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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 – 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 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.







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.



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Latest Newsletters

  • 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!

  • 20 Dec 2013
    News Issue 32

    Swimming Gala, Love Bread Workshop, Roast Dinner Day, Coast 2 Coast Challenge and more!

  • 19 Jul 2013
    News Issue 31

    Everest Challenge, Food 4 Life Silver, Engage Awards, Sports Day, MasterChef and more!

Latest Calendar Events

Easter holiday27Mar2015

Students return to school for Summer Term14Apr2015

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