Masked Readers celebrate World Book Day at Pontefract Academies Trust

March 4, 2021 12:35 pm

Teachers, pupils and parents didn’t let lockdown stop them from celebrating this year’s World Book Day as they enjoyed an action packed agenda to enjoy their love of storytelling and reading. Harry Potters, Hermiones, Dennis the Menaces, Tom Gates and Fantastic Mr Foxes are just some of the characters that joined Pontefract Academies Trust online…

View Article >

Creative Pontefract Children produce 200 Poppies for Remembrance Day

November 5, 2020 12:30 pm

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 Remembrance Day on the 11th November. The idea behind this was to help all the children to learn the meaning behind Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day,…

View Article >

Thousands of Pontefract Kids Took Part in the Cross Country Challenge

October 31, 2020 12:23 pm

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…

View Article >

Pontefract Academies Trust Invests £90,000 into Outdoor Learning and Play

September 30, 2020 11:16 am

Pontefract Academies Trust is delighted to announce that they have invested around £90,000 into outdoor learning facilities for Halfpenny Lane and The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School. Children and staff are now able to take advantage of state of the art playground equipment which includes planting areas, den making apparatus and textured multi…

View Article >

Headteacher’s Welcome

September 3, 2020 12:54 pm

Dear Parent/Carer, I am delighted to be addressing you as the Headteacher of the Rookeries and that we are part of the Pontefract Academies Trust, a Trust which has a reputation for transforming schools. I strongly believe with the support of the Trust, a strong leadership team and the dedication and commitment of our staff…

View Article >