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Welcome to Hall Cliffe Primary School

  • 5-13 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Outstanding Provider

About Hall Cliffe Primary School

Hall Cliffe Primary 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 special educational needs, including speech, language and communication difficulties, autism, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.

A big warm welcome to our website

Our family orientated school provides a safe space for pupils
to develop a range of skills that create a strong foundation
for adulthood. We foster and nurture resilience and teach the
skills children need to manage their own mental health. Our
highly trained specialist staff offer high levels of support and
encourage pupils to be able to make a meaningful contribution
to society.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive school that
values and celebrates the differences of all our children and
their families. We strive to engage our pupils in learning in a fun
and interactive way to ensure they all achieve the best possible
outcomes. Our curriculum is broad, balanced, and ambitious in
order to support the needs of our pupils.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the school to see for
yourself our very special and inspirational environment, and
for you to meet our equally inspiring pupils.

Head Teacher, Claire Traynor

Partner School

Continue your journey with us

There are opportunities for our pupils to continue their journey with us and transition to Hall Cliffe School, which provides education from Key Stage 3. 

A positive and welcoming learning environment, pupils can access a broad curriculum, enabling them to pursue academic, vocational or a blended pathway of the two.

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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 and young people 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.

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Aims and ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a happy, nurturing and motivating atmosphere, so they can enjoy their learning and experiences to to reach their potential and move on to the next stage of their  journey with confidence. 

We are dedicated to providing

  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities
  • Positive, safe and nurturing environments where pupils are valued as individuals and can develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline and respect. 
  • Offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum, enabling pupils to develop their interests and talents, exploring the arts, sports other areas of interest.
  • Developing skills and strategies to develop solid foundations. 
  • Developing positive relationships between school, home and the wider community.

Our School at a Glance

Small school (maximum 32 pupils) and small class groups (average size six) with pupils grouped according to ability, where appropriate.

In-school therapy team which liaises with external agencies to provide highly effective and individual therapeutic interventions.

Our ‘Curriculum Around the Pupil’ provides pupils with opportunities to develop skills and talents in areas such as cooking, computing, arts and crafts, gardening and sport.

Pastoral staff provide key worker sessions that allow pupils the opportunities to reflect and plan their own next steps of development.

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?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

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

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

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