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High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures

High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures


18th June 2021

Due to the expansion of the school we are recruiting for a Class Teacher, HLTA and two TA posts for next academic year.  Please click below to go to our vacancies page:


Changes to guidance on mask wearing 17th May 2021

From 17th May 2021 the DfE has removed the requirement for pupils to wear masks in classrooms.  Pupils will still need to wear masks when travelling around school and in communal areas.  All other Covid-19 measures will continue.  Masks will continue to be required on home to school transport unless your child is exempt.  Children who want to continue to wear a mask in classrooms are welcome to do so.  Please ensure your child continues to bring a mask to school.  

Easter Holidays

School is closed from Monday 29th March 2021 and reopens on Monday 12th April 2021.  Wishing you a happy and safe Easter!


Lateral Flow Testing

The Government is asking that all secondary aged pupils are tested twice per week.  We have been offering pupil testing since December 2020 and will continue to offer this twice per week in school.  The Government is also offering families the opportunities to test their secondary aged child(ren) and themselves twice weekly at home.  If you would prefer to test your child at home and would like support with accessing the tests please contact us via phone or


National Careers Week 1st - 7th March 2021

It is National Careers Week this week and pupils across the school are undertaking a range of learning and activities related to exploring future careers.   Please click the button below to see a parents guide to National Careers Week:


Pupil Expectations March 2021


Parent/Carer SurveyParent/Carer Survey

Please click on the button below to complete our parent/carer survey on your experiences of our education provision during the current lockdown: 


INSET Day Monday 22nd February 2021.  School will re-open to pupils on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.   


Adverse Weather Closure Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Due to heavy snow overnight and continuing snowfall High Well School site will be closed today.    Remote learning will be available for pupils today and pupils will be emailed by their class teams with times of lessons and online resources which can also be used.  The remote learning section of the website will be updated with a timetable for each class by 9am today (2nd February 2021).  Please click the button below for Remote Learning or visit the section in Parents & Carers for further information.


Letter to Parents/Carers from Wakefield Council 11th January 2021

Please click the button below to view a letter from Wakefield Council on school places during the current lockdown:

Accessing Remote Learning

We now have a dedicated remote learning section on our website.  Please go to Parents/Carers and you will find a section on remote learning on the right hand side. 


Updated Risk Assessment 05/01/2021

Please click the button below to read our updated risk assessment.


Free Mobile Data for Remote Learning

We have access to a number of schemes that provide free extra mobile data to assist with home learning. These schemes are available to anyone without a fixed broadband connection. Further information on one of the schemes is available at  If you are interested, please contact the school.


Urgent message for Parents/Carers regarding Tuesday 5th January 2021

In response to the Prime Minister's statement this evening we will need to delay re-opening High Well School until Wednesday 6th January 2021.  We will be in contact with every family on Tuesday 5th to discuss the plans for the next 6 weeks which will include a mixture of both onsite and remote learning.  We appreciate your patience and support with this fast changing situation, however the safety of  pupils, staff and families is of utmost importance. 



Community Support

A reminder to all parents that, within your community, the Children First Hubs are there for families who need extra support and can help with a range of problems.  Please see numbers below:

Hemsworth                      01977 722305

City Limits (WF1)          01924 303272

Airedale                             01977 724350

Normanton                       01924 307878


Reminder to parents/carers:

If your child presents with one or more of the following symptoms please keep your child at home and book a test.  If you require any support with testing please contact us directly.

  • A high temperature (feels hot to touch on chest or back)
  • A loss or change in what you can normally taste and smell
  • A new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot more for more than one hour or 3 or more coughing fits in a day

Click below to read the latest information on how to access a test in Wakefield

Remote Learning:

For support or questions with home learning packs or online learning please email:


Staying safe online:

The link below offers top tips on how to keep safe online.  We also have further information available in the Parents/Carers section of the website under Safeguarding:

Follow us on Twitter: @hwswakefield

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children & social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)



-Welcome to our website.

On behalf of the staff and Governing Body I would like to welcome you to High Well School.

High Well is a special school for pupils aged between 11-16 years with an Education, Health and Care Plan for Severe/Profound Social, Emotional and Mental Health...

Our Rewards

Each month pupils with staff agree a personal target relevant to their social and emotional development.  Progress against the target is recorded and tracked on a daily basis.  If a pupil achieves their target at least 85% of the time they gain a place on the Gold Award trip.  Silver is 75% and Bronze is 65%.  Pupils are involved in making suggestions for Gold and Silver trips.  

Connect with us

Donna Richardson, Business Support Officer
High Well School, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD
01924 572 100