Carrick Alternative Provision Academy

 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. There are large classrooms for English, Maths, Science, Art, Humanities and ICT together with a large Training Kitchen, Canteen and a Fitness Suite

Contact Us

Principal and Main Contact: Ryan Brokenshire

Chair of Governors: Chris Challis

Enquiries are dealt with by the Senior Administrator: Sarah Prouse

Carrick APA

Comorant House, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall TR4 9NH

01872 613120


Open today

08:30 – 14:30



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Ryan Brokenshire - Principal


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


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

Nigel 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

Rebecca Turner - Senco


Becky has been a teacher for nineteen years. Training as a secondary school English teacher, Becky has worked in a variety of inner city mainstream schools teaching KS3, KS4 and KS5. Becky began here career working in Bristol, and has spent time on senior teams leading teaching and learning,  the curriculum and as school pastoral lead.  Becky has always been passionate about every child matters and believes every young person should be given the opportunity to achieve their dreams! Becky moved to Cornwall in 2015 and started working at Glynn House, she is currently SENDCo at Carrick APA and really enjoying working in an Alternative Provision setting!


139745 Glynn House APAcademy Funding Agreement (pdf)


Carrick Ofsted Report April 2015 (pdf)


Carrick APA PPSG Declaration of Interests (pdf)


Carrick APA Provider Access Policy (pdf)


Carrick PPSG Attendance 2017-18 (pdf)


Glynn House-Carrick Deed of Variation - Feb 2017 (pdf)



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
  • 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
  • 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