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Burrow Family Scoop Up Awards At Yorkshire Choice Awards

May 16, 2022 9:37 am

10-year-old Macy, 7-year-old Maya, and 3-year-old Jackson Burrow were amazed and excited when they won the Young Achiever Award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards held at Elland Road. The three children, who all attend Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, are used to fancy award ceremonies and being in…

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Young Fundraisers Receive Special Mayor Award

March 22, 2022 1:12 pm

Pupils from 6 primary schools in Pontefract, all part of Pontefract Academies Trust, were invited to a special awards ceremony at the Mayor’s office on Thursday to celebrate the incredible fundraising effort they and other schools in the local area contributed to. Organised by The Prince of Wales Hospice, the ceremony celebrated £61,000 being raised…

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Meet The Next Generation Of Local Entrepreneurs

March 14, 2022 12:48 pm

Students from Pontefract Academies Trust secondary schools, The King’s School, and Carleton High School competed in The Prince of Wales Hospice ‘Dragon’s Den meets The Apprentice’ challenge. Taking inspiration from the BBC’s popular TV shows, The Prince of Wales Hospice created their own exciting challenge for local schools to showcase the next generation of billionaires…

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Local Children Involved In Remembrance Day In Pontefract

January 18, 2022 1:48 pm

Both of our secondary schools were delighted to welcome Mr Brian Berry MA from the Ackworth and Pontefract branch of The Royal British Legion along with other ex-veterans. They gave an inspirational presentation about their stories of serving in the war. They also spoke about the significance of the poppy. Both schools were also very…

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Inspirational Student Is Recognised By Princess Anne

January 18, 2022 11:13 am

Ryan Myhill, an 11-year-old at Carleton High School, was chosen to meet Princess Anne in London due to being recognised as a young carer. Ryan has been a carer for around 4 years now for his younger sister who has ADHD and learning difficulties. Ryan enjoys helping his sister with her homework, especially maths as…

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Children In Need 2021

January 17, 2022 4:48 pm

Every year, all eight of our schools find fun ways to raise money for Children in Need. Whether it’s baking, running races, raffles and much more. The Rookeries Junior, Infant & Nursery School featured on Look North and the Children In Need programme as they attempted to break the world record of how many wet…

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Pontefract Academies Trust Staff Felt The Freeze

October 7, 2021 8:58 am

Staff including teachers, lunchtime supervisors and housekeepers across the eight schools in Pontefract Academies Trust have each endured at least 92 seconds of ice cold water on their feet to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease (MNDA) by taking part in the Ice Foot 92 challenge. The eight schools include six primaries, Carleton Park…

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HUGE SUCCESS FOR PONTEFRACT STUDENTS IN GCSE RESULTS

September 8, 2021 2:05 pm

The King’s School and Carleton High School, both members of Pontefract Academies Trust, are celebrating GCSE success today. Two students from The King’s School achieved an incredible set of results comprising off all 9s. 9% of students across both schools achieved all 7-9 grades in all subjects (A-A*). 52% of students at Carleton High School…

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