SENDAT is delighted to be working with Active Learning Trust, Chantry Academy and Suffolk County Council to support specialist provision in Chantry.

SENDAT employs and manages the specialist staff.

Peile is Key Stage 3-4 classes at Chantry Academy.

Students in this provision benefit from being able to access mainstream classes and have specialist SEND classes to meet their personal needs.

“We are delighted to be working SENDAT to enhance provision for Children with SEND in Suffolk. We see this as an important gap in provision and compliments the inclusive nature of Active Learning Trust Schools and Chantry Academy”  Craig D’Cunha  Executive Head

“SENDAT has a history of developing new provision. We will be pulling on our experiences especially at Stone Lodge and Priory Schools. This partnership is good to support high quality SEND provision”  Lawrence Chapman CEO SENDAT


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The Offer

The curriculum offer is designed around the needs of students. English, Maths and Social development is taught as Peile classes, with access to mainstream classes for some specialist subjects such as Art and PE depending on the likes / dislikes and abilities of each individual student.

Students have access to both SENDAT and  Chantry enrichment offers and the SENDAT 20

Access to SENDAT interventions if suitable Eg art therapy, motional assessments for social and emotional support, literacy and numeracy interventions,


The Peile centre is in a purpose built setting on the site of chantry academy. It has its own entrance ad outside area. Inside there are two classrooms, an office, a small breakout space and toilets.


The uniform for Peile is the same as for all students at Chantry Academy.

Lunch Times

Peile students have the same access to school food as all Chantry students. Lunch will be ordered during morning registration. 


Admissions will be through Suffolk County Council. Students in these classes need to have a full EHCP. 

Students are likely to have Cognition and Learning difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) as primary need, which can no longer be supported within mainstream school with support within local offer (eg outreach)

More information

If you have questions or would like further information please email 

Peile is named after Gary Peile

Working at Peile

If you are interested in working at Peile, please see the jobs section on the SENDAT website.