Thank you for visiting the website of The Attic Pupil Referral Unit. The Attic is an established part of Suffolk’s County Council provision for children and young people experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties that put them at risk of exclusion from their mainstream schools. It is one of a number of pupil referral units and Alternative Provisions across the county that support children throughout compulsory mainstream education.  

We are a 4-site provision with sites in Carlton Colville and Bungay. At the Attic Pupil Referral Unit we firmly believe that every child deserves the best education to enable them to make good progress and realise their full potential.  

Our newly designed curriculum model centres around a mixture of academic offers that ensures opportunities to achieve outcomes that support a smooth transition to their next pathway. But also values the non-academic side of things just as much and therefore provide regular opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  

We aim to build partnerships with parents, carers and young people that are based on honesty, trust and mutual respect that underpins the support for the academic, vocational, personal and emotional development of our pupils. 

Our values ensure that we provide:


within our whole school community that respects everyone’s differences and care for them


for young people to develop the skills and self-confidence to transition to their next pathway


for young people to learn in an environment that is safe and ensure they can explore their barriers to learning


our young people to achieve what they want right now, tomorrow and in the future.

Should you have any queries please contact the Admin Team on
01986 897107

Headteacher – Joanna Lawrence –
contact via the Senior Administrator on
01986 897107 

SENCO/Designated Teacher -CIC/ Designated Safeguarding Lead – Diane Chester – 
Please contact via the Senior Administrator on
01986 897107