Maximising potential for confident and independent futures.
Maximising potential for confident and independent futures.
Maximising potential for confident and independent futures.

Welcome to
Highfield School

Welcome to Highfield School. We are a local maintained school providing education for pupils with severe learning needs. Our pupils come from all over the Wakefield area and some form further afield to benefit from our specialised teaching, excellent pastoral care and the wide range of specialist support services and interventions we provide through our curriculum offer.

Our ambition is to ensure that every pupil is well prepared for the next stage of their education and for adult life, be that finding meaningful employment, continued education, supported or independent living.

Our school vision statement ‘ Maximising potential for confident and independent futures’ is embedded throughout our six-strand curriculum across three pathways in year 7 to 11 which are semi formal, formal and blended.

We have created a bespoke curriculum for the students at Highfield where pathways and subjects' areas sit under our main six areas across school of Communication, Cognition and thinking skills, Health, Independence, Personal Progress and preparation for adulthood.

In our Post 16 provision we have four identified pathways which are semi formal, life and work skills, ready for college and our ready for work pathway.
We work closely with all stakeholders, parents and carers, outside agencies and colleagues both within and beyond the local area and welcome a collaborative approach to maximise all opportunities for our students.

If you would like to visit the school, you are most welcome to do so – please get in touch, you’ll find our details in the contact us section. We pride ourselves on nurturing our pupils' skills and talents, we celebrate their individuality and support them to become independent adults.

Mrs Rebecca Thompson Headteacher

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