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"
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.
- NASBM Awards....
...for Support Services staff!
- Annual Conference
Our 5th Annual Conference was held on October 20th. Click to read more.......
- New School Video!
See below the news feed to watch our brand new video! Watch this space for a range of further materials.
- Fastest Classroom Challenge Completed....
What an achievement!
- Caroline Booth wins NASS Award
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Latest Calendar Events
- WHSS Christmas Dinner17Dec2014
- Christmas Carol Service18Dec2014
- Christmas holiday19Dec2014
Days at home: 21st December – 6th January