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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

Celebrating creative talent

It’s been wonderful to see our students back at school. They are working hard, and showing true perseverance amidst the current situation. Students have been developing their artistic skills, with amazing Manga-inspired illustrations; we were blown away by the skill …

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Festive feasting

This term in Food Technology, students have enjoyed creating some Christmas dishes to enjoy in the run up to the festive period. They have worked extremely hard, following detailed recipes to make cinnamon buns, gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, Christmas truffles, …

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Rewards of the week!

YPA students have worked hard this term earning reward points for their efforts in lessons, attitude to work, wearing school uniform and attending form time.  This has enabled them to participate in reward activities such as pottery, strategy games, watching …

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UNO!

Breakfast club is the perfect start to the school day at YPA. Principal, Kayser Izard, says: “It’s lovely to see our students engaged, early morning, in a game of UNO after breakfast together. Keeping consistency amidst the celebrations is crucial …

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