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Latest Ofsted grading : Good with Outstanding Elements

We are a Residential Special School based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Most boys reside with us four nights of the week, although we do have some extended day places. Our purpose is to meet the needs of boys between the ages of 8 – 19 years, who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We also meet additional needs that relate to Specific Learning Difficulties, and common diagnoses amongst our boys 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.

We have at our core "REACH"

  • Relationships
  • Environment
  • Achievement
  • Community
  • Happiness

And we provide

  • Education up to GCSE
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Outstanding Residential Care - OFSTED
  • An integrated 24 hour curriculum
  • Personalised learning pathways
  • Specialist approaches to meeting complex needs
  • Therapeutic family support
  • Mental Health interventions
  • Bespoke Post 16 packages
  • Excellent outcomes and destinations
  • A significant Social Return on Investment

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.

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.

The William Henry Smith School recently achieved the Investors in People Bronze Level Award, Food for Life Partnership Silver Award and International Eco Schools Award. We also have an "Ofsted outstanding" rating.

We hope you find our website informative and engaging. If you have any questions about our website or School, then please call us on 01484 710 123, or visit our contact us page for full details.

We invite parents and carers of students to provide us with feedback on our school by completing our WHSS Parents Questionnaire.  You can either do this by completing it online here or by downloading a pdf version here.






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Parents and carers can give their views of our school to Ofsted by completing their Parent View Questionnaire.  Just click on the image below and follow the instructions.  You can also see what other parents/carers think about our school.




Child Protection/PROTECT

If you have any concerns relating to your child’s health and wellbeing you can pass these on via the school telephone number or refer them on the form below.  The school’s Child Protection/Safeguarding leads can also be contacted as follows:

Sue Ackroyd: sue.ackroyd@whsschool.org.uk

Ann Ashton: ann.ashton@whsschool.org.uk

Concern form 

If you are at all worried that your child may be being radicalised by attempts from influential groups you can also raise your concern on the above form or by emailing Sue or Ann directly. Please see the Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding appendices which may help you to spot possible signs; please be aware that the examples on their own do not mean a child has indeed been radicalised and any concerns should always be referred to your designated safeguarding leads (Sue Ackroyd/Ann Ashton) or directly to the Police or your child’s Social Worker.

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Latest Calendar Events

Christmas Carol Concert17Dec2015

Christmas Holiday18Dec2015

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Latest Newsletters

  • 17 Jul 2015
    News Issue 37

    Including articles on our 2015 Masterchef competition, Sports Day, Easter Fayre and more!

  • 07 May 2015
    News Issue 36

    Red Nose Day, Learn a New Skill, Map reading, new students, World Book day and more!

  • 11 Feb 2015
    News Issue 35

    Including articles on our annual Swimming Gala, Prize Giving, Fastest Classoom, NASS and more!

  • 21 Jul 2014
    News Issue 34

    Fastest Classroom, Easter Fayre, Masterchef, Halifax Track, ECLC Tour de France, Sports Day, Engage

  • 25 Apr 2014
    News Issue 33

    Xmas Outings, Harvey Cup Fell Run, Work Experience, Careers Day and more!