Families Day is on 23rd April at 10am – 12pm
Normal school day resumes on 24th April

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 Book Day!

Pupils from YPA celebrated World Book Week and got very involved with the theme ‘share a story.’ Throughout the week the pupils put a great deal of effort into writing stories that were then shared with the rest of the …

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Space exploration at the Science Museum

Last week, Year 8 pupils went on an educational field trip to the Science Museum in London. The pupils are currently completing a space physics module, so the trip was a great opportunity for them to explore this subject in …

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A trip to KidZania!

This term in Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, year 7 pupils have been developing the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. They have been focusing on further education and …

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Thinking about the future!

Two students from year 9 visited the library to research different types of higher educational establishments and why choosing to further your education is a good thing. This gave them the chance to gain an insight into the qualifications that …

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