Primary contact: Mrs P Liley (Business Director) 01924 302980

Welcome to Highfield

The Governors, Staff and Students at Highfield School share the vision to develop an outstanding school to cater for those vulnerable young people with special educational needs who require an environment which nurtures and develops their skills and talents, celebrates their individuality and supports them to become as independent as they can be and prepared for the next stage of their lives.

Our recent success in achieving  11-19 status (December 2014) brings security for parents in knowing that when they make the decision to choose Highfield School, that brings long term stability for their young people to thrive in an environment where the relationships they develop with peers and staff are the foundations for their long term success. Our school motto, "Believe we can achieve", really reflects the aspirations of our young people and the staff work tirelessly to ensure that every student has as broad a range of opportunities as possible and is challenged to be the best they can be whilst they are here at Highfield. We accept no barriers to learning, hold the highest aspirations and expectations for all our students and receive great support from our parents who are positive about the school and the progress their young people make.

Highfield is a school which caters for students with severe learning difficulties and/or autistic spectrum conditions, Additionally, a significant number of our learners have associated complex needs relating to visual, hearing and speech impairment, social and emotional difficulties, communication difficulties, a range of chromosomal difficulties and in some cases, physical difficulties. All our learners have an Education Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs, and are drawn from the whole of the Wakefield district and beyond. The vast majority of the students are provided with transport to and from school.

In 2016/2017 we are developoing a supported internship route into Employment through the "Project SEARCH", partnership model, which will see the first interns enrolled for September 2017.