Welcome

Welcome to the Young People’s Academy website. I am thrilled to be working with everyone in our community, and look forward to seeing us all triumph with perseverance during this exciting chapter of the academy.

Our varied curriculum and celebration of individuality allows us to take PRIDE in all that we do.

We hope that you find our website useful, but understand that this cannot replace a visit. I encourage you to visit us to experience our culture; please contact us to make an appointment, and we will endeavour to support this around the current government guidelines.

Kayser Izard - Principal


We aim for our young people to lead a happy and holistically prosperous life by developing the skills for them to move successfully along their life journeys. This includes academic outcomes that reflect the best of their abilities, being able to sustain relationships and employment and maintaining healthy households.


YPA has a good understanding and built a rapport with my son. He has been happy and well cared for to the point where he has met his full potential and thrived. The right balance and structure has provided for my son’s complex needs. Thank you for your continuous support.  Parent

Latest News

Showcasing PRIDE values wherever we go!

On a recent outing to Liquid Leisure, one of YPA’s Year 9 students, Dylan Linstead demonstrated all of the schools PRIDE values.  Dylan saw a staff member struggling in the water and bravely swam to his rescue and got him …

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Windrush Day

YPA marked Windrush Day by acknowledging those who immigrated to Britain post World War 2 from the Caribbean to help rebuild the country. The staff and students wore the colours black or yellow to match the vibrancy and ethnicity of …

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New Free School building update

We’re excited to be able to share some images of the building works at our new Free School, due to open April 2022. The building will comprise two separate Free Schools; Young People’s Academy and Young People’s Hub (currently The …

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Canine assisted learning

We’ve welcomed a new member to the YPA family! Indie is our very friendly assistant who loves supporting our students. Working with Indie allows students to discuss how they are feeling and work towards regulating their emotions. This targeted therapy …

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