Courtyard AP Academy

We follow the national curriculum and our learners have a range
of extracurricular activities to enhance their learning.

about Courtyard AP ACADEMY


The Courtyard AP Academy supports up to 16 learners who experience difficulties with their learning and behaviour in mainstream school. 8 of the places are for learners with an EHC and 8 for learners who are either at risk of being permanently excluded or have been permanently excluded. The great majority of learners have a history of disruptive education in mainstream schools with frequent fixed term exclusions.

We follow the national curriculum and our learners have a range of extracurricular activities to enhance their learning. We pride ourselves on working within the Behaviour for Learning framework which enables learners to develop the skills they need to be engaged, motivated and successful. The framework is based on the relationship with self, others and curriculum and promotes positive learning behaviours in and outside the classroom. We are proud that our learners develop a ‘love for learning’ and that accelerated progress is supported through a personalised curriculum which raises aspirations for all.

We have highly trained and experienced staff who work effectively to provide a personalised curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners. Achievement, Teaching and behaviour is outstanding and all our learners learn extremely well and make excellent progress.

The Courtyard works closely with primary schools so that wherever possible learners can return to mainstream school.

We have a strong partnership with parents and carers to provide a safe, successful and enjoyable place where learners gain the skills and confidence for success

Proud to be part of TBAP Multi-Academy Trust

Our STRENGTHS


Personalised learning

Behaviour for learning

Engagement of learners

Partnership with parents

Meet Our Team


Krishna Purbhoo

Executive Head Teacher

NIA SAUNDERS

Head of School

Barbara Collado

Business Support

Devi Zion

Learning Support Professional

Daniela Caton

Class Teacher KS2

kellie lumsden

Class Teacher KS1/2

kial John Lewis

Learning Support Professional

Corinne Hirons

Learning Support Professional

luwam arefaine

Learning Support Professional

Jermaine Foster

Learning Support Professional