Welcome

I am immensely proud to welcome you to Young People’s Academy, where we ‘triumph with perseverance’ and take PRIDE in everything we do. The staff and students here reflect together to establish what is working well and how to move forwards. We aim to instil a solution focused thinking approach via a varied, practical curriculum that enables students to express themselves whilst developing their many skills. We recognise that we are all very different, but together, with parents and other stakeholders, we can achieve so much more.

Ms Laurie Cornwell - Executive 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 reflects 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

A trip to Sutton Life Centre

On Tuesday the 4th December year 7 and 8 students went on an educational PSHE trip to Sutton life centre. Sutton Life Centre is a unique, state of the art educational and community facility in South London promoting good citizenship and personal …

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Prison Me No Way!

The Prison Me No Way roadshow visited Young People’s Academy this week and gave both a fascinating and sometimes shocking account of the realities of prison life and the impact it can have on the lives of both prisoners and …

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Laurence Dallaglio Visits YPA!

Former England player and World Cup winner Laurence Dallaglio visited YPA on Monday 3rd December as part of the Laurence Dallaglio Rugby Works programme. The programme, which has run at Yong People’s Academy for 5 years, uses small sided rugby …

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Life Project

Two Year 10 students from YPA, George and Tayvon, recently graduated from the London Fire Brigade’s Local Intervention Fire Education (LIFE) course. This is an interactive experience for young people who have faced challenges, to learn transferable skills through fire fighting …

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