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Last updated on 12 August 2019
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Pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provisions (APs) aren't required to follow the National Curriculum, but they do have to provide a good alternative curriculum. Find out what this includes, and see examples of curriculum offers from other PRUs and APs.

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  1. The National Curriculum doesn't apply for APs and PRUs
  2. AP settings need to provide a good alternative curriculum
  3. PRUs must provide a 'broad and balanced' curriculum
  4. AP and PRU curriculum examples

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