What days will I attend?
This will depend which Local Authority you are from. Wakefield students attend 3 days per week 9 am – 3.30 pm. They can also attend other days by arranging funding through their social worker.
What will my timetable look like?
This depends which workshop you choose and which days you attend. You can choose between woodwork, pottery, textiles, farm, garden and animal care.
How many students will be in my class?
We like to keep the groups small so there will usually be about 6 students plus a tutor and support staff.
Who will support me?
That will depend on the type and level of support you need. All students have a tutor and a welfare contact. If you need support from a speech and language therapist or an occupational therapist, we have those staff on site. We work with outside agencies e.g. CAMHS, social workers, Sensory Impairment Team and other health professionals. We can provide 1:1 support if this is necessary, however, our students are working on improving their independence as much as possible.
Do we still have break time?
Oh yes! There is a morning tea break and one in the afternoon too. You can bring a snack to eat during teabreak.
What can I have for lunch?
Students bring a packed lunch from home. Residential students go back to their house for lunch.
How will I get to and from college?
Transport is arranged by families via the local authority or if you prefer they can drop you off/collect you.
What equipment/uniform will I need?
We don’t have a college uniform. What you wear depends on what and where you’re learning. In the garden you’ll need overalls and boots but in the craft sessions you just need to wear what you are comfortable in.
Will I get homework?
Not formal homework but it is a good idea to practice what you are learning at home. For example in Independent Living Skills you may be learning to make a simple meal. You could practice this at home and impress everyone!
What do I do if I am unhappy about something or need help?
There is always someone to talk to at college. Every student has a Welfare contact. All the staff are happy to talk to you about what is on your mind and will try to help you.
Can I bring my phone?
Yes, you may bring a phone into college but we ask that you do not use it in sessions, just at break times.
Can I stay over at Camphill Wakefield?
Some of our students are residential students and go home at the weekend or end of term. Other students sometimes stay with us using their respite budget. They stay in one of the houses on campus and join in the evening activities.
What will I do after Camphill Wakefield?

This will be planned with your family and social worker. You may have had work experience via the ACE programme and this placement may carry on. Some of our students move on to live at another Camphill village or move onto our social care programme, which includes day and residential opportunities. Others transfer the skills they have learned with us into supported living.

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Wood Lane, Chapelthorpe, wakefield
West Yorkshire. WF4 3JL
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