Welcome

I am immensely proud to welcome you to Young People’s Academy, where we ‘triumph with perseverance’ and take PRIDE in everything we do. The staff and students here reflect together to establish what is working well and how to move forwards. We aim to instil a solution focused thinking approach via a varied, practical curriculum that enables students to express themselves whilst developing their many skills. We recognise that we are all very different, but together, with parents and other stakeholders, we can achieve so much more.

Ms Laurie Cornwell - Executive Principal


We aim for our young people to lead a happy and holistically prosperous life by developing the skills for them to move successfully along their life journeys. This includes academic outcomes that reflects the best of their abilities, being able to sustain relationships and employment and maintaining 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

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Last Friday students arranged a MacMillan coffee, they came together with their nearest and dearest to bake and bring in loads of cakes and treats. Staff ran a competition where students and parents, with a few subtle hints, had to guess …

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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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Kooth online counselling service

Kooth is a free and completely confidential online counselling service, providing emotional and mental health support to children and young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Our students can access Kooth by signing up via their website www.kooth.com. …

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Summer Celebrations!

Young People’s Academy and The Skills Hub joined together this week for their annual summer fayre, which was opened by the Mayor of Hillingdon – Councillor John Morgan. There was lots of fun to be had with the bucking broncho, …

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