About us

Empowering Success Through Holistic and Individualised Learning

ALP Schools are a chain of Independent Special Needs Schools. Each of our schools is Ofsted registered and cater for young people who have struggled in mainstream education due to their special educational needs. 

Our unique selling point is that we offer small classes or one to one learning where the curriculum is tailored to the needs of the individual. We also recognise the importance of building up routines, relationships, respect and trust in order to achieve successful teaching and learning. 

Our schools are based in Kent and the midlands. With the following schools in our chain:

Name of School LocationAge Range Max Number of Learners 
ALP LeicesterBirstall, Leicestershire, LE4 4GJ6-1935
ALP Nuneaton Nuneaton, WarwickshireCV11 4NP 6-1950
Parkview Academy Welling, Greater London DA16 1SR7-1940
Pierview Academy Gravesend, KentDA12 2AH 11-2530
ALP Sittingbourne SittingbourneKent ME10 4HE7-1940

Each of our schools ensures that all learners work towards a Foundation Learning Curriculum. This ensures that each individualised timetable includes as a minimum core skills in English, maths and ICT, Vocational Learning and Personal and Social development. 

The ALP Schools brand was established in 2007 by Philip Hoppenbrouwers. The schools are now on a journey of providing effective education whilst also expanding the provision on offer by developing new opportunities in existing schools and seeking new establishments to operate from.

Mission Statement

At ALP we believe that education can help every individual achieve their full potential no matter what their ability. It’s what we stand for at ALP and it’s why we are here. It’s this belief that drives us to be so passionate about the work we do with our learners and it is why our dynamic and bespoke approach works for so many disengaged and vulnerable young people. ALP Schools aims to create flexible, individualised programmes of learning support for children and young people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to access mainstream education. From the point of referral, we focus on the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) of the learner and on family support, in order to provide the most effective and appropriate educational intervention.

Working closely with the Local Authorities,Behaviour Partnerships and local schools/academies we provide outcomes that are in accordance with the individual needs of each learner. We specialise in emergency, short, medium and long term education placements of young people with SEND including (but not limited to) Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties.