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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

Christmas Lunch

On Friday 13th December we held our annual Christmas Lunch at YPA. Staff, students and guests all sat down to a delicious meal cooked by Ms Kay and Ms Sylvia. We all got into the festive spirit by donning our …

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Sleeping Beauty

On Tuesday 17th December as part of an English educational visit, Year 7 went to a relaxed performance at the Beck Theatre in Hayes to watch Sleeping Beauty. Staff and students were engaged in the performance from start to finish …

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Careers Information Evening

On Wednesday 11th December 2019 Young People’s Academy hosted a Year 11 Careers Information Evening. We invited the Parents and Carers of all year 11 students to discuss their current progress in examination courses and the possible Post 16 pathways …

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Team Building at PGL

Last month Mr Crowe, Ms Owen, Mr Kories and Mr Sankofa accompanied students to the multi-activity adventure centre, PGL, in Surrey. The venue functioned as an enriching overnight residential for YPA students, and also created memorable moments for all involved, …

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