Wakefield School (Est 2002) as part of the State Behaviour Initiative, is located in a semi rural setting in western Lake Macquarie. It provides placement for up to 28 students in the Years 5 to 8 range identified as displaying emotional and behavioural problems in their mainstream school settings. Students maintain enrolment at their home school and may attend Wakefield for a period of up to 12 months. Wakefield has a teaching staff of 5 Teachers, 4 Teachers Aides Special and an Administration Manager.
Our aim is to improve learning and behavioural outcomes for students through quality teaching and learning. The school has 4 classes each containing seven students. Most students attend both their home school and Wakefield School. Each student has an age appropriate Individual Learning Plan which is designed and implemented to meet their social, emotional and academic needs. A primary aim of the school is to assist students in their successful return to their local neighbourhood school.