FAQs

What is a Free School?

Free schools are independent state-funded schools. They provide a way for groups of parents/carers, teachers, charities, existing schools or other organisations to respond to a need for a new school in their community – whether for extra places, to raise standards or offer choice.  They can be primary, secondary, all-through or 16-19, and can open specifically for children with special educational needs or those who struggle in mainstream schools (alternative provision). Once established, free schools are legally academies so are funded by central government.

More information on Free Schools can be found at www.newschoolsnetwork.org/what-are-free-schools

Why is Young People’s Academy being replaced with a Free School?

The Free School is urgently needed to provide additional spaces to support more students with additional needs in Hillingdon and North West London region and to replace the current school building which is not fit for purpose, thereby providing support for a broader range of students who require specialist provision.

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

Our New School

Work on our new school building is progressing at pace. The painters, carpenters, electricians and fitters are busy getting the classrooms and interior of the building ready for us to move into. Work is also progressing installing specialist equipment in …

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End of Term Awards

On the last day of term Young People’s Academy celebrated the student’s success at an awards ceremony.   Awards were received for individual subjects as well as attendance. Five students also received a special trophy to acknowledge how they have …

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Jack Petchey Winner

Congratulations to our Jack Petchey award winner Bobby in Year 11. He received the award in recognition of the excellent effort he has made and his focus across all of his subjects. In particular he has stood out in Construction, …

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Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 10th December YPA held a Christmas Jumper Day. Staff and students came into school wearing their favourite festive jumper and we also took part in some Christmas activities.

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