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Camphill Wakefield

Camphill Wakefield is a specialist college for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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Camphill Wakefield
Wood Lane
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  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

Camphill Wakefield is an Independent Specialist College offering provision for students aged 16-25 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. Our students have a wide variety of special educational needs and disabilities, and we have three specialist pathways designed to meet their needs.

Catchment Area

We are situated in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and we recruit from several different local authorities in the area.


Our curriculum offer is made up of three pathways designed to provide the opportunity for students to progress and develop skills necessary employment, independent living, community inclusion, and health and wellbeing. All our programmes are tailored to the individual with a focus on Life and Employability Skills delivered through either accredited or RARPA assessment dependent on student need. 

We use life skills-specific rooms and a range of vocational areas, including horticulture, textiles, small animal care, pottery, multi-craft, and estates.  The selection of the pathway is based on each student’s EHCP, a comprehensive baseline (including BKSB and Boxall) assessment and the selection of the vocational area delivery is mapped to student preference and aspiration.

In addition to the core vocational strands, we also deliver standalone (as well as embedded) English and Maths, Employability modules and a direct interface with local employers and voluntary groups for meaningful, relevant and individualised work experience. We have a dedicated employability team, providing careers guidance and job coaching.

We also have a therapy team on site, consisting of a Speech and Language Therapist, two Occupational Therapists, an Assistant Psychologist, and a Therapy Assistant. 

Specialist Facilities

Our campus covers a 38-acre site and includes a newly furnished small animal centre. We also support a two-acre vegetable garden and have approximately 5 acres of semi-formal grounds around the buildings which are maintained as part of the land programme.

Wakefield Riding for the Disabled is also based on site, which is in the process of being integrated into Camphill Wakefield’s structure. Students can access horse care, stable management and riding.

Other Information

We also offer social care funded day services and holiday clubs.

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Staff and students gathered on the lawn
Students pushing wheelbarrows by the greenhouses
Horse looking over the fence
Student working at a pottery wheel

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