Excellence by any measure

Expect more and achieve more

Every student has the potential to make the world a better place. Our challenge is to identify their talents, and create the platform for them to achieve.

Our staff are our greatest asset

Our skilled and dedicated staff tailor individual strategies to improve students’ trust, self-esteem and confidence.

A message from our Executive Head Teacher

I am exceptionally fortunate to be placed in a position of trust to support Stafford Hall School. The students who attend are quite simply – amazing!.

They have totally unique personalities, and posses an enormous amount of untapped potential.

The excellent staff team at Stafford Hall School are determined to help the students succeed and have the highest of aspirations. They are hardworking and professional, and embody our culture, which is best summed up in our motto – ‘excellence by any measure’. It is this pursuit of excellence that gives me the upmost confidence that the future of Stafford Hall School is bright.

Picture of Amran Suleman, Head of School

Amran Suleman

Executive Head Teacher

A message from our Head of Education at Stafford Hall

It is with great pride that I welcome you to our wonderful rural school, surrounded by a colourful countryside, at the heart of a historic market, mill, and minster town. Stafford Hall School is located in Halifax, an inclusive community in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England,

As Head, It is a privilege and honour to be entrusted with the education of the young people at Stafford Hall School, a school with high aspirations and a profound and well-justified belief that every young person can learn and achieve. Our integrated therapeutic approaches to teaching aims to be stimulating and creative, encouraging young people to become lifelong learners with a thirst for life experiences.

We want to ignite an interest in the world around them and for that interest to lead to fulfilling and imaginative lives. Above all, we believe learning should be fun! We take a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all young people have the resilience to cope with the challenges that lie ahead, preparing them for adulthood and the next journey in their life.

At Stafford Hall School whilst acknowledging academic achievements are an important part of life, all our young people have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of sporting, artistic and musical opportunities, as well as regular trips and visits. Our pastoral care is exceptional, ensuring all young people are kept safe and supported.

Our mission is to provide an enriching, high quality person-centred education, where young people feel nurtured and can fulfil their full potential. Stafford Hall School strives to be an oasis of educational excellence where all young people feel well-supported, happy and safe, therefore enjoying school.

Picture of Nancy Latouche, Head of Education

Nancy Latouche

Head of Education

School News

School Calendar

1st November 2021

Teacher Training Day

2nd November 2021

School Opens

10th November 2021

World Science Day

11th November 2021

Remembrance Day

11th November 2021

Review Day

12th November 2021

Children in Need

13th November 2021

World Kindness Day

15th November 2021

Anti Bullying Week

20th November 2021

World Children’s Day

10th December 2021

Human Rights Day

13th-17th December 2021

School Awards

17th December 2021

School closes for Christmas

24th December 2021

Christmas Eve

25th December 2021

Christmas Day

26th December 2021

Boxing Day

31st December 2021

New Year’s Eve

1st January 2022

New Year’s Day

5th January 2022

School Opens

16th January 2022

World Religion Day

17th January 2022

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day

25th January 2022

Burns Night

27th January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day

1st February 2022

Chinese New Year

1st February 2022

LGBT+ History Month

4th February 2022

World Cancer Day

14th February 2022

Valentine’s Day

18th February 2022

School Closes for Half Term

28th February 2022

Teacher Training Day

1st March 2022

School Opens

1st March 2022

Women’s History Month

1st March 2022

Shrove Tuesday

2nd March 2022

Ash Wednesday

3rd March 2022

World Book Day

8th March 2022

International Women’s Day

10th March 2022

Review Day

14th March 2022

Pi Day

21st March 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22nd March 2022

World Water Day

1st April 2022

Ramadan Begins

2nd April 2022

World Autism Day

7th April 2022

World Health Day

8th April 2022

School closes for Easter

15th April 2022

Good Friday

17th April 2022

Easter Sunday

18th April 2022

Easter Monday

22nd April 2022

Earth Day

22nd April 2022

Stephen Lawrence Day

23rd April 2022

St George’s Day

25th April 2022

Teacher Training Day

26th April 2022

School Opens

2nd May 2022

Bank Holiday

8th May 2022

VE Day

17th May 2022

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

18th May 2022

International Museum Day

27th May 2022

School Closes for Half Term

1st June 2022

Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month

2nd June 2022

Bank Holiday

3rd June 2022

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

6th June 2022

Teacher Training Day

6th June 2022

Anniversary of D-Day

7th June 2022

School Opens

20th June 2022

World Refugee Day

21st June 2022

Make Music Day

10th July 2022


18th July 2022

Mandela Day

22nd July 2022

School Closes for Summer

30th July 2022

International Day of Friendship


Happy holidays; stay safe and have fun!

Map showing the locations of Young Foundations step-down, and specialist education, services

Stafford Hall School is proud to be part of Young Foundations

Young Foundations is an award winning organisation, providing step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young adults.

We specialise in residential step-down services for children and young people with complex needs, including autism, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.

Our creative and nurturing approach focuses on each individual and delivers a targeted programme of support specifically designed around them.