Hall Cliffe Primary School

We provide a happy, welcoming and motivating learning environment, where the whole school enjoy their learning and are encouraged to achieve success.

"My son has settled into Hall Cliffe Primary School very well and comes home with a smile on his face everyday"


Welcome to Hall Cliffe Primary School

Hall Cliffe Primary School is a co-educational, independent, specialist day school near
Wakefield providing high quality education for children between the ages of 5 and 13. The
school caters for a diverse group of pupils with special educational needs including
speech, language and communication difficulties, attention deficit disorder and social and
emotional difficulties.

Hall Cliffe Primary is partnered with the nearby Hall Cliffe School, which provides secondary education. Both schools work in a collaborative and coordinated way to deliver outstanding levels of education and care to all pupils.

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Our Aims & Ethos

We are dedicated to providing our children with a family orientated environment.  We believe that with a therapeutic and nurturing approach, our pupils will grow in confidence and self-esteem.  This will ensure they have the skills top be ready to learn, so that they can thrive as independent learners in the wider community; improving outcomes happiness and life opportunities. 

The broad curriculum allows pupils to develop academically and at the same time we encourage them to find and build their individual talents and interests through experiencing a wide range of new activities.

Hall Cliffe Primary School at a Glance

  2. 5 - 13
  3. Day
  4. Boys & Girls

"Since our child had started at Hall Cliffe Primary School he has been more settled and actually really wants to go to school, which is welcome news to us."


Below are just some of the key aspects of our school’s offer to our pupils and families:

  • In house Speech and Language Therapist, Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner, Assistant Psychologist and Educational Psychologist, with access to the wider Witherslack Group Therapy team.
  • Small school (maximum 32 pupils) and small class groups (average size 6 pupils) with pupils grouped according to ability, where appropriate.
  • An individualised curriculum, delivered within a specialist learning environment, which enables pupils to make rapid progress and achieve exceptionally well over time.
  • A highly qualified staff team, all trained by Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, as well as via national courses and trainers.

Our SEN Information Report

As a parent or carer we understand you will have plenty of questions when considering the best school for your child.

Our SEN Information Report (Local Offer) attempts to answer many of these, but you can visit the rest of our web site to find out more. We will also be happy to answer any questions over the phone or arrange for you and your child to visit the school, so please just get in touch.



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Message from the Head Teacher

Hall Cliffe Primary School offers a unique and inspirational environment that makes a positive difference to the lives of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. These difficulties include Attention Deficit Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attachment Difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties. Our small, calm, nurturing environment provides pupils with the opportunities to thrive educationally, socially and behaviourally.

Our family orientated school provides a safe space for pupils to develop a range of skills that provide a strong foundation for adulthood. We foster and nurture resilience and teach the skills children need to manage their own emotions and self-regulate their behaviour. Our highly trained specialist staff offer high levels of support and encourage pupils to become independent, productive members of society.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive school that values and celebrates the differences of all of our children and their families. We strive to engage our children in learning in a fun and interactive way to ensure all achieve the best possible outcomes. Our exciting curriculum is individualised to meet the needs and learning styles of each pupil. In addition to the provision of the full national curriculum, which includes intervention programmes where appropriate, we also offer our ‘Curriculum Around the Pupil’. This daily session provides pupils with opportunities to develop skills and talents in areas such as cooking, computing, arts and craft, gardening and sport.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the school to see for yourself our very special and inspirational environment and for you to meet our equally inspirational staff and pupils.

Mrs Claire Traynor

Head Teacher

What we’ve been up to at Hall Cliffe Primary School

Reward trip on the ice

Terrell, a pupil at Hall Cliffe Primary School, recently visited Bradford Ice Arena as part of a reward trip. During the trip he was lucky enough to meet Ryan Sidebottom, former England cricketer and his partner Brandee Malto, who have been ...

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