Glynn House APA officially moved to an impressive new site at Cormorant House and re-opened to young people on Wednesday 22 February 2017 as Carrick APA. This property has been refurbished as it was previously office space. The provision is set on 2 floors on a large plot of land (2600 m²). There are large classrooms for English, Maths, Science, Art, Humanities and ICT together with a large Training Kitchen, Canteen and a Fitness Suite.

The new address is: Cormorant House, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, TR4 9NH

Telephone: 01872 613120


Glynn House Ofsted Report April 2015

Carrick APA PPSG Declaration of Interests

Carrick PPSG Attendance 2016-17

139745_Glynn_HouseAPAcademy_Cornwall Funding Agreement

Glynn House AP Academy Deed of Variation – 24 November 2016

Carrick AP Academy Deed of Variation – 8 February 2017

Carrick AP Academy is located close to the City of Truro. We provide mixed sex educational placements for young people in Key Stages 3 and 4, who have been or at risk of permanent exclusion. Our core values include re-engaging pupils in education through delivering a varied and interesting curriculum meeting individual pupils’ needs. It is because of our close partnership with referring schools and supporting agencies, that we have successful re-integration rates of pupils returning to mainstream education.

Staff Biographies

IMG_4888Ryan Brokenshire – Principal, Carrick APA

Ryan has been a teacher for 18 years. Training initially as a primary teacher, Ryan worked in two local primary schools giving him experience teaching all age groups. Ryan has however, spent the majority of his teaching career working in Alternative Provision in a range of roles. Ryan feels very privileged to be appointed as Principal of Carrick APA and is passionate in ensuring the experiences of young people and the understanding of their individual needs are at the heart of the school. As a senior leader and now Principal, Ryan has encouraged the development of strong strategic partnerships with schools, local authority and other agencies to ensure provision meets the diverse needs of pupils and their families.


Andy Major, Vice Principal, Carrick APA

I’ve been teaching for 12 years. My background is in Special Schools (SEMH) and Pupil Referral Units. Before becoming a teacher I worked as an event manager for radio stations across the country. I’ve travelled and worked extensively across West Africa. Currently I spend all my time either working or playing with my 2 sons, who have enough energy to power a small town. I love football and surfing and will hopefully get my ‘weekend warrior’ status back at some point in the near future.


NigelNigel Hyde, Family Support Manager:

Nigel is a retired police officer who worked for 30 years with Devon and Cornwall Police. In the last 8 years of his career his role was working with young people who were at risk of offending and those who had offended. In September 2014 Nigel joined Acorn Academy Cornwall working across the whole of the academy doing a range of safeguarding duties and introduced Restorative Justice. In October 2015 he was appointed as the Family Support Manager at Acorn Academy in Truro. He enjoys working with the young people and providing support for their families. Nigel was born in Exeter and his family moved to Cornwall when he was quite young. Nigel has 3 children and in his spare time enjoys reading, listening to music, travel, and walking the lovely Cornish coastal footpath with his wife.


Some comments from our parents and visitors

‘Let me take this opportunity to say a massive thanks to you for setting up work placement for C. She says it is fantastic

‘I would like you to pass onto your staff my heartfelt thanks for today. I was overwhelmed by their down to earth manner and their genuine friendliness. They have made such a positive impression on both myself and Z and really put our minds at rest at such a difficult time for us both. You have such a fantastic team there and you should be really proud of them’.

‘L went in today and is full of hope and enthusiasm which is fantastic! Thank you’

‘I was impressed with SB on organising a successful morning, and the “atmosphere” of the school, and “warm and friendly staff”. So impressed I asked to come back and talk to the young people again’

‘Mum wanted to say thank you for everything that we have done for her and T and if she could mark us out of 10 it would be a 10.’

‘E’s dad rang to say how pleased he was that he had been getting texts from staff to praise E and how pleased he was today that we had texted to say she was doing well in Food Technology. He said fantastic.’

‘Just to add I think Glynn House has done L the world of good and has been a really positive intervention for her. She really seems to have developed in confidence recently and she is lovely to spend time with. She is talking about getting a job when she leaves school but she is bright and would seem a shame for her to miss out on college-I have told her as much! ‘

‘Mum was very complimentary of Glynn House, and the staff, and realised we were doing all we can for her Daughter. She mentioned some staff names that she had formed attachments with. ‘

‘Mum is bold over with the support she’s received from Glynn House staff and the approach we’ve taken to support her and her son’

‘Mum called thanking all the staff at Glynn House for their efforts with her daughter.  Mum has seen a real change in her daughter for the better and her relationship with her is better and she puts this down to her daughter starting at Glyn House. She went onto say that although some mornings it is still a struggle to get her daughter up she does get up and is liking school again. ‘

‘What a good job the staff have done in transforming my son’.



Ofsted Report April 2015



Key Stage 3

Students in a Key Stage 3 group will receive a full and varied curriculum including:  English, Mathematics, Science, PSHE & Citizenship, Art, DT, Food Technology, Humanities and PE including Outdoor Education. Some students will also have the opportunity to further enhance their curriculum by attending outside providers. Key stage 3 students will also have an opportunity to gain accreditation in some subjects including Sports Leaders Award, RYA sailing awards, NICAS climbing awards ranging from Foundation to Advanced Climber.

Key Stage 4

Students in a Key Stage 4 groups will be progressing towards achieving various externally verified qualifications including:

  • GCSE’s in English Literature and Language, Mathematics, Science, Photography, Art, Design Technology, Humanities and PE
  • Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 in English and Mathematics.
  • Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications
  • Preparation for Working Life Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate
  • City and Guilds Level 1 qualifications in Construction and Motor Vehicle Studies, led by Truro College.
  • Sports Leaders Award supported by Cornwall Sports Partnership

Carrick APA Timetable Spring 2018

Marking policy Glynn House

Carrick AP Academy Exam Results

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 – 2018 Carrick APA

Carrick AP Academy Autumn term 2017 Progress and Attainment data

Referrals to APAs are made through the pupil placement panel. Please contact the secretary to discuss referral at your local APA.

When considering the placement of pupils into an APA, the panel must consider not only the appropriateness of the placement for the pupil referred but also the effect the placement will have on the wider group. The decision of the APA Headteacher as to the suitability of the placement in their APA will be the determining factor over placement in any particular APA. The Executive Principle of the Multi Academy Trust will ensure that the MAT meets its obligations in discharging the Local Authority’s statutory duties with regard to Section 19 of the 1986 Education act (the full time education of permanently excluded, medical and other pupils). AP Academies are not an alternative to special schools for pupils with statements of SEN. They are a mainstream provision able to offer intervention and assessment placements for pupils with statements whose behaviour is preventing them from succeeding in a mainstream setting.

You can contact the school using the following information:

Carrick APA

Cormorant House

Truro Business Park




Telephone: 01872 613120


Principal and Main Contact: Ryan Brokenshire

Chair of the PPSG: Chris Challis

Please note all of our documentation is available in hard copy and different languages.