Key Stage 2 SATs Success!

July 25, 2019 12:54 pm

The recent publication of the the Key Stage 2 SATs results is proving that the Trust is continuing to transform the quality of education for the young people of the town. The primary schools within the Trust have improved by 24% points overall. This means that primary school performance is now above the national average…

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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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