We are a Residential Special School for boys based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Most students reside with us four nights of the week, although we do have some day places. Our purpose is to meet the needs of students between the ages of 8 – 16 years, who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We also meet additional needs that relate to Specific Learning Difficulties, and common diagnoses amongst our students include ADHD and ASD.
At The William Henry Smith School we aim to create a caring, secure, stimulating and flexible learning environment which serves to provide every child, through success and achievement, the health, safety and engagement opportunities needed to thrive. Our nationally recognised Therapeutic interventions and our Outstanding Social Care strive tirelessly to support students better access their learning.
We prepare our young people for adulthood through the teaching of skills and attitudes which will enable them to participate fully in society and give them the foundations to become lifelong learners.
What makes our school so special is that everyone is valued. We all recognise that by working together we can achieve more. We believe that everyone involved in our school, whether student or adult, benefits from that involvement.
Learning by achievement underpins everything we do at The William Henry Smith School, as we all endeavour to do our maximum to help each other succeed to the best of our ability.
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We hope this is reflected in our website www.whsschool.org.uk as we all individually and collectively strive to REACH further.