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Welcome to PiXL Alternative

Supporting schools in Alternative Provisions (APs) across all key stages

We believe in life chances and outcomes for all students. Our most vulnerable students need our very best and in Alternative Provision we see many students thrive where previously they have not always been able to. We work alongside virtual schools and APs, as well as with leaders who have set up schools within their own schools for students who need something different in order to thrive.

We meet at national conferences and virtually across the year to discuss the big issues that we are facing in the alternative sector. This is alternative, so we do things a little differently and tackle the topics that we know you want to hear about. Each meeting, we hear from people doing the job on the front line and how they are having impact.

We know that alternative settings face similar but also very different challenges. Your PiXL membership includes Primary conferences and resources as well as Secondary so that you have access to material that can be used across the age range according to the stage of development a child is at. We also offer a significantly reduced fee because we know that your provisions are often small.

As part of your membership, you have access to:

  • Primary-aged resources including reading, maths, GPS, handwriting packages, oracy and communication, and a range of therapy resources to help students overcome the gaps.
  • Secondary-aged resources including reading, English, maths and science, teaching and learning, motivation and resilience and a range of resources on wellbeing.
  • Access to Primary and Secondary conferences – 6 across the year in total. There are specific Time to Think sessions for Alternative at every Secondary conference.
  • Access to the virtual PiXL Alternative meetings across the year, where we discuss issues and highlight problems and solutions as well as new resource.
  • Build Up – 20 modules of work for students who are working towards a grade 4 but may be finding it a challenge. These narrated PowerPoints, workbooks and knowledge mats enable students to study a blend of English, maths and science in the real world, alongside material on careers, character and wellbeing. Each module comes with a certificate of completion.
  • The maths app which adapts to the needs of the student and targets areas of weakness.


The best way to experience what being part of PiXL is like is to attend our next PiXL National Conference as a guest. They happen three times a year. Email to arrange to attend the next one as a guest school.


Find out a little more about our leadership offer by visiting the pages below:



Membership subscription fees

Membership subscription fees cover the academic year from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025.

All prices stated do not include VAT. Please contact for the current in-year subscription fees.

PiXL Alternative 2024 - 2025 Subscription 






Interested in joining us?

Email our membership team via our Contact Form

We’ll invite you to access our next event as a guest to gain better insight into what PiXL is like and how becoming a member could benefit your AP.

For any other questions, contact us on our Contact Form or call 07799 892120.

  • PiXL’s work is truly remarkable and has been a saviour and sanctuary of common sense and really useful strategies at a time of madness!

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

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    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

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    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

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    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • I can honestly say this has been one of the instrumental factors in our success story. The ideas, resources and expertise, which has been so willingly shared by the whole PiXL team, has enabled our Sixth Form to continually change and radically improve. Every single meeting has been packed with fresh ideas and practical tips to help students thrive, both academically and also as a well-rounded individual.

    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL is more than just a network of schools; it is a welcoming organisation, with highly experienced people, offering unparalleled professional support and CPD. PiXL will continue to improve the education system and culture of the schools, Sixth Forms and colleges who introduce and embed their strategies, as it has already.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • We have used PiXL in our personal development package, in our interventions, in whole-school teaching and learning CPD and with our staff through PiXL Change. My respect for PiXL has grown and grown.

    Senior Leader, PiXL Post 16 school

  • PiXL has been a huge support network for our academies during these challenging times and has guided us, assisted us and provided us with resources to support our leaders, teachers and pupils. The PiXL team listen to us, take on feedback, ask us what we need and adapt their research and provision in order to suit all of our school’s different needs.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • As a member, PiXL provides our school with a wealth of professional development opportunities and high-quality resources for all areas of the core curriculum. Their approach of diagnosis, therapy, testing and revisiting enables us to easily identify children’s next steps on a one-to-one, small group and whole-class basis and then tailor our interventions and whole-class teaching to fill their gaps.

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

  • The opportunity to work with such a strong, supportive, diverse team of highly–skilled professionals from across the country, as a PiXL family, has been a very valuable experience in developing the breadth and depth of my knowledge and skill–set, both as a teacher and a leader. Schools, staff and children lie at the heart of everything they do. The question on everyone’s lips is always: ‘What do schools need?’

    Executive Headteacher, PiXL Primary school

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    Headteacher, PiXL Post 16 school

  • In a world of uncertainty, PiXL continues to show its true worth to schools across the nation. The integrity and humility with which the organisation works are quite unique in the world of education support and their drive to focus on the best for our young people is indubitable. Constantly offering support in key areas where the need is greatest, PiXL continues to be the greatest source of support imaginable.

    Headteacher, PiXL Secondary school

  • PiXL is completely driven by its values and moral purpose, acting solely in the interests of the young people in our schools by helping and supporting staff to choose the most appropriate, evidence-informed strategies and resources for their students. PiXL is an incredibly agile organisation in which the exceptional team is able to provide whatever support schools need in the interests of their students.

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