Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Company and Financial Information

Welcome to Pontefract Academies Trust, a locality based Trust for the schools of Pontefract.

Pontefract Schools have worked together successfully over a number of years.  Pontefract Academies Trust was borne from this commitment of Pontefract Schools to work together.

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

Phil Jones is the Chair of Trustees for Pontefract Academies Trust.

The Pontefract Academies Trust motto is:

  Together – Inspire – Achieve

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


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