Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Head teacher: Martyn Broom

Deputy head: Joe Mitchell

Chair of Governors: David Watson




Halfpenny Lane JI&N School, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract WF8 4BW.

Tel: 01977 703270



Ofsted rate us as Good with Outstanding Leadership, Management, Behaviour and Safety  

Halfpenny Lane is a happy, healthy & exciting place to learn.  We're also an effective place to learn.  As a rapidly improving school, our 2015 SATs results were very impressive.  An average of 92% of pupils made two levels progress in the core subjects (Reading, Writing & Maths) and 88% of pupils attained at level 4+ in the core subjects. Most of these results are in line or above the National Average.

Are you choosing a school for your child to start this year?  Please contact school if you'd like to visit, or if you would like to discuss any aspect of starting primary school.

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.