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Welcome to Hall Cliffe School

  • 8-16 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Good Provider

About Hall Cliffe School

Hall Cliffe School is an independent, specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Wakefield, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with a range of complex learning needs, social and emotional difficulties and challenging behaviours.

A big warm welcome to our website

We provide our pupils with an accepting, positive and welcoming learning environment where they can access a broad curriculum enabling them to pursue academic, vocational or a blended pathway of the two, allowing individuals to grow and achieve.

We have a dedicated and talented staff team, who are relentless in their support of all our pupils. Their experience and expertise combine to ensure outstanding progress and outcomes for every child that results in them being able to exceed expectations. We foster and nurture resilience and teach the skills pupils need to manage their own emotions and self-regulate their behaviour.

The school is located in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building with state of the art facilities which creatively enhance the curriculum and reflect the nurturing ethos of the school.

We welcome visits from parents, carers, local authorities and other agencies, so please contact us for further information.

Head Teacher, Vicky Prosser

Partner School

Our complete through school offer

There are opportunities for pupils to transition to our school from Hall Cliffe Primary School, which meets the needs of pupils aged 5-13 years old. Pupils access a wide and varied curriculum to develop their self-esteem and realise their potential.

Visit Hall Cliffe Primary School's website

Take a virtual tour

Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to the head teacher talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.

To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.

Find out more about our offer here

Aims and ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere for them to enjoy their learning and where they are encouraged to reach their potential.

We are dedicated to providing

  • Achieving the highest quality education and nurturing care so that every child can achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Developing positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.
  • Providing a happy, positive, secure and caring environment.
  • Offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of approximately 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

Integrated Team Around the Child (ITAC) meetings, where all staff involved with the child discuss progress and plan new strategies, establishing an integrated approach between education and therapy.

In-school Clinical Team, which liaises with external agencies to provide highly effective and individual therapeutic interventions.

A unique and personalised curriculum model which aims to improve self-esteem, motivation and achievement; engage pupils in their learning; and develop skills for adult life.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

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We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here