Carleton High School Awarded Most Improved School in North of England

November 17, 2020 3:40 pm

Carleton High School in Pontefract, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been hailed as the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index league tables, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership The index ranks schools on a contextual progress score that takes pupils’ backgrounds into account.  Even prior…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Pledge Support for Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract

November 13, 2020 11:12 am

Pontefract Academies Trust has announced that for this academic year all of their eight schools as well as the central office, will be fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) as their national charity and The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract as their local charity. Throughout the coming year, the Trust hope to help…

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Creative Pontefract Children produce 200 Poppies for Remembrance Day

November 5, 2020 10:58 am

Primary school children from Pontefract Academies Trust have made around 200 poppies to be displayed opposite Valley Gardens in Pontefract Town Centre for all to come and see and mark Rememberance Day on the 11th November. The idea behind this was to help all the chidren to learn the meaning behind Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day,…

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Thousands of Pontefract Kids Took Part in the Cross Country Challenge

October 31, 2020 11:12 am

Around 3500 children in Pontefract put their best feet forward to take part in the Trust’s first Cross Country Challenge competition.  Each child raced against their individual class mates along a designated track to adhere to social distancing rules.  Key Stage 1 children ran 800 metres and Key Stage 2 children ran 1200 metres. At…

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Halfpenny Lane Primary School Raise £400 for The Prince of Wales Hospice

October 26, 2020 11:02 am

More than 400 children at Halfpenny Lane Primary school bounced into school last week with big smiles on their faces as they celebrated their non uniform day.  The special day took place to raise money for Pontefract Academies Trust’s chosen local charity for the year:  “The Prince of Wales Hospice.” Each child was encouraged to…

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