Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Useful Apps, Websites and Links


The majority of our children love technology and this can be hugely beneficial as well as a hindrance!

If you have an Apple device, there is a ‘Guided Access’ feature which means you can lock your device onto one App to prevent your child from changing what you want then to access. See on how to enable this. Something similar may well exist for other tablets.


Apps (free but may include in app purchases)

  • CBeebies – Playtime Island, Get Creative, Go Explore
  • Duplo
  • Paint Sparkles Draw
  • Baby Bubble Pop
  • Sensory Magma (variations on this are available)
  • Musical Fireworks 3
  • Thomas and Friends – various
  • Chuggington - various
  • Meet the Alphablocks
  • Meet the Numberblocks

Apps (have to be purchased)

  • Teach Your Monster To Read (for those accessing phonics)
  • Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box
  • Jolly Phonics Songs

(This list is by no means exhaustive but is a starting point. If you come across Apps your child really likes, please let us know so we can share with other families.)


Facebook pages/groups

  • Forest Wood
  • Wakefield Parent Carer Forum
  • Wesail Wakefield
  • Singing Hands
  • Wakefield Local Offer
  • PECS User Support - for those families using PECS
  • Gina Davies Autism Centre
  • SEN Magazine
  • The Makaton Charity
  • Middletown Centre for Autism


Websites for parents  (forms available to download on right hand side of page)


Websites for children