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


Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

18th May 2020 - HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES  Parents Tab - Home Learning.  Subscribe to our newsletter for email work tasks regularly! #stayhomesavelives

Coronovirus / COVID–19 Update.

May 2020

May Half-term Holiday 

Please note that Oakfield Park will be closed over the half-term holiday (w/c 25th May).   

This is due to insufficient staff numbers being available to ensure the health and safety of all students wishing to attend.  Unless government guidance changes, we shall re-open, to the same reduced number of students as before, on Monday 1st June

Government guidance which states that:

 “schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend” and “You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should - #stayhomesavelives”


If both parents are critical key workers (or 1 parent in single parent families) a risk assessment will be carried out by school.

If your child is classed as vulnerable a risk assessment will be carried out by the local authority.

We realise that for some families this creates many difficulties but is your child is safe at home please keep them at home.

School need to ensure the safety of the students and staff in this difficult time and we appreciate your support in this.

There will be no penalty applied to any student or family should their son or daughter be kept at home for any reason during this unique situation.

Please continue to monitor this website for regular updates.

Thank you

 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. We currently have 120 students on roll of which 68 are C.I.N., 7 are C.I.C. and 35 are F.S.M.  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 implement the following school mission statement in all that we do. 

"At Oakfield Park, we aim for all our students to develop a ‘voice’, to be as independent, social and healthy as possible, enabling them to become citizens who engage positively with society, whilst leading happy and fulfilled lives."

In order to reflect this statement, the education we deliver 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 have recently been working hard to develop and deliver an even more relevant curriculum  whilst at the same time striving to reflect both our school motto “All Different, All Valued, all Equal” and our school rules "Be Kind, Stay Safe, Work Hard", in all that we do.

In October 2019 we were inspected by Ofsted and we were delighted that the inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” in all areas. Overall Effectiveness, The Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Sixth Form. Here are a few quotes from the report:

  • “Oakfield Park is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school”
  • “The quality of education at Oakfield Park is outstanding”
  • There are “exceptionally strong relationships between pupils and staff”
  • “By the time students leave school, they are exceedingly well prepared for adult life”
  • “Pupils” … “feel happy and safe because they know that adults care about them”

Click here for Ofsted Page and report                   Click here for our performance data.

Our staff team is committed to working in partnership with all 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 all visitors to our school and we are very proud of the positive feedback we receive from friends, families and professionals.

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

Steve Copley,

Autumn 2019. 

Please click here to contact the Headteacher.

P.S. Please see our Social Media updates for up to date information and photographs of school life.


 If you would like a receive a paper copy of any of the document on our website please contact us:

Jean Gordon - Senior Admin Officer
Oakfield Park school
Barnsley Road
West Yorkshire


Telephone: 01977 613423




Latest School Events

School Closes for 1 week22May2020

3:15 pm - 31 may, 11:55 pm @ Oakfield Park school

School closed for 1 week.

School Opens01Jun2020

Mini Marathon 202018Jun2020

@ Oakfield Park School Grounds

Sponsored walk or run to raise money for Oakfield Park school.

Post 16 outdoor week22Jun2020

@ Oakfield Park School Grounds

Post 16 learners will take part in outdoor learning activities - year 11 may join in as part of transition to post 16.

Ackworth Gala 202027Jun2020

@ Ackworth

Come and buy some tickets on our chocolate tombola - you may win a prize!

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