horley Observer website.