All Different, All Valued, All Equal

SEN Report 2023/4

Who can I contact about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

Our school SENCO is Nicola Cryer


Phone 01977 613423 



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. 

All Different

All Valued

All Equal



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 155 students on roll all students have an Education, health and care plan (EHCP).  We prepare all our students for adulthood by ensuring outcomes are agreed with all stakeholders within our annual review of the EHCP.


Broad and balanced curriculum

We have a bespoke curriculum which is designed with our students in mind and provides time to work towards student EHCP outcomes at every opportunity. We make use of the local and wider community to ensure our pupils are developing the skills they require for adulthood.  Our curriculum has 7 Strands at KS3 and KS4 which are they streamlined into 6 strands at Post 16.

Key Stage 3 and 4


Cognition and thinking skills


Social Emotional and behaviour

Independence and Self-help

Wider World



Post 16


Cognition and numeracy

Being healthy


Participating in society

Preparation for work and life


At KS3 and 4 we have specific topics which are used as a vehicle to deliver the above strands.

At post 16 we focus on working towards the Preparation for Adulthood agenda (PfA)


Personalised Learning

 All students have personal outcomes which are in the EHCP document agreed and reviewed at the annual review meeting

All students have an IEP target linked to each outcome which are agreed and reviewed at least termly.


SEND Code of Practice

In the code of practice there are 4 areas of need:

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and learning

Social emotional and mental health 

Sensory and physical

We aim to support all students in developing their area/s of need through our bespoke curriculum and personalised learning approaches.


Preparation for Adulthood

We work towards the PfA within out 6 Post 16 strands as approbate to the needs and abilities of our students.

Preparation for independent living: having choice, control and freedom.

Participating in society; having friends, participating and contributing

Being healthy

Preparation for Employment

Preparation for higher education


Click below for more information or to download our SEN report:

Useful Links

SEND Glossary


Wakefield Local Offer


2023/4 SEN Report