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Students come into Alternative Provision for a number of reasons but they are all students who need:

• Smaller class sizes and higher teacher student ratios

• A more bespoke and potentially vocational curriculum pathway

• To continue their education whilst awaiting a place at a mainstream school due to exceptional circumstances


All students who attend The Rubicon Centre require a referral supported by evidence that their mainstream school have explored all possible support for the pupil including referral to other agencies as set out in the Ladder of Intervention. The schools that The Rubicon Centre support are Barlby High School, Selby High School, Brayton Academy, Sherburn High School, Tadcaster Grammar School and Holy Family Catholic High School.

All admissions are arranged through Local Area Inclusion Panels, which consist of Head teachers and senior colleagues from the local area, other educational professionals including Local Authority representatives and the head teacher of the AP at The Rubicon Centre. All admissions to NYAP require close dialogue and liaison between schools, parents and the Rubicon Centre to ensure the best continuum of provision for the student concerned. A contract between the school and The Rubicon Centre will be undertaken to ensure clarity from all parties to work together effectively.


Our Vision and Values

At the school we are committed to providing a personalised and flexible provision for students who, for whatever reason, are currently unable to access main stream education. 


Our students can expect:

  • To be treated with respect.
  • To be listened to.
  • To be challenged to work to their full potential.
  • That we will go the extra mile to make the difference that is meaningful to them.


We will strive to be an outstanding school that makes a real difference to the lives of the young people in our care. We aim to develop responsible young people of whom we can all be proud and who achieve more than they ever believed possible.   


The Rubicon Centre School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including The Rubicon Centre School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly.



Our Local offer sets out the work we do to support the additional and different needs of our students. More information can be found in our SEN policy or by request at the school

Pupil Premium



All schools must publish the number of school employees that have a gross annual salary of £100,000.    

No members of staff at The Rubicon Centre earn a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.      

Please follow the link below to find out about The Rubicon Centre financial information on the Schools Financial Benchmarking website

Corona Virus - (Covid 19) Catch up premium

The Rubicon Centre is currently engaging with a recognised partner in the National Tutoring Programme.

DfE School Performance Tables
Equality Objectives 
How to contact our SENCo

Our SENCo is Mrs Jayne Pool.


She can be contacted via the school either by telephone 01609 533951 or by email



The Careers Team 

NameRoleTelephone NumberEmail Address
Jayne PoolCareers Contact01609
Anne OatesCareers Contact01609


Careers Education at The Rubicon Centre


At The Rubicon Centre we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities.  For more information please look at our Careers page on the Curriculum section


Further helpful information about Selby College and York College can be found on our useful links page.

Application for Provider Access

Exam Information

Information for candidates will be discussed with students in school, and notices will be sent home with full details of the exams taking place.  
Below are links to copies of the notices that students need to be aware of.