River Valley Alternative Provision Overview

River Valley Alternative Provision - River Valley MasterAP Provision - A Holistic Approach

Specialised Education - Holistic Approach

River Valley Alternative Provision OverviewAlternative Provision - Education & Therapy - The Best of Both Worlds

ADO operate a specialised Alternative Provision (AP) service that brings together our expertise in both our Education and Therapy services. We are ideally placed to offer AP services, but with a holistic approach utilising the unique delivery and staff skillset we have in both services and combining them to produce a flexible programme for students. We can provide both indoor and outdoor locations for students and are a registered training and exam centre.

Core Programmes

Here at ADO we have a real passion for outdoor education and what better location than our Education and Therapy Centre in Welling. The centre, a 6.4 acre semi woodland and open space area, is home to many of our animals and provides a perfect base to offer many specialised subjects including Animal Care, Equine Studies, Countryside & Environment, Adventure Sport and other vocational and functional skills.


Our AP is a specialised education setting that aims to create flexible, individual programmes of learning support for children and young people who, for a variety of reasons, maybe unable to access mainstream education. 

From the point of referral, we focus on the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) of the learner and on supporting the family, in order to provide the most effective and appropriate educational intervention.

Our AP specialises in emergency, short, medium and long term education placements of young people with SEND including Learning Difficulties, Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, Challenging Behaviour and Medical Health needs including Mental Health Difficulties. Our team of trained therapists are multi-skilled and are used to delivering educational programmes as part of a curriculum.


We offer an innovative and creative model for learners, their families, schools and local authorities within a therapeutic environment and specialist trained therapy staff team on hand. Our aim is to reintegrate the children and young people back into mainstream education where ever possible. 

We operate across two sites in Welling, Kent which includes a 6.4 acre Outdoor Education and Health Care Centre, called Poets Corner and our indoor office space in Thamesmead.

We work in small classes (1:3) or 1:1 and offer individual child and young person centred learning programmes to meet their needs and interests enabling young people to learn whilst developing confidence and self-esteem.

We are currently in process of registration as an independent school.


If you are interested in referring a child or young person and you are interested to find out more or organise a site visit, then please call the main office, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am until 5pm on 020 8850 6778.

If you have an immediate enquiry and would like to make a referral, then simply complete our form which can be obtained HERE>

Find Out More

So to find out more please call the main office Monday to Friday 8.30am until 5.30pm on 020 8850 6778 or email our team at education@adoservices.co.uk 

UK Register of Learning Providers Number - UKPRN: 10068165 River Valley Master

Pearson Centre 14124

The ADO River Valley Alternative Provision service is part of ADO, a trade name of Animal Days Out C.I.C. - A Not For Profit Community Interest Company

ADO Brands & Services - Part of Animal Days Out CIC


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