Pontefract Academies Trust at a glance

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools.

The graphics below provide a quick overview of the Trust. What underpins the numbers is the determination to have, at the centre of our work, the need to give every child and young person in our schools, a fair chance to learn and thrive. As a family of schools, we believe that this will come through equipping them with a strong set of qualifications and the experience of life enhancing opportunities, in areas such as the arts, sport and travel. It is our job, as an education trust, to pick up an important role for social equity and not allow poverty of ambition to get in our way.


Running top-quality, high-achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.


Where every child and young person makes outstanding progress.

Ofstead Judgements
Carleton High School Good July 2019
The King’s School Good June 2017
Carleton Park J & I School Good July 2019
De Lacy Pontefract Primary School Requires Improvement January 2020
Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School Good February 2019
Larks Hill J & I School Good June 2019
Orchard Head J, I & N School Good November 2019
The Rookeries Carleton J, I & N School Requires Improvement March 2019