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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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Hat-trick Of Titles For King’s Football Team

April 25, 2022 10:06 am

The Year 11 football team who are part of Division 1 of the Wakefield School’s League have completed the treble without losing a game locally. The team was made up of, Leyton Spencer, Joe Royle, Dom Brian, Jacob Bacon, Adam Barnes, Frayza Benton, Joel Learmouth, Harry Charlotte, Alfie Charlotte, Toby Copley, Riley Bennett, Logan Kotchie…

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Pontefract Student Elected To Represent Wakefield East

March 23, 2022 9:02 am

Daniel Hopkins, a 15-year-old who attends The King’s School in Pontefract, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been successfully elected as part of the Wakefield Youth Council. The Wakefield Youth Council is a platform for Wakefield residents ages 13-18 to serve as youth leaders empowered to share policy ideas and youth comment in the community….

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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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Local 12 Year Old Set To Be A Tennis Star

March 15, 2022 10:57 am

12-year-old Evie, a student at The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust has aspirations to one day be a professional tennis player. Her dream is to play at Wimbledon and follow in the footsteps of her hero Johanna Konta. Evie, who has been playing in tournaments since the age of 5, trains for a…

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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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Painting A Picture Of Hope

March 14, 2022 11:57 am

Three pupils from across Yorkshire have been named as winners of Carnegie School of Education’s art competition to create a design on the theme of hope in partnership with Leeds Beckett University. We are delighted to announce that Alicja, a Year 8 student at The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been selected for…

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Pontefract Students Put On A Show-Stopping Performance

February 23, 2022 10:24 am

Students from The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, put on a sell-out performance of the Little Shop of Horrors last week for the local community, parents, carers, and other students to enjoy. The King’s School Performing Arts department have been working on the performance for a few months and students had to take…

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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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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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