Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School

About Pontefract Academies Trust


On the 1st April 2013 Orchard Head J I & N School converted to an Academy, as part of the Pontefract Academies Trust (PAT).

Extract taken from the Pontefract Academies Trust website: pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk:

"The Trust’s main mission is to continuously improve, deepen and broaden the educational opportunities and experiences to ensure that all children educated in Pontefract aspire to succeed and achieve their best, becoming valued and valuable members of our future society.

The Trust’s main mission is to continuously improve, deepen and broaden the educational opportunities and experiences to ensure that all children educated in Pontefract aspire to succeed and achieve their best, becoming valued and valuable members of our future society.

We aim to:

  • Establish outstanding academies for Pontefract.
  • Provide challenge and support to ensure that our academies achieve the best possible educational outcomes;
  • Create a self-improving school system based on a model of school to school support, drawing on academies within Pontefract Academies Trust and the wider network of partners within the Pontefract Education Trust and beyond.

The locality based trust is outward looking and provides a structure, which encourages collaborative working, capacity building to support the creation of a more seamless transition through education and into employment.

Pontefract Academies Trust has a shared interest in bringing together expert, human and financial resources; to support individual school needs and aspirations and to be able to work together to identify distinctive, common, effective and efficient approaches to local and national initiatives and issues affecting education.

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to each individual academy becoming Outstanding.

The Trust will create effective systems of Leadership, Management, Operation and Communication to secure this vision at every level from class to Board. We will establish clarity of accountability and responsibility for actions, decisions and outcomes and who should be consulted across the Trust".

Julie Craig is the Chief Executive Officer of Pontefract Academies Trust.

Ulrich Murray is the Chair of Trustees of the Pontefract Academies Trust.

Contact details for the Pontefract Academies Trust are available via the following link:

 

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There are currently 2 secondary and 6 primary schools in the Pontefract Academies Trust:

The Kings School

Carleton Community High School

Orchard Head J I & N School

The Rookeries J & I School

Halfpenny Lane J I & N School

Larks Hill J & I School

Carleton Park J & I School

De Lacy Primary School

The Pontefract Academies Articles of Association and Funding Agreement can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

 http://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/page/?pid=25

 Information regarding the Governance structure and membership of Pontefract Academies Trust can be found by clicking on the following link:

http://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/page/?title=Governance&pid=19 

To access the Annual Reports and Financial Statements for Pontefract Academies Trust, please click on the following link:

http://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/page/?title=Annual+Reports+and+Financial+Statements&pid=26

Please click the following link to access the Pontefract Academies Trust 'News and Events' webpage:

http://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/page/?title=News+%26amp%3B+Events&pid=3