About Hall Cliffe Primary

At Hall Cliffe Primary School we are dedicated to providing our children with a family orientated environment. We believe a therapeutic and nurturing approach allows our children to grow in confidence and increase their self-esteem so that they can integrate into their learning environment and the wider community.

If you would like to arrange a visit or discuss how we can meet the needs of your child please contact us on 01924 614490 or hall-cliffe-primary@witherslackgroup.co.uk

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Ofsted Report

Staff at Hall Cliffe Primary School strive to achieve an exceptional teaching and learning environment where pupils are able to achieve their personalised goals to improve academic and social communication.

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“Leaders and managers have ensured that all of the independent school standards are consistently met and that safeguarding is rigorous.”

“Pupils make good progress from low starting points. This progress has improved more recently as pupils become settled in their new school. Their personal development needs are met very well.”

“Teachers know their pupils well and positive relationships give pupils the confidence to engage in learning following often lengthy absences from education.”

Range of Needs

Hall Cliffe Primary School caters for pupils with a range of needs, including the following:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder including Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulty i.e. dyslexia, dyscalculia
  • Communication and interaction  difficulties
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance – additional to primary diagnosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- additional to primary diagnosis
  • Tourette’s Syndrome- additional to primary diagnosis

Our dedicated staff will spend time finding out what your child enjoys and what they are interested in so that their interests are integrated in their learning experience. This along with other needs feature in their Individual Care and Education Plans, which set targets to address areas for development.

Following your child starting you will be involved in discussions about your child’s education on a regular basis. For example, through daily home-school diaries, post admission review, annual reviews and in the writing of Individual Education Plans.

All children have a ‘My Support Plan’ which they contribute towards; this identifies the level of pastoral support they might require and in what circumstances. Any pupil who exhibits social, emotional, psychological or behavioural difficulties is provided with support, where necessary, from the teaching and support staff and from our Pastoral Care Team, who are based outside of the classroom and are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils feel safe, settled, calm and ready to learn.


We have a formal admissions procedure and visits are welcomed from all interested parties.  Please contact the school directly if you would like to arrange a visit.

The local authority will send the child’s documentation to the school and the school’s admissions team will identify if Hall Cliffe Primary can meet their needs. If we are unable to meet the child’s needs we will support the referring parties by recommending a provision which is more suitable.

Children who the admissions team feel meet the admissions criteria will be offered an interview at school. The referring parties, parents/guardians and the child will be invited to attend this interview. The interview, held at the school, will include a tour of school and some informal assessments.

If the pupil is accepted, an offer letter will then be sent to the relevant parties with a possible start date and fees.

Around 6 to 8 weeks after the child begins, a post admission review will be held to look at their progress, resources and identify any other needs.  The Individual Care and Education Plan will also be finalised at this meeting.

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 attempts to answer many of these, but you can visit the rest of our website 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.

SEN Information Report