• Old School Building, Providence Road, Yiewsley, Middlesex UB7 8HJ
  • 01895 447 102
  • Reception@yphub.org

FAQ’s

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 The Skills Hub 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.

The Skills Hub has been the best thing that has happened to my son; the support and kindness you have all shown him and I, is second to none, no judgment, no prejudice, just pure empathy, understanding and upmost support and for that I am eternally grateful.

Latest News

Reading with Puppies

As part of our Canine Assisted Learning intervention, students were able to enjoy meeting three beautiful 6-week-old puppies on Wednesday 9th November and experience the many benefits of reading to animals. Reading and sharing stories has benefits for both dogs and …

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Odd Socks Day

We will be joining with schools across the country to celebrate the launch of Anti-Bullying Week on Monday 14th November by wearing Odd Socks for the day to celebrate that we are all unique. The theme of this year’s Anti-bullying …

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Listening Period

We are currently undertaking a ‘listening period’ with our key stakeholders, as part of the process to close the current school, The Skills Hub, before we move into our new building adjacent to The PRIDE Academy on Falling Lane. Completion …

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Jeans for Genes fundraiser

On Friday 23rd September The Skills Hub held a charity event to raise money for the charity Jeans for Genes. Students and staff wore jeans, denim or the colour blue and made contribution towards this good cause. Overall we were …

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