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High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures

High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures


Community Support

A reminder to all parents that, within your community, the Children First Hubs work with 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


Autumn Letter 23rd October 2020

Please click below to read the end of half-term letter:

Covid-19 Update 19th October 2020:

A member of the school community has tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.  Please read the letter below for further information.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school directly.


Covid-19 Updates September 2020:

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

Click below for information on the 'Rule of Six' and social gatherings


September 2020

The academic year starts on Monday 7th September - this will be an INSET day to all pupils.  School will start for the following year groups on the following days:

  • 08/09/20  - Years 7 and 11
  • 09/09/20  - Years 8 and 10
  • 10/09/20   - Year 9

Any pupils in classes of mixed year groups will be contacted directly with their start date.

16/07/2020 - End of year letter for parents/carers.  Click the button below to read:

16/07/2020 - Risk Assessment for parents/carers regarding full opening of schools in September 2020.  Click the button below to read:

16/07/2020 - Updated pupil expectations for September 2020.  Click the button below to read:


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