Letter from Ms Clacy 

Please click the link below to read an important letter from Ms Clacy:

Letter from Ms Clacy 09.05.2023


Support for Families

Please click the links below to find cost of living support available in Kirklees:

Support for Families - updated December 2022

A reminder that there is support available in school for anyone who needs it. All students can get a free bagel before school each day and we can advise on how to apply for free school meals for families who wish to apply - please contact Mrs Shaw in the main office in the strictest confidence.


TSL Household Support Grant

Yorkshire Children's Centre have been funded by TSL to provide essential support for families within Kirklees. They are now able to provide our service users with assistance on the following: energy i.e. gas and electric, essential foods, warm clothing and whitegoods. Please click the link below for more information:

TSL Household Support Grant Leaflet


Useful Information

Adult and Community Learning 

Please click the link below to read information about Adult and Community Learning from Kirklees College:

Adult and Community Learning Kirklees College


Kirklees Library events supporting parents/carers of children with additional needs

Please click the link below to read information on upcoming events:

Kirklees Libraries SEND Events


 Cost of Living Support for Parents/Carers

As the cost of living increases Kirklees Council are looking at how they can support families in the best ways possible.

Their brand-new ‘Cost of Living Support’ resource provides information on how to access council support to help manage increased living costs. A dedicated web page has been created that breaks down the support available into the three categories of, Food, Energy, and Money.

You can find the ‘Cost of Living Support’ information at

The web pages can now be translated into many different languages at the click of a button. Simply click on ‘select language’ at the top of the destination page.

The below information/links may also be of help:

  • Food Banks- There are several food banks in Kirklees that offer support with the essentials like food and basic toiletries. Contact the Local Welfare Provision team (details on the link below), Citizens Advice, a social worker or a GP to check if you are able to receive support. They will make a referral to your nearest food bank or wider support services.
  • Local Welfare Provision includes contact details if you are need immediate support. If food is required it usually arrives the same day or the next working day.
  • Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre can refer you to a local food bank and help check that you're getting all you're entitled to. They also give budgeting and debt advice.
  • Support with the cost of food | Kirklees Council

Other links which you may find useful:

As a school we are continuing to explore additional ways in which we can support our students and their families, any requests for help will be treated in the strictest confidence, Mrs Doyle is available via email: or via phone on: 01924 405451 or you can speak with your child's head of year. 


 Parents/Carers Handbook 

Please find below the update Parent/Carers Handbook for 2022-2023

To avoid 'information overload' we have pulled together the contact details for support both in school, locally & nationally into an A to Z which can be found via the below link:

Parents/Carers Support A-Z

 We endeavour to provide parents/carers with the information they require to support students through their time at Spen Valley High School.  If you think we are missing any information or you have suggestions for other content you would like to see on the website please do contact us on the school email.