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Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7DT


Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

 Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Oakfield Park School’s website.  I hope you will find it informative and accessible.

We are a Local Authority maintained school providing education for young people aged 11 to 19 years with severe, complex or profound and multiple learning difficulties.  Many of our pupils have additional needs including autism, sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, medical and physical difficulties. Our school community is diverse and young people attend from across the Wakefield Metropolitan District. We work closely with other special schools and PRUs in Wakefield and are signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding which forms the basis of a working agreement with them. (For more information on each of these schools or Units please visit: 

At Oakfield Park we endeavour to provide a safe and supportive school environment which is both educationally stimulating  and appropriately challenging, thus providing optimum conditions for learning, personal development and achievement. 

The curriculum at Oakfield Park is continually evolving to ensure that we offer the best possible preparation for life both within school and most importantly for when our students leave school and move on to whichever provision is considered by the students and their families to be the most beneficial.  Staff are currently working hard to develop an even more relevant curriculum for use from the school year 2017-18 onwards whilst at the same time continuing to reflect our school motto of “All Different, All Valued, all Equal” in all that we do.

In November 2014 we were inspected by Ofsted and we were delighted that the inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” in all six categories which were assessed (Click here for the report).  As a team we are very clear minded in our intention to keep improving.  For example, in September 2015 we opened our major building re-development which has provided the school with three new specially equipped classrooms, a new sensory area, an extended hall with a fitness suite together with a new Entrance, Reception and Administration block. 

Our staff team is committed to working in partnership with families, fellow professionals and stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of care and education are in place for each individual student.   We will always offer a warm welcome to parents, stakeholders and other visitors to our school in order to meet our young people and the staff team. 

Safeguarding plays a crucial role in all we do here at Oakfield Park school.  Please click here to see our Safeguarding Policy 

Steve Copley

Spring 2017. 

P.S. Please see our Twitter page for up to date information and photographs of school life.

Latest School Events

Tour De Yorkshire coming through Ackworth04May2018

@ Oakfield Park School

Will we catch a glimpse of the Tour De Yorkshire passing the roundabout near school?

May Day Holiday07May2018

INSET day for pupils08May2018

School will be closed to pupils on this day.

Half Term Begins25May2018

School reopens04Jun2018

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