School will be closed for students on 28th & 29th October for Staff INSET Days

Normal school resumes from Wednesday 30th October

School placement referrals/consultations to be sent to new email – 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

World Mental Health Day

Last week students celebrated World Mental Health Day at Young People’s Academy. Staff and Students wore yellow to raise awareness for Young Minds, a charity that works to improve the emotional health and well-being of children and young people in …

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 27th September we held our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning. Students were busy all week making delicious baked goods to sell and a number of staff and parents/carers kindly donated cakes. As part of the morning not only were …

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Jeans for Genes Day

Students at Young People’s Academy took part in Jeans for Genes day, where they wore their best denim clothing in support of the children in the UK living with life-altering genetic disorders. They donated their money and donned their denim …

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Summer Fayre

Last week, Young People’s Academy and The Skills Hub had their annual Summer Fayre. Although it was a little cloudy in the morning, we had beautiful sunshine for the afternoon and we managed to miss the rain! We had a range …

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