Woodley School and College

Dog Kennel Bank, Huddersfield, HD5 8JE


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Our training sessions aim to empower individuals and organisations to become more autism confident and work successfully with autistic young people. To achieve this, our team of experts deliver training tailored to meet audience needs and requirements.

PBS is an evidence based, person-centred approach to identifying and meeting a person’s support needs, in particular if someone is distressed and at risk of harming themselves or others.

Quality of Life describes a person’s physical, social and psychological wellbeing. It draws attention to the accumulated impact of the day-to-day, which is the level to which individuals may feel their lives to be happy, active, sociable, interesting and meaningful.

Our virtual tour gives you the chance to visit us digitally and look at the environment our students work in. Nothing beats a physical visit but this does give you an idea of what school looks like.

Pupil voice in Woodley School and College means a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences.

Headteacher's Welcome

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Woodley School and College and I am pleased to welcome you to our website. The website will provide you with a brief insight of the school.

Woodley School and College is a Kirklees Local Authority aspirational, inclusive and outward looking special school in Huddersfield for children aged 5-19 with complex autism. There are currently 133 pupils on roll.

The school is rated as 'Good' by Ofsted (2017), holds Advanced Autism Accreditation and is the Autism Education Trust licensed training provider for Kirklees schools and Post 16. This recognises the highest standards of autism expertise and practice and underpins the school’s important role as a schools training hub.

    Proposal to expand the number of special school places at Woodley School and College

    Updated 26th January 2024 


    The proposal to increase the number of special school places at Woodley School and College has now reached the next stage.


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


    A consultation has already taken place about increasing the number of places gradually, ahead of and leading up to the school moving into a new and bigger building. The consultation showed a high level of support for the proposal.


    The next stage is publication of legal notices, which is another chance for people to have their say. For more details about the proposal to increase places, please visit the School Organisation web page.


    Work is ongoing to provide superb new facilities for Woodley, which will move to a new site in Almondbury to better meet the needs of pupils. This involves a multi-million pound investment and is part of our work to transform support for children, young people and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


    What's Going On Around School


    Art Exhibition for Autism Awareness Week

    Monday 18th - Friday 22nd March 2024

    Art Exhibition for Autism Awareness Week
    Art Exhibition for Autism Awareness Week

    Open evening for prospective parents

     Tuesday 25th June 2024 - 4:00pm

    Prospective families are warmly invited to attend our open evening where you will have the opportunity to meet the Senior Leadership Team, take a tour of the school and ask any questions you may have.

    If you would like to attend this event email office@woodlyschool.org.uk. Please let us know the name of your child, the name of their current school and the number of adults that will be attending.

    Please note that this is an adult only event and that you should arrive promptly for a 4.00pm start.


    Headteacher's Letter to Parents - Summer Term


    Please click here to download the latest letter to parents from the Headteacher.


    Woodley Chickens - 21/04/2023

    Throughout March our students have been able to participate in an amazing experience hatching and raising chicks. All classes were given the opportunity to see the chicks and help to care for them.

    The school have decided to keep some of the chickens and we are delighted to announce that they have now been moved into their new enclosure. All the children were allowed to pitch suggestions for naming the chickens and the best of these were chosen by the school council. The chickens have coloured tags on their legs to help identify them. You can view the list of names in the attachment below:

    Woodley Chickens Names.docx



    Children will continue to have the opportunity to care for the chickens during the week.