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Alternative Provision


Local Offer Provision

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Description of Provision


KS1 & KS2 permanent exclusions


KS1 & KS2 part-time and nurture – NOT EXCLUDED permanently – ALL dual registered.

We also include Reception outreach support in this group and have an Early Years specialist in the Primary team specifically to support with children identified at this early stage, often who did not attend nursery provision, thereby not picked up as needing extra support as they enter school.


KS3 full-time permanent exclusions


KS3 nurture and trauma informed group. (group 4) - Dual registered where possible, will have suffered trauma and/or significant loss/DA. Highly complex with Social Care involvement and often other agencies like YOT etc. Often undergoing assessment for an EHCP.


KS4 permanent exclusions


KS4 Vocational Project.

Dual registered (2 days Limes + 3 days school) Some schools choose a 3 days a week offsite.

We now offer Construction, Catering, Gaming and Coding and Hair and Beauty


Turnaround Project. 4 half days at Limes, the rest at their mainstream school. Preventative work for students who are starting to struggle in their mainstream settings.


KS3 (yr9) & KS4 high need packages. Students often not coping at Limes who need a bespoke timetable OR could be dual registered with mainstream schools and need some intensive work, including SEN/SEMH intervention to help them reintegrate either back into their mainstream  setting or a mainstream KS5 setting.


BOOST, 1 Boys Group, 1 Girls group. 

All have or meet criteria for EHCP.  Often SEMH, CSE, mental health comorbid with ADHD and/or ASD. Lots of SEN intervention.


Unplaced Y11 – movers into London Borough of Sutton in Y11


TOTAL (plus 20 FTE Unplace Y11 = 192)

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The Limes College, Robin Hood Lane,
Sutton SM1 2SD


The Limes College is part of Alternative Learning Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 11788031 Registered office: Sutton West Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SD