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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

A trip to Wembley

A group of YPA students went to Wembley to see the England international Euro qualifier match against Montenegro. It was the 1000th England international match and for the students their 1st. Mrs Gabrys made everyone a wonderful Bolognese dinner before …

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Year 11s planning for their futures

Two of our Year 11 students, George and Joe, enjoyed a visit to Uxbridge College’s open evening to find out more about the courses available, to meet the staff team, and to see if they would be interested in applying. …

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A fantastic getaway

At the end of October a group of year 9 and 11 students went to Marchants Hill PGL camp for a fun-filled three days away. The group enjoyed a variety of different activities (and were very impressed with the food …

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Change Starts with Us

Young People’s Academy proudly participated in Anti-Bullying Week with a range of activities throughout the week to mark this year’s theme: Change Starts with Us. The staff and students came to school on Odd Socks Day with some interesting sock …

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