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High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures

High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures


Adverse Weather Closure Friday 15th January 2021

Following the closure to pupils today due to adverse weather conditions we are unable to re-open tomorrow.  All home to school transport has been cancelled by Wakefield LA for Friday 15th January 2021.  This is for pupil safety as temperatures will be below freezing overnight and many roads will remain unsafe for travel.  Remote learning will be available for pupils tomorrow and pupils will be emailed by their class teams with times of lessons and online resources which can also be used.  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.  

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