Painthorpe Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield, WF4 3HW.

Tel: 01924 303520,

Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School

'Learning for you, Learning for Life'

Family Support

At Mackie Hill J&I School, the safeguarding of our pupils, families and the wider community is of paramount importance.  We believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We encourage children, parents, carers and all family members to come and speak to us if the need any extra help or support.


This begins from the very beginning of a child’s educational journey. At Mackie Hill School we support families by offering home visits, telephone contact and, most importantly, face to face meetings in school where families can meet school leaders and get a feel for our community school. Strong and positive relationship means that our families are confident to come to school and to ask for help. We have key members of staff readily available as children arrive in school and caring, empathetic office staff who can always help our families.


We recognise that raising a family may have its difficulties and challenges and, from time to time, families need a bit more support. We call this ‘Early Help’. If families have concerns about their child’s school attendance, behaviour, emotional health and wellbeing or if they need support managing their income and running their home, we can help and work in partnership with the Early Help Hub. At Mackie Hill, we have established strong links with our Hub Workers who are readily available to either work directly with families or signpost them to a wide range of services who can help.


Both the team around the school, and team around the early years are essential in supporting schools, families and the wider community by bringing families and professions together to improve the outcomes for children and young people in Wakefield. You can find more information at


Wakefield Parent Carer Forum is an independent parent carer forum who work with families of children with special educational needs and/or disability, aged 0-25 years old, living in the Wakefield area.

Futher information can be found here:


Below is a list of agencies and support that families can access in order to support the wellbeing of our young people.