GCSE Results Day will be held on 23rd August from 11am – 2pm at The Skills Hub

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

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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Zoo Lab

The Zoo Lab visited Young People’s Academy on Monday with a menagerie of creepy crawlies and snakes. The boys were very brave holding Franz the corn snake, Millie the millipede and some stick insects. They also saw a tarantula and scorpio amongst …

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YPA is praised by Ofsted and given a consistent grade of ‘Good’ across all inspection areas.

Students and staff at Young People’s Academy (YPA) are celebrating the results of their Ofsted inspection, in which the school was rated ‘Good’ in all categories and received a strongly favourable report. YPA, a special school in Hillingdon, has said …

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