Consultation open on school place proposals

Woodley School and College

You can now have your say on our proposal to increase the number of special school places at Woodley School and College.

Woodley caters for children and young people with additional needs and welcomes pupils from across the whole of Kirklees.

Our consultation is about increasing the number of places gradually, ahead of and leading up to the school moving into a new and bigger building.

Cllr Elizabeth Reynolds, Cabinet member for Learning and Aspiration, said:

“It’s a priority in Kirklees that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are able to have the very best start in life.

“The council is currently expanding the amount of SEND provision in Kirklees schools to develop our support for children and young people and their families.

“The proposals for Woodley are part of our wider transformation of SEND services and we are keen to hear your views as this will help to shape the way forward.”

Work is ongoing to provide superb new facilities for Woodley School and College, which will move to a new site in Almondbury to better meet the needs of pupils. This is a long-term process involving a multi-million pound investment in vulnerable children, young people and families.

Alongside this, another special school, Joseph Norton Academy – which caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties – is also planned to move into a fantastic new building.

Have your say

The proposal for Woodley is to increase the number of places to 194 over time. For further details and to express your views, please visit the school organisation page on the council website.

Our Kirklees Futures 

Helping learners to access the best facilities and opportunities is a key part of Our Kirklees Futures – the long-term vision for learning across the district.

Our Kirklees Futures brings together the full range of education providers, plus wider partners, with the shared aim that learners of all ages will reach their full potential and be equipped with vital skills for life.

To find out more, please visit the Our Kirklees Futures web page.