SENDAT is delighted to be working with Active Leaning Trust, Chantry Academy and Suffolk County Council to support new specialist provision from January 2022.

SENDAT will employ and manage the specialist staff.

Peile will be Key Stage 3-4 classes at Chantry Academy.

Students in these provisions will 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 will be designed around the needs of students. It is likely that English, Maths and Social development will be taught as Peile classes, with access to mainstream classes for some specialist subjects such as Art and PE.

Students will 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,


We are working with Suffolk County Council to add new classrooms to Chantry. We are keen that the classrooms are part of the school and not stand alone. When we have more information we will post about them.

News – July 2021

Peile will be based at Murrayside community centre from 1st September until Easter 2022. We realise that this is not as good as being on the Chantry site, but it will mean that we can accept students from September 2021.


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

Lunch Times

Peile student will have the same access to school food as all Chantry students. Lunch will be ordered during morning registration. Whilst we are at Murrayside centre lunch will be transported.


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 

Working at Peile

We expect to start recruiting Spring 2021. We will need:

  • Specialist SEND teachers at KS, 3 and 4,
  • Learning support assistants 
  • Family Support worker