Octagon AP Academy

A School that meets the academic and theraputic needs of all learners


The Octagon AP Academy supports up to 70 primary and secondary learners who have experienced difficulties with their learning and behaviour in mainstream school. Up to 25% of our learners have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education Health Care Plan. Learners are taught in small, well supported groups and follow a broad curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT, Humanities, PE, Art, Food Technology, Drama, Music, Life Skills/Citizenship and Languages. Learners have extra support for literacy and numeracy. Learners at KS4 can enjoy an even wider curriculum through the use of Vision to Learn. Courses taught include GCSE Statistics, RE, and Health and Nutrition. Primary learners also enjoy Forest Schools and swimming on a weekly basis. Learners also benefit from a weekly enrichment programme which allows them to explore healthy lifestyles and to experience outdoor pursuits and London's cultural sites.

Re-integration of learners to mainstream educational provision is a priority. All primary learners receive intensive support programmes that help them manage their behaviour at the Octagon and in their mainstream setting. Most primary learners return to their mainstream school within one term. KS3 and Y10 learners are supported to return to a mainstream school. In 2014/15 more than 35% of learners made a successful transition back to mainstream education.

Some KS4 learners prefer to move on to a college setting to pursue a vocational course. We support and monitor placements in a number of colleges within Haringey and in neighbouring boroughs. We work closely with families and outside agencies to give learners the skills and resilience they need to be safe and to raise their expectations of themselves as successful citizens.

Proud to be part of TBAP Multi-Academy Trust


Ensuring excellent educational outcomes for all learners

A range of therapeutic interventions

A highly successful re-integration programme

Excellent multi-agency support for all learners and their families

Meet Our Team

Angela Tempany

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher, TBAP East. Previous experience as Head of AP provision in Haringey and Herefordshire, SENCO in both primary and secondary mainstream schools, TAMHS project manager and Behaviour advisor KS1-4

Kaz Birk

Head of School

Patricia Wright

Director of Access and Inclusion

Appointed as Director of Access and Inclusion in July 2015 and interim Head of School in June 2016. Senior Leadership experience in Waltham Forest, Hackney and Haringey specialising in inclusion, behaviour management and interventions.

Vicky Browning

Director of Learning

Anne-Marie Johnson

Student Services Manager

Student Services Manager since October 2014. Previous experience in educational, social care and youth work sectors.