About Us

Camphill Wakefield is a specialist college for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We are a safe, caring, enjoyable place for people to live, learn and rest. Our services include:


  • Residential
  • Education
  • Day Services
  • Enterprise

What we do and how we do it:

Here at Camphill Wakefield, we empower and inspire young people by providing a practical, and purposeful vocational and creative environment. We work to develop each student’s agency, and enable all our students to be heard and understood. Effective communication is key at Camphill Wakefield. We communicate our needs and expectations openly, and in the spirit of reflective tolerance we strive to find common ground with those whose expectations are different. We also put learning at the centre of everything we do. By using raw materials sourced on site to create finished craft products, we develop skills and an awareness of our environment with a focus on sustainability.

Our team of experienced and dedicated educators, therapists, and support staff are committed to providing individualised attention and support to each student. We believe that building strong relationships between students and staff is crucial to creating a safe, welcoming, and empowering learning environment.

All this cumulates in quality education, personal development, and individual support that is:

Staff always champion choice and the wishes of the Young Person

Keen to learn and understand
We naturally choose to evaluate and reflect on performance in a supportive, mentoring environment.

We work across a number of settings. We collaborate with other professionals to get the best result for the Young Person

Safeguarding and Health & Safety is at the heart of everything that we do