Vision

Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this
by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal, and all achievements are
celebrated.

Mission statement

Young Women’s Hub is a safe, nurturing and calm educational setting. We believe that success in life is about more than academic achievement. Success is also about making good choices, building positive relationships and developing the resilience to overcome challenges.

At the heart of everything we do are our students. Our curriculum is student-centred, and we aim for their education to be inspiring, stimulating and challenging and where every student is valued and respected.

We deliver extra-curriculum and vocational lessons, which help build self-confidence, self-esteem and a positive self-image in the student; to fill learning gaps, enable progress and provide opportunities to learn from each other and build positive values.

Our Values

Being child/young person-centred

We enable all girls and young women to speak out to ensure their needs are met and their rights are respected. They play an active role in designing services and every decision is taken with their needs set as the highest priority.

Nurturing the individual

We respect the unique value and contribution of each girl and young woman. We create opportunities for them to fulfil their potential by tailoring our services to meet their needs.

Celebrating diversity

We recognise and look for ways to celebrate the diversity within our groups of girls and young women and the wider community. We actively challenge prejudice and oppression of all kinds.

Striving for excellence

Our girls and young women deserve the very best support. We constantly look for ways to develop and improve our services and of actively involving them in this process.

Developing partnerships

We actively seek out opportunities to work in collaboration with relevant organisations to create better outcomes for our girls and young women.

History and Achievements

1985
1985

LYWRP is launched

We’ve helped approximately 20,000 young women in the 30 years since opening.
1992
1992

Promoting Inclusivity

Ahead of our time, we established LGBT groups in 1992.
1994
1994

Sexual Health Resources

We delivered the SHIFT project: one of the first projects to use a telephone or text service for young people to request sexual health information.
1998
1998

Body Mind Society project

We’ve helped over 30 girls explore and understand their body image via the Body Mind Society project, in which 100% of participants reported improved self-esteem.
1999
1999

Transition projects, holiday schemes and residential trips

Since 1999, we’ve launched transition projects, holiday schemes and residential trips for disabled and non-disabled girls, attended by over 30 girls a day.
2004
2004

Emotional Health Development project

In 2004, we delivered the Emotional Health Development project to over 40 primary schools in Lewisham. We also delivered the Citizenship One project in 30 schools across Lewisham over the course of three years.
2013
2013

Our Alternative Education programme

In 2013, we launched our Alternative Education programme, providing educational placement's for up to 15 girls.
2018
2018

Independent school status

In November 2018 we gained Independent School Status

Strategic Objectives

  1. To provide a range of holistic, wrap around services which include education and extra curriculum activities plus other support services to girls and young women aged 8-16 in order that they develop their physical, mental and emotional capacities. Our efforts are geared towards enabling them to grow as confident individuals, become outstanding members of the community and support them in improving their life chances.
  2. To formally educate girls and young women, aged 8-16, who through their social and economic circumstances are in need of an education facility where they can gain formal qualifications, which will improve their economic well-being and enable them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Our Team

Philippa Wall
Head of School/Proprietor & Safeguarding Lead
pwall@ywh.org.uk

Chloe Scott
School Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
cscott@ywh.org.uk

Emma Moore,
Chair and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
emoore@ywh.org.uk

Our Board

Hayleigh Senior-Trustee
Carol Mulling’s-Trustee
Shenade Sinclair-Trustee
Jeanette Hussein-Safeguarding Trustee

Our Funders