Lawefield Primary School came into existence in September 1998 when
Lawefield Infant School merged with Lawefield Junior School. Lawefield
School was originally built in 1911 as an elementary school and in 1972
it changed to a 5-13 Middle and First School.
The school is a mixed community primary school, which caters for pupils
3-11 years, and is situated within walking distance of Wakefield city
centre. It has a secure, enclosed playground for the Infant children
and a more open playground for the Junior children. There is a large
The building was refurbished and updated at the time of Wakefield Area
Reorganisation in 1992-3. There are eight large and spacious
classrooms, a library, two halls, a relaxation room and several extra
rooms that are used for specialist activities or group work.