What is there on campus?
We have a 56 acre campus with a variety of buildings all of which are used for learning. In the craft hub we have workshops for woodwork, pottery and textiles. There are greenhouses and poly tunnels as well as the garden room to complement the garden. We have 5 houses on site, all of which are used as real life learning areas for personal independence skills. In the heart of the campus is Aulis, a multi-purpose hall. Wakefield Riding for the Disabled is also based on site giving students the opportunity to learn horse care and stable management as well as horse riding.
Anti bullying

At Camphill Wakefield we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere free from oppression and abuse. Click here to download a pdf file containing our Anti Bullying policy.

Pupil Wellbeing and safeguarding

The college’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students is of paramount importance. For example, each student will be allocated a Welfare Contact and they will oversee the pastoral care of the student. They are also the main point of call for parents/carers. Click here to download our full safeguarding policy document.

Equipment
Students who opt for the Land Pathway will need heavy boots and overalls. Craft students will not need any special equipment. Should a student opt for RDA sessions, a list will be provided.
Food
Day students bring a packed lunch and are encouraged to make healthy choices. At break time a drink are provided but students may bring in a drink and snack of their choice.
Supporting students with medical conditions
Some of our students need support to manage medical conditions. Among the conditions that are currently being supported are epilepsy, diabetes and special dietary requirements. Some of our staff are trained in the administration of Buccal Midazolam and the majority have had First Aid training.
Support
Sessions have a tutor to lead the learning and support workers are allocated depending on student funding/need. We have a Speech and Language Therapist and an Occupational Therapist on site. They work with students who have these support needs recorded in their EHCPs.
Values and Ethos
Camphill is a world-wide movement dedicated to building communities where everyone can find purpose and belonging. Read more here (link to our website)

Camphill Wakefield offers young people with moderate to severe and complex learning disabilities the opportunity to develop skills for the next stages of their lives.

Like all Camphill communities, we take a holistic, therapeutic approach. We believe that all people are equally deserving of respect and should have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
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Wood Lane, Chapelthorpe, wakefield
West Yorkshire. WF4 3JL
01924 255281
admissions@camphill.ac.uk
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