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Lansdown Park Academy Consultation

This consultation is in regard to Lansdown Park Academy, in Bristol, which caters for 100 young people who have been excluded, or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schooling. Lansdown Park has three sites, two covering AP in Bath and North East Somerset and Lansdown Park, Stockwood which acts as a Pupil Referral Unit for Bristol and is termed an Alternative Provision. We are seeking to expand the provision at Stockwood, as part of the strategic plan by Bristol City Council (BCC), to create additional places for young people with Special Education Needs (SEND). These young people will have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), specifically those with Social and Emotional Mental Health Needs (SEMH). As part of Learn@ MAT we are seeking to increase the overall role and capacity of Lansdown Park Stockwood by expanding its provision into Key Stage 4(KS4) and increasing the number on role on site by 24 young people. This number will be split into 16 KS4 places and an additional 8 places for Primary aged children.

These important new expansions will both support BCC in ensuring that it has the necessary SEND places across the City of Bristol to meet need and demand, and also increase opportunities for younger children to gain early access to the specialist support and interventions St Matthias Academy can provide. St Matthias has successfully provided AP/PRU support for Bristol for an extensive number of years establishing a very experienced and skilled staff with a proven track record of reintegrating students successfully in to mainstream schools and supporting those with more significant SEND to specialist education.

The most important feedback we need from you is that you feel we are the right organisation, namely Learn@ MAT, to manage this expansion and ensure these additional places and facilities are available for the young people of south Bristol.

We believe we are a unique Trust that has established itself as a regional and national voice, for both the young people and the families of young people with SEMH, SLCN or in Alternative Provision. We have an established and committed Board of Trustees with a wide range of knowledge and skills, who wish to encourage, challenge and support the leaders of their Academies in creating the best holistic learning opportunities possible for our young people.

We would really appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to answer any of your questions through our public consultation meeting or through our enclosed questionnaire, which can also be accessed through our website

Our public consultation meeting will be held virtually using Zoom and we ask that you book onto the following session via :

Thursday 11th March at 5pm

If you cannot attend this consultation meeting you can always send your queries to and we will get back to you.

We look forward to hearing from you, receiving your questionnaire feedback, and/or talking with you at our consultation meeting.