Headteacher’s Welcome


The Quay School is an Alternative Provision (AP) academy based on the south coast in Poole and is part of the Delta Education Trust.

At The Quay School we aim to provide high-quality education that meets the needs of approximately 130 children and young people who are not able to access mainstream education for a variety of reasons.

Our vision can be distilled into three key principles:

Turning around lives, creating opportunities, building futures.

We aim to deliver this vision through five key standards:

  • Pupils making rapid and sustained progress.
  • Pupils achieving the best possible outcomes.
  • Pupils successfully transitioning to the next stage of their life.
  • Pupils being kept safe and knowing how to keep themselves safe.
  • Pupils being happy and emotionally resilient.
  • If you’d like to talk to us about our school, or arrange to come and visit, please contact us.

For referrals and admissions information, please see the relevant policy in the policies section.