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About Us

Young People’s Academy is a secondary special school for students with social, emotional and mental health needs.

We recognise that the majority of our students thrive via a varied curriculum that is practical based and introduces students to and enhances their experiences via an enrichment programme.

We understand that many of our students arrive at Young People’s Academy having had very difficult experiences of school in the past. With the skill and dedication of our staff, we aim to reconnect them with education so they can make progress to becoming successful adults via a reflective approach. Reflection and restorative practice, as opposed to detentions and exclusions, is used to help students understand what is currently happening, what they are trying and using well, and how they can move forward.

Young People’s Academy is determined that students will leave with academic outcomes that reflects the best of their abilities, able to sustain relationships and employment and maintain 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

Black History Month

While black history is celebrated year round, Black History Month is marked annually in the month of October. It recognises and values the inspirational individuals and events that have shaped the black generation. During Black History Month, we remember and …

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#HelloYellow for Young Minds

On Friday 9th October YPA showed their support for the #HelloYellow campaign led by Young Minds to show young people that they are not alone with their mental health. Staff and students all wore yellow to raise awareness for this …

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th September YPA held a socially distanced coffee morning. Although not our usual way of doing things staff and students made the effort to ensure that our standards did not slip and a variety of cakes and sweet …

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Healing Together

COVID-19 has increased the anxieties of some students, so we are proud that members of our staff team have completed their ‘Healing Together’ training. Healing Together is a programme designed to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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