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About WYLA

We at The Westside Young Leaders Academy (WYLA) have a dedicated team who are passionate about producing successful Young Leaders who understand they are born to be great! We provide a range of classes and opportunities designed to bring out the inherent genius of our young people. We sincerely believe that every young person matters and with the right support they can achieve and live their dreams.

WYLA is made up of young African and Caribbean boys and girls, from eight to eighteen years of age. The goals of WYLA are to instill the tenets of success in our leaders at an early age, creating an awareness and understanding of the opportunities that exist for their lives. The Academy provides consistent motivation to encourage participants to stay focused and to pursue those opportunities with passion.


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At WYLA we have the best parents. Parents that we could not dream of. The support, dedication and love from the parents has been overwhelming and a big contribution towards the success of WYLA.

The parents make it easy for us to be a family and we love them very much.

They thank us for the work we do with their children and we thank them for trusting us with their children. This is why we do our utmost best to give our boys and girls the best future we can offer them and set them up for the greatness they have to come.


WYLA were awarded the Quality Mark from the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education in April 2020. The Quality Assurance includes:

  • governance training and revision of all the school’s policies and procedures to ensure that provision is both safe and effective
  • observational visits of classes in action by a professional supplementary schools’ mentor and a witness report detailing the learning environment, teaching taking place, assessment of the school’s planning, including evaluation and community engagement.
  • preparation of a portfolio of evidence which has been scrutinised by experts in the fields of education and community sector management.