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GCSE Results Day will be held at our sister school The Skills Hub, Providence Road, UB7 8HJ on 20th August from 10am – 1pm. Please collect your results from there.

Families Day will be held on 3rd and 4th September from 9.30am, by appointment only. Normal school resumes from 7th September.

Please send all consultations and referrals to the admissions email address- admissions@yphub.org

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

Year 11 leavers 2020

On Wednesday 8th July YPA held a socially distant leavers lunch for year 11 followed by a presentation of their records of achievement to take forward on the next leg of their journeys. All staff and students had a thoroughly …

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YPA Art and Social Distancing

YPA has come up with a novel way to help young people keep socially distant whilst queuing up for lunch. A series of figures have been painted on the walls by students with the help of Art teacher Mr Sugden, …

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“PrideSearch” the school mural at YPA

The key aim of this project is to support student’s mental health and well-being as well as help them to re-engage positively with their learning and the school environment after the extended break due to Covid 19.  This project is …

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New Head of School Appointed

Young People’s Academy has appointed a new Head of School. Mr Robin Ford said “I’m delighted to take up the position of Head of School at Young People’s Academy. I have worked in a number of roles in special education, children’s …

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