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  • Carleton Park J & I School among top three primary schools in the country

    Carleton Park Junior and Infant School in Pontefract has been proudly recognised as the third best primary school in the country. The school have also been ranked, by recent school performance tables, as West Yorkshire’s joint best school overall, along with Carlton Junior and Infant School in Dewsbury. The school’s success is deeply rooted in…

  • The Power of Education

    In the heart of Pontefract, a group of nine schools are making waves in the education sector. Pontefract Academies Trust, comprising of seven primary schools and two secondary schools, was once struggling with underperformance. However, thanks to a significant shift in its leadership and culture, the Trust has undergone a remarkable transformation. Today, it stands…

  • PAT Games Term 1

    The PAT Games are an opportunity for our pupils to represent their school at sporting events held across Pontefract Academies Trust. To reflect on the first term of PAT Games 2023/24 Kate Wood, Physical Education, School Sport and Wellbeing Coordinator, has written our Term 1 blog: The PAT Games are a sporting extravaganza, showcasing a…

  • Williams Syndrome Day

    Tuesday 7th November saw The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant and Nursery School recognise and celebrate Williams Syndrome Day. 7/11/2023 is a date which will only occur once in a century, and this date was marked as Williams Syndrome Day as it corresponds to the area of deletion on the #7 chromosome, 7q11.23, that signifies Williams…

  • Pontefract Academies Trust host a series of engaging Open Events

    This week saw Pontefract Academies Trust host a series of engaging Open Events for families considering the next stage in their child’s education. These open events were aimed at pupils who will join a primary school Reception class for the next academic year. Those who attended were able to hear from the school’s Headteacher, speak…

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