Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to The Altus School.

The Altus School is the Local Authority's new, single alternative provision for young people in Gloucestershire, bringing together the LA maintained AP schools of Cheltenham & Tewkesbury (CTAPS) and Stroud & Cotswold (SCAPS) - which merged in 2022 to form Severn Valley School -  and Gloucester & Forest AP School (GFAPS).

Drawing upon the existing good practice in all of these schools, we aim to deliver a high-quality education that supports children who have been, or are at risk of, permanent exclusion from mainstream schools.

A highly skilled team of staff are committed to working with our young people, families and wider partner agencies, to ensure that our children are equipped with the skills and qualifications to move into the next stage of their education journey. With a welcoming, inclusive, purposeful learning environment, we focus on the wider needs of our students, empowering all to be successful.

We look to work collaboratively with our mainstream colleagues to ensure that there is ‘right time’ support for all young people. We know that working with and alongside our families is also key and staff are there to help beyond simply what happens in school. Students who finish their time in school with us, gain a wide range of qualifications and are supported into moving successfully into post-16 places at college, apprenticeships or employment.

We are proud of what our students can and do achieve with growing resilience, confidence and self-belief in their own potential.

Emma Gundry, Director and Headteacher