Equality & Diversity

The Young People’s Academy is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where people are treated with dignity and respect and where we anticipate and respond positively to different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their potential.

We are committed to promoting and advancing equality of opportunity, not only because it is an important part of the mission, vision and values of the Academy, but also because by attracting and retaining the most diverse range of students, staff and partners, we will ensure the Academy’s future success.

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, circumstances or background.

We will consult and involve the school community in our decision making.

Please click the link to access our Equality and Diversity Policy

Please click the link to access our Equality Objectives

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

Showcasing PRIDE values wherever we go!

On a recent outing to Liquid Leisure, one of YPA’s Year 9 students, Dylan Linstead demonstrated all of the schools PRIDE values.  Dylan saw a staff member struggling in the water and bravely swam to his rescue and got him …

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Windrush Day

YPA marked Windrush Day by acknowledging those who immigrated to Britain post World War 2 from the Caribbean to help rebuild the country. The staff and students wore the colours black or yellow to match the vibrancy and ethnicity of …

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New Free School building update

We’re excited to be able to share some images of the building works at our new Free School, due to open April 2022. The building will comprise two separate Free Schools; Young People’s Academy and Young People’s Hub (currently The …

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Canine assisted learning

We’ve welcomed a new member to the YPA family! Indie is our very friendly assistant who loves supporting our students. Working with Indie allows students to discuss how they are feeling and work towards regulating their emotions. This targeted therapy …

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