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High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures

High Well School

Preparing for Positive Futures


School Opening Update 9th November 2020:

High Well School will remain closed on Tuesday 10th November.  This is to allow for a safe reopening on Wednesday 11th November, including the provision of lunch.  Unfortunately there have been further positive Covid-19 cases in the school community over the weekend.  Affected pupils have been contacted directly to self-isolate.  The school was deep cleaned today (9th November 2020) and pupil and staff safety remains our top priority.  Learning is available online for your child to complete and work packs will be delivered tomorrow to pupils who prefer to learn in this way.  Thank you for your continued support. 

Covid-19 Update 7th November 2020:

High Well School will be closed to all pupils on Monday 9th November.  This is to allow for additional deep cleaning and alternative lunchtime arrangements to be put in place as the school kitchen will be closed for the next week.  Staff will be in contact on Monday 9th November with an update.  Taxis have been cancelled however if a taxi arrives for your child on Monday 9th November do not send your child to school.   


Covid-19 Update 6th November 2020:

Two members of the school community have tested positive for Covid-19 today.  Please read the letter below for further information.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school directly.

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


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.  

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