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

DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund Success!

Over the summer we received news that Hillingdon local authority’s application to the DfE Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF), with The Skills Hub and Young Peoples Academy as Lead Partner in the project, was successful. This is fantastic news as …

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Students graduate from London Fire Brigade’s LIFE course

Two Year 10 students from YPA, William and Ethan, recently graduated from the London Fire Brigade’s Local Intervention Fire Education (LIFE) course. This is an interactive experience for young people who have faced challenges, to learn transferable skills through fire fighting …

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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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