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About Our Trust

Welcome to Pontefract Academies Trust

A locality based Trust for the schools of Pontefract.

Pontefract Schools have worked together successfully over a number of years.  Pontefract Academies Trust was borne from this commitment of Pontefract Schools to work together.

The Pontefract Academies Trust motto is

Together – Inspire – Achieve

Our Vision

The Trust's vision is to achieve aspirational and continuously improving outcomes for learners through structured collaborative working, effective professional development and operational excellence.

Our Mission

The Trust’s main mission is to incorporate a family of local, distinctive and inclusive academy schools which: value partnership and collaboration; strive together to provide an aspiring and outstanding education for all our children and young people; enabling them to aspire and achieve the best possible outcomes; developing valued and valuable members of our future society.

Our Strategy

We will -

  • Raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a can do culture which nurtures confident and competent people.

  • Provide an entitlement to innovative, rich, relevant, stimulating and balanced curriculum opportunities which develop the whole person and are effectively delivered through excellent teaching which motivates, inspires, engages and empowers our learners for life.

  • Develop effective leadership and employ highly skilled staff who will share their experience across the Trust and provide effective professional development.

  • Bring together expertise within and beyond the Pontefract Academies Trust to address individual and collective challenges and aspirations and to identify common approaches for implementing initiatives.

  • Continue to acknowledge the importance of the family unit as key stakeholders in championing their child’s achievements and engage them along with other partners and groups to support a seamless and successful progression, particularly at key transition points, for our learners.

  • To continue to give high regard to statutory and regulatory requirements developing best practice systems and governance.