Camphill Wakefield is a specialist college for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Our study programmes, based upon the Pathways for Adulthood, give the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for employment, independent living, community inclusion and personal health and wellbeing. We have full time and part-time day places and can also offer residential provision, both weekly boarding and full weeks. We operate a 37 week three term year, with half term breaks. Extended provision, including 52 weeks, is available on request.
WHAT IS ON SITE
Our College Campus in Wakefield is at the heart of 56 acres of fields and woodland which backs onto a nature reserve and country park. At its centre are five student houses, together with craft workshops, movement spaces, meeting rooms and learning spaces. Our land supports a working farm, with cows, pigs, sheep, hens and some other small animals. The college garden is two acres of vegetable and flower gardens, including greenhouses, raised beds and orchards.
There is ample parking, a welcoming reception area, meeting rooms, and lots of friendly people waiting to help. They can also direct you to Wakefield Riding for the Disabled, which shares our site. Camphill Wakefield actively engages with the local community, participating with environmental groups, craft trade fairs, exhibitions and festivals. We provide a location for the local community to have social events, coffee mornings for the elderly and fundraising for local and national causes.
Students explore their full life potential, aspirations and relationships guided by highly trained and dedicated staff. Together we share and celebrate our successes and learn from the things that were not so successful. Students are normally aged between 16-20 on entry and in receipt of a current and active Education Health and care Plan (EHCP). We also offer some post college opportunities for younger adults with a personal budget.