The Schools in the PET

Larks Hill Junior & Infant School

Our motto is 'TEAM', together everyone achieves more. Everything we do is based around those words. We believe that for children to benefit fully from their education, teachers, support staff, parents and the children themselves must work together to make learning a fulfilling experience.  We care that our children are happy and enjoy coming to the school, but we also care that we set and maintain very high standards in everything we do.

The Rookeries Carleton J&I School with resource provision for Deaf & HI

The Headteacher and staff aim to provide a broad-based education of excellent quality. It aims to engender within the school a caring and sharing ethos where children, parents and staff feel welcome, valued and respected.

Carleton Community High School

We value the individuality of our young people and recognise their unique needs and aspirations. Learners of all abilities and talents thrive at our school, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to make a real and genuine contribution to society.

Orchard Head JI&N School

Our school works in close partnership with the families of children in our school to ensure that every child, every day, learns and achieves.

St Giles C of E Academy

St Giles CE Academy is a warm, friendly school where everyone is encouraged to do their best and where pupils say they feel safe and well cared for. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled staff who work hard to give pupils the opportunities to do their best.  Pupils at St Giles say they enjoy their learning and are excited by new challenges.  We aim high and expect the very highest standards of behaviour, attendance and attitude to work from all staff and pupils.  Our Christian Values of Compassion, Trust, Hope, Forgiveness, Peace and Thankfulness are embedded in everything we do and we are very proud to be a part of the community we serve.

De Lacy Primary Academy

De Lacy Primary Academy is rated as a good school. It is a larger than average sized primary school with over 300 pupils on roll. The school building is a new build and officially opened in February 2013. De Lacy Primary Academy has been a member of the Pontefract Academies Trust since October 2013. The Head teacher and staff aim to provide a broad-based education of excellent quality. It aims to engender within the school a caring and sharing ethos where children, parents and staff feel welcome, valued and respected. 

Darrington C of E Primary School

 Set in beautiful grounds, Darrington CE Primary School provides a safe and stimulating environment for young learners.  Peace, Friendship and Respect, are key values that underpin our Christian ethos and a high priority is given to the spiritual development of everyone in the school.

Carleton Park J&I School

At Carleton Park J&I School we believe that all adults and children who enter our school have equal worth. We encourage our pupils to achieve success by aiming high and realising their talents in a climate where achievements are recognised and all contributions valued and shared.  We believe that education is a partnership between all staff, children, families and that it is at its most effective when there is close co-operation between home and school and value the contributions you can make to your child's learning journey.


Holy Family & St Michael's Catholic Primary School

All aspects of school life are firmly rooted in Christian principles.  We aim to ensure that pupils are given a secure, well-ordered school which will allow for their spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth. Our aim is to develop “the education of the whole person which not only enhances the dignity of the individual, but in the long term promotes the common good in society and in the worldwide human community.”

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s is a welcoming learning community with Christ at its heart.  We have been an academy since November 2012, as part of the wider ‘Bishop Konstant’ Catholic Academy Trust.  Learning through Christ is at the heart of our school mission, and this was affirmed when we were judged as ‘outstanding in all areas’, both in our 2012 Ofsted and R.E. Inspection.  We have supportive parents; wonderful, well behaved, enthusiastic children and a very supportive Governing body.  We work hard to ensure we are a central part of the community of St Joseph’s and the community of the PET.  

Cobblers Lane Primary School

 At Cobblers Lane Primary School we work together as a committed team to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where children are motivated to learn, are valued as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential.  We do this to prepare our children for adult life and assist them in becoming successful life-long learners, confident individuals, and responsible members of the community.

Halfpenny Lane J I & N School

Halfpenny Lane is happy, healthy & exciting place to learn.  OfSTED rate us a 'Good' with 'Outstanding Leadership, Management, Behaviour & Safety'.  We are very much a ‘family’ school: we cultivate and nurture attitudes of support, respect and care in all our activities and relationships and for all our children. Equally important is learning. We set high standards in everything we do and strongly believe in the importance of the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics.

At Halfpenny Lane, we also believe that primary school education is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full. We therefore offer a broad and balanced curriculum: sports, the arts and computer technology are strengths in our school.  This helps our children to become positive and active citizens.

Ackworth Howard C of E J & I School

Our approach to education is holistic; we are concerned for the whole child - mind, body and spirit. We offer an exciting and challenging education for all. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural) is threaded through all curriculum areas, activities and collective worship. We celebrate our pupils' achievements in all areas and recognise that every individual has different strengths and talents. We encourage positive attitudes towards learning and behaviour, setting high aspirations and challenging every child to be the best that they can be.

Badsworth C of E J & I School

At Badsworth we work hard to meet the many and varying needs of all our children, fostering their academic, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Strong Christian values and our CARE aim, where all members of the school community consider and respect everyone as Jesus taught us, underpins the life and work of the school.   We aim to provide a Christian environment in which the children can develop into thoughtful and caring people, with respect for themselves, each other and the world around them and where we promote consideration for, and understanding of, all cultures and faiths of the world.