Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

About Us


Woodlands Centre with Nurture is a small specialist school for children who are 5 to 11 years old.

We have up to 16 children. All children have profound social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). Many children have communication and interaction needs as well.

Children learn and gain skills to enable them to reach their full potential, this includes English and Maths.  However, our curriculum also has a strong emphasis on developing emotional regulation and the skills to engage with learning in a nurturing environment.

We provide:

  • A specialist curriculum to meet children’s SEMH
  • Specialist interventions outlined in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • A high level of adult support

We are on the site of a mainstream school (Ackton Pastures). We have good links with the school which allows us to work together on things like school dinners or cleaning. However, we are a specialist setting that is fully separate from the school.

The setting incorporates the Nurture Principles. These help provide a safe, supportive environment to learn. For more info on nurture, please see