We asked: What do you most like about living/working/studying round here?


High quality education matters to both parents and the young people. Good schools and colleges are a fundamental part of giving our children the best future possible. The good quality of teaching is also valued, as is the support that schools give to children.

“Generally nice teachers, love history and geography. Lot of history in Wakefield and like Thornes Park - across the road from my school. I like my school it gives me good support. I have dyslexia and they are super brilliant at Cathedral School. We did a play about road safety. I recommend my school. We spent a whole day on the environment - immersive learning. They raise our aspirations at school and have recently started listening more to student feedback. Listening to what we have to say more. Toilets recently re-done and designed by the students.”

Male aged 17 and under, Wakefield city centre