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ADO C.I.C - ADO Alternative Provision

ADO operate a specialised AP service that brings together our expertise in both our Healthcare and Education 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 therapy and education 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 centre.

The AP(Alternative Provision) runs Mondays-Fridays during term times and is open 9am-3pm. 

Core Programmes

Here at ADO we have a passion for outdoor education and what better location than our Healthcare and Education Centre in Welling. The centre, a 6.5 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, Sport (Including Outdoor Adventurous Activities) and many more. We are also an AQA accredited setting and are able to run BTECS in our specialist subjects.


Our AP is a specialised education setting that aims to create flexible, individual programmes of learning support for children and young people who are unable to access education due to social/ emotional/ mental health issues.

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 Issues. 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 all children and young people into mainstream education where ever possible. 

We operate across two sites in Welling, Kent which includes a 6.5 acre Outdoor Healthcare and Education Centre, called Poets Corner and an indoor site in the Town Centre for small groups or individual tuition classes utilising our Learning Classrooms. 

We work in small classes 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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Katie O’Brien and Eloise Greenwood
Contact Position
Katie - Senior Manager and Therapist, Eloise - Business and Exams Officer
ADO service website

Where to go

39, Upper Wickham Lane
DA16 3AD

Other Details


There is an assessment, which involves a half hour phone conversation and a two hour practical assessment. This is a fee of £120. After this, the daily rate is £190 for a 9am-3pm day and this includes a therapy session each day.


Age Ranges
2-18 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Yes. We can only accept professional referrals. 

Other notes

Any complaints should be made directly to the office by either calling 020 8850 6778 or emailing

Once a complaint has been made, the management will be informed and they will decide the next steps to take.

After a complaint has been resolved, the manager will provide a follow up call to ensure the customer/client is satisfied.