Orchard Head J, I and N School rated “Good” by Ofsted

March 9, 2019 11:54 am

Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School has announced that a recent Ofsted inspection has rated the school as good. The school which is part of Pontefract Academies Trust was given a big thumbs up by inspectors that visited the school in February. Newly appointed Head of School, Mr Joe Mitchell, was praised for “wasting…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Celebrate GCSE Success with record number of 9’s

September 3, 2018 2:14 pm

The King’s School and Carleton High School, both members of the Pontefract Academies Trust, are celebrating GCSE success with a record number of 9’s. The King’s School achieved it’s best ever results with progress measures improving across all areas. There was a notable improvement in English and Maths with Science and Geography results continuing to…

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British Sprinting Champion Beth Dobbin Inspires Pontefract Children

July 3, 2018 2:05 pm

Children from Pontefract Academies Trust were treated to an inspirational visit from British 200m Sprint Champion, Beth Dobbin. As well as sharing her motivational stories in a school assembly, the successful sprinter led the children in a sponsored multi fitness event where they raised £1,287 for the PE department of Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and…

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Pontefract Children Celebrate Their Life Choices

July 3, 2018 1:57 pm

Hundreds of children and parents from Pontefract primary schools have completed a 30 week intervention programme aimed at promoting career opportunities and school attendance. The programme is called CHOICE – Children Have Options, Imagination, Challenge and Experience which concluded with an awards ceremony at The Pontefract Town Hall where each child received a certificate for…

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