Welcome to Hall Cliffe Primary School
- ADHD, ASD, SEMH, SLCN
- 5-13 yrs
- 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
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
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.
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.
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
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group
We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.
Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; Asperger’s Syndrome; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.