Welcome message from James Shryane, Head Teacher:


The Skylark Partnership Trust and the Hospital and Outreach Education Local Advisory Board, staff and I are delighted to introduce you to the work of our Alternative Provision Academy.


Hospital and Outreach Education AP Academy (HOE) is commissioned by the local authority to provide educational support for children and young people aged 4 to 18 who cannot attend mainstream school due to a diagnosed complex medical and/or mental health condition: these may be an inpatient at our county hospitals or located in the community.


We provide personalised learning and support for pupils so that they are enabled to make rapid progress in their learning and emotional well being. Our teaching and support helps our pupils successfully transition back to their home school or the next phase in their learning.


We cannot change our pupil’s past experiences, but we can influence their future by restoring their self-confidence, self-esteem, and giving them the resilience and tools to be able to cope in their chosen educational or vocational destination. We firmly believe that all our pupils can achieve, regardless of their personal circumstances and medical or mental health condition.


Parents cannot apply for their child to attend Hospital and Outreach Education. Referrals are made by their child’s school and are supported by a medical practitioner.

The Skylark Partnership vision is:

Provide access to personalised education and lifelong learning for pupils and young people with medical and mental health needs, accepting the whole child and providing hope to them and their family for an optimistic future, enabling them to make progress and achieve their full potential.

‘Together we can’

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 Hospital & Outreach Education were awarded the University of Northampton Changemaker in Education award for their AV1 project 2019  

The Education Changemaker Award is given to an educational project which is trying to bring about significant change. The AV1 project is looking to change the educational experience of children and young people with medical needs who cannot access school full time. The award recognised the achievements of the project and the positive impact it has had on children’s lives.


Northamptonshire County and Youth Ambition Awards 2018

Hospital and Outreach Education are proud winners of the SEN Provision of the Year for 2017 and were well represented again in 2018. This year, the deputy head teacher was shortlisted for a ’Lifetime achievement award’ and although she did not win, she was a worthy nominee. She has worked for the local authority for over 40 years now and was given a long service award and invited to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace.

3 of our pupils were also shortlisted for ‘Taking Control of your Life’ and ‘Special recognition’ Awards in the Youth Ambition Awards. Although they were not successful, we are immensely proud that they were shortlisted and for them to know that all of their hard work and determination has been appropriately acknowledged.

For any further information
please contact us on
01604 662250

Delapre Learning Centre
Alton Street

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